IIT-Kharagpur among the top universities in the world: QS World University Rankings 2022

IIT-Kharagpur has been named as one of the best universities in the world for the study of various subjects in the field of engineering, according to the latest edition of QS World University Ranking.

The institute was ranked 37th in 2022, an improvement from its 44th in 2021 in mineral and mining engineering and 80th in 2022 out of 90th in 2021 in electrical and electronic engineering globally, an IIT Kharagpur release said on Friday.

In engineering and technology, the domains of the pioneering institute, it was ranked 101st in the world and third in India, according to the 12th QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 announced on April 6, it said.

In the QS ranking, IIT Kharagpur is ranked among the top three in India domestically. In statistics and operations research, it was in first place, next to agriculture and forestry, and in second place in mineral and mining engineering, environmental sciences, economics and econometrics. The institute was placed in third position in engineering and technology, computer science and information systems, chemical engineering, next to accounting and finance, the press release said.

Speaking about the QS ranking, the Institute Director Prof VK Tewari said: “IIT Kharagpur stands out from other IITs with its multidisciplinary mandate to transform its education curriculum into a knowledge-based economy along with its focus on skills development and entrepreneurship.”

In the QS World University Rankings by Subjects 2022, Jadavpur University ranks fifth among the best Indian institutions in the top 500 worldwide in arts and humanities, a university spokesperson said.

Jadavpur University and IIT Delhi are ranked within the range of 401-450 worldwide along with Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and IIT Mumbai.

Jadavpur University is the only state university in India to be ranked in the QS World University Rankings in the field of arts and humanities, 2022, the spokesperson said.

JU Vice-Chancellor Prof. dr. Suranjan Das, expressing his happiness, said that the higher education institution strives to maintain its high academic excellence by putting stress on research activities and its success is more important considering it is in the field of arts and humanities.

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