03 April 2017 14:06:02 IST

IIT Madras continues to be the best in engineering

It ranked second in NIRF’s list of ‘best institution in India’

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has once again emerged as the top engineering institute in the country as per the India rankings 2017 conducted by the National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The rankings also placed IIT Madras second in the list of best institutions in the country, after IISc.

In the category of ‘Engineering Institutions’, IIT Madras topped the list, followed by IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur, respectively.

According to Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras, “It is a matter of great satisfaction for IIT Madras that it continues to be ranked number one among engineering institutions in the country. We have improved our performance on most parameters, and quite significantly too on some key ones. We are heartened that this improved performance has ensured we remain at the top position for the second year in a row.”

“The top rank is a reflection of the complete commitment of the faculty, staff and students of IIT Madras towards fulfilling the objectives of the Strategic Plan 2020 that we have set for ourselves,” he added.

The IIT Madras Strategic Plan spells out quantified targets for all key pillars of the institute. These include a flexible curriculum suited to the aspirations of today’s youth, a significant increase in faculty strength, a thriving research programme reflected in rapidly increasing publication quality and count, India’s strongest industry-academia collaboration epitomised by the country’s first university-based research park, an effervescent start-up ecosystem with nearly a hundred companies being currently incubated, a rapidly expanding programme of collaborations and student exchanges with leading global universities, and an impressive placement record.