IITs Find A Place In 2014 World Ranking

Source: Times of India | February 26, 2014

COIMBATORE: IIT-Delhi, IIT-Madras and IIT-Bombay have found a place in the subject-wise ranking for the year 2014 released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a leading world university ranking agency, in the city on Tuesday.

Under the civil and structural engineering subject, IIT-M and IIT-B have been ranked as 49 and 50 respectively. Similarly, under the electrical and electronic subject, IIT-D and IIT-B have been ranked as 42 and 489 respectively. For material science, Indian Institute of Science has been awarded 46th place.

The rank list was released during a higher education summit held at the city-based Amrita University. The event was initiated by The Economic Times. Ben Sowter, the head of QS Intelligence Unit, said that the rankings were based on three criteria – academic reputation, employer reputation and citations per paper.

TCS Insights: With Indian institutions focusing more on increasing their reputation in global rankings, these IIT campuses look to set a trend that will continue across the country for years to come.