December 7, 2023
IITKGP ranked 5th in India and 59th in Asia in QS Asia World University Rankings 2024
IITKGP has ranked fifth in India and 59th in Asia, according to the 2024 edition of QS Asia World University Rankings. In a recent news release, IITKGP said that it made its entry in the top 7% of the QS Asia University Rankings with an overall score of 54.5. The 2024 World University Ranking (Asia) by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) features 148 Universities from India in the overall Asia list which has 857 Universities from other countries in the continent. The institute has performed well in parameters like international research network, papers per faculty, employer and academic reputation and staff members with PhD.
IITKGP has ranked first in Agriculture and Forestry, and Civil and Structural Engineering in the country, according to the QS World University Rankings 2023. The Engineering and Technology discipline at IITKGP ranked fourth in the country, and ranked 82nd globally. IITKGP also ranked second in Architecture and Built Environment, Material Science, Environmental Sciences, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Ergonomics, according to the rankings issued on Friday.
Speaking on the QS Asia University Rankings 2024, IITKGP Director Prof. V.K. Tewari said, “IIT Kharagpur has upheld the nation’s resolve to excel the standards of globalization with advanced manufacturing systems and transportation, safety engineering and analytics, quality and reliability, affordable healthcare, precision agriculture & food nutrition and smart infrastructure to contribute towards an Atmanirbhar Bharat.” He added, "IITKGP stands out from other IITs with its multi-modal curriculum nurturing creativity, capacity building, affordable healthcare and rapid technological amalgamation. As an Institute of Eminence, we have to acquire the opportunity in the digital economy space, fostering skill development and encouraging entrepreneurship."
Director Tewari also stated that IITKGP is gearing up to establish bridges with ISRO and futuristic technologies with DRDO in unmanned and robotic technologies, cognitive technologies and secure systems, among others. "We are also planning to steer ahead in areas like precision agriculture, energy storage systems, hardware security, hydrogen storage, quantum communication, additive manufacturing, 3D printing & composite manufacturing," Tewari said.