The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) India University Rankings 2020 has launched the first top 100 Universities of India. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar has been ranked at 20th position, improving from its previous position of 21st in the last ranking, the official said. The British higher education analysts QS has ranked the higher education institutions in India on the basis of eight parameters which have different weightages. The eight parameters are academic reputation (30 per cent), employer reputation (20 per cent), faculty student ratio (20 per cent), staff with PhD (10 per cent), Papers per faculty (10 per cent, citation per paper (5 per cent), international faculty (2.5 per cent) and international students (2.5 per cent).
IIT Bhubaneswar Director Prof R V Raja Kumar said the strategic initiatives taken by the institute in the recent times have not only fostered the development of the Institute, but also resulted in a significant rise in Institutes ranking performance, indicating that our plans are right and we are on the right track.
As per Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings 2020, the institute has been ranked 601-800 among 1,396 institutes across the world and 10th in India among 56 institutes, where it has been ranked 7th in citation scores in India, the director said.