QS World University Rankings 2022: IIT Guwahati gains 41st rank globally in ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category

GUWAHATI: The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), one of the premier educational and research institutes in the country, has broken into the top 50 institutes and secured 41st rank globally in the ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category of the QS World University rankings 2022.

The Institute has gained rank 395 in World University Ranking globally. This marks an huge improvement of 75 places by the IIT Guwahati, which was ranked 470 in the 2021 edition of the QS World University rankings. The institute said the main reason for this increase is the strong improvement in the ‘Citations per Faculty’ category where IITG has improved from 77.9 in the year 2021 (Global Rank 56) to 94.8 in 2022 (Global Rank 41).

“I congratulate the faculty, students and staff of IIT Guwahati for this remarkable growth in this performance which clearly shows that despite the pandemic, the institute has been working tirelessly to make such a global impact. The institute has improved in Research Citations per Faculty indicating the visibility of research activities of the institute as well as in the Academic Reputation as the major contributors in this increase,” Prof. TG Sitharam, director of IITG, said.


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The QS World University rankings 2022 announced in the UK late on Tuesday was based on six metrics- Academic Reputation, Employers Reputation, Faculty Student ratio, Citation per Faculty, International Faculty and International Students.

Prof. Parameswar K. Iyer, Dean Public Relations, Branding and Ranking at IITG said that the ranking of the institute has been improving consistently across international and national agencies due to the concerted efforts the institute has been making over the past several years. “This has impacted on various aspects of institutional growth, including Internationalization, enhancing the reputation (perception), promoting research and technology transfers, which are now becoming visible and being recognized both nationally and globally,” he added.

IITG has also been ranked in 12 different subject categories by the QS World University rankings announced earlier this year with a break into the 51-100 range in Petroleum Engineering. The subjects that IIT Guwahati finds mention are Engineering and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering and Environmental Studies (2021 onwards).

Established in 1994, the technology institute has already completed 25 years of existence in 2019. At present, the Institute has eleven departments and five inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programmes.

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