Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has retained its position in the National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF), achieving 7th Rank in ‘Engineering’ Category this year. The Institute also retained its position in ‘Overall’ Category, recording Rank 8th in NIRF 2022.
Announcing the NIRF 2022 Ranking Results, Dharmendra Pradhan, Education Minister, Government of India, said, “The list of top Institutes released in NIRF 2022 showcases the impartial and qualitative assessment done by the Ministry of Education.”
He added, “Knowledge based innovation, entrepreneurship, and digitalisation is the way forward for emerging countries. Blended multidisciplinary programs at institutes like IITs is the need of the hour. Industry’s expectation of engineering technocrats having managerial capabilities is an example of the same. The time has arrived when India will lead the education front globally.”
Highlighting the plans for coming years, IIT Guwahati Director T. G. Sitharam said, “The institute is making efforts for promoting interdisciplinary research by initiating several academic schools and centers as part of NEP2020 implementation. This will not only enhance interaction among top academicians and enhance the standards of higher education but also bring to the forefront the best academic practices and also enhance our abilities to solve societal problems.”
IIT Guwahati has eleven departments, seven inter-disciplinary academic centers and five schools covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc/MS and PhD programmes. The institute offers a residential campus to 435 faculty members and more than 7,000 students at present.
Among other frontier areas of research and innovation, IIT Guwahati is working towards augmenting critical science research initiatives in Genomics, Developmental Biology, Nanotechnology, Health Care and Bioinformatics, Flexible Electronics, Advanced Functional Materials, Sustainable Polymers, Rural Technologies, Disaster Resilience and Risk Reduction, AI/ML and Water Resources and Management.