About 8 IITs were formed in the year of 2008 out of which 3 have made it to the top 10 list which shows a positive growth of India in research and academics field. On the other hand, even after so many top class universities, India has lagged to produce any ground breaking patent or received a Nobel in Science field.
To check the scores assigned to top 100 institutes, students can visit the official website of NIRF. Engineering has always been a sought after programme for students after 12th but sorting out the best among 1000s of engineering colleges in India has been a challenge for them. This is one the reasons why National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was formed.
Updating the list of best engineering colleges in India, HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has released the list on June 11, 2020.
The ranking by NIRF have been prepared mainly on the basis of 5 parameters; teaching, learning & resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.
- IIT Madras
Founded in 1959 with the help of Govt. of West Germany, IIT Madras has bagged the Top Rank in ‘Overall’ Category second consecutive year and No: 1 in ‘Engineering’ category for the fifth consecutive year. Talking about the annual Tech-Fest, Shaastra is the first ISO 9001:2000 certified students festival. NPTEL, most sought after YouTube channel engineering students go to, was started by IITM which then collaborated with all IITs and IISC banglore.
- IIT Bombay
An institute famous for organising Asia’s largest Tech-Fest, was the second IIT, setup in the year 1958, IITB was setup with assistance from UNESCO and the then Soviet Union. Lush green campus left untouched from city’s pollution has stepped-up its position from last year ranking.
- IIT Kharagpur
Being the first of the IITs and an Institute of Eminence awardee, IIT Kharagpur has a big and beautiful campus. It has rich culture and heritage associated with it. This location was a Detention Camp under the British Empire, it was Chosen by Nehru and B.C. Roy because to show the triumph of Indian Education over British Oppression. It is famous for its biggest campus and alumni such as Sundar Pichai.
- IIT Delhi
Located in the very metropolitan region, IIT Delhi is famous for its research and academics programme worldwide. It has a very high score in terms of research output in the QS world university ranking and is next only to IISc bengalore when it comes to research in india. It is also famous for holding conferences with personalities such as Mark Zuckerberg.
- IIT Kanpur
IITK has a sprawling lush green campus flaunting with its, approximately, 1000m long “air strip” capable of handling single engine aircraft. The famous, HC Verma has recently retired from this institute.
- IIT Roorkee
One of the oldest engineering institutes of India, founded in 1847 and established as IIT in the year 2001, IIT Roorkee has maintained its position this year in top ten list.
- IIT Hyderabad
In the year 2008, GOI setup 8 new IITs, one them was IIT Hyderabad. IITH has improved its position from last year. It is famous for its cultural fests.
- IIT Gandhinagar
Established in 2008, IITG has been declared an Institute of National Importance by GOI. The institute allows the most flexible academic structure where you can choose your electives right from second year itself.
- IIT Ropar-Rupnagar
This young IIT has jumped about 20 positions by investing in its quality of research rather than the quantity of research. It has also made it to the list of University Ranking by UK-based Times Higher Education (THE) where no institute other than IISc was listed in even under Top-300.
- IIT Patna
Recognised as the Institute of National Importance by GOI, IITP has jumped 12 positions from last year. Also, internationally, IIT Patna was ranked 141 among BRICS nations by the QS World University Rankings of 2019.