GUWAHATI, June 10 - Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) has been ranked 470th globally in the QS World University rankings 2021 announced today.
This marks an improvement of 21 places by the institute, which was ranked 491st in the 2020 edition of the QS World University rankings.
The main reason for this increase is the strong improvement in the �Citations per Faculty� category where IIT Guwahati has improved from 71.2 in 2020 (Global Rank 89th) to 77.9 in 2021 (Global Rank 55th).
This has also helped improve the QS India rank to number 8 this year from the rank number 10 in the previous year.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof TG Sitharam, Director of IIT Guwahati, said, �In order to further move up in the ranking table, IIT Guwahati needs to attract more international students and international faculty members, improve the faculty-student ratio and work on improving the academic and employer reputation. IIT Guwahati has started making efforts in this direction and over the next few years we are likely to improve on these parameters as well.�
He added that IIT Guwahati is striving hard to deliver quality online courses to industry and academia and sees a great future in online education which will play an important role and further the learning experience in this time of pandemic.
The QS World University rankings 2021 announced today were based on six metrics � academic reputation, employers� reputation, faculty-student ratio, citation per faculty, international faculty and international students.