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NIRF Rankings 2022: IIT Madras emerges as the undisputed leader

July 15, 2022

The Indian Institute of Madras has ranked No.1 in India in ‘Overall’ for the fourth consecutive year and in ‘Engineering’ category for the seventh year in a row, in the NIRF –India Rankings 2022

In an extraordinary and historic achievement,the  Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has claimed the top honours in National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) – India Rankings 2022 yet again, cementing its position as the Premier Higher Education Institute in India.

IIT Madras retained its No. 1 ranking in the ‘Overall’ category for the fourth consecutive year and in the ‘Engineering’ Category for the seventh consecutive year.

In the ‘Research Institutions’ category IIT Madras was Ranked #2, same as of last year. The Institute improved its position in ‘Management’ Category, securing 10th Position this year, bettering last year’s position of 13.

Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced the results of NIRF 2022 today (15th July, 2022) at an event held in the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

He said, “Congratulations to all. From the Institutes that have come on top in the NIRF Rankings, it is clear that NIRF is objective, impartial and qualitative.”

Further, he added, “PM had the vision to make sure HEIs should be able to showcase their outstanding performance to the young aspirants…21st Century will be called knowledge-based economy, which will be primarily because of innovation, entrepreneurship and digitalisation. India holds over 40% of digital transactions in global trade.”

The awards were received by Prof. V. Kamakoti, director, IIT Madras, in person, who was accompanied by Prof. Manu Santhanam, Dean, Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research (ICSR), IIT Madras.

Congratulating all the stakeholders, from students to faculty and non-teaching staff for their hard work that has resulted in such extraordinary performance, Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said, “I dedicate this achievement to all the students, staff and faculty of my Institute. Special thanks to all the frontline workers who kept the Institute ticking during the Covid times. Thanks to the Ministry of Education, Government of India for their continued support and encouragement. NIRF process gives a detailed feedback regarding our strengths and weaknesses. While we will continue to leverage on our strengths we will address the weaknesses to march forward.”

IIT Madras has also been recognized as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ (IoE) in September 2019 by the Government of India. As an Institute of Eminence, IIT Madras has set certain targets for next 5, 10 and 15 years in Academics, Research and Development, and Internationalization, among others.

Started in 2015, NIRF outlines a methodology to rank educational institutions across the country. The parameters used for ranking broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcome,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception.

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