IIT-Madras was ranked number one amongst Research and Teaching Institutions in Engineering amongst several other similar institutions in India. The Rankings 2016 was released today by the Minister for Human Resource Development.
The parameters used for ranking broadly cover "Teaching, Learning and Resources," "Research and Professional Practices," "Graduation Outcomes," "Outreach and Inclusivity," and "Perception".
"The top rank is a reflection of the commitment of the faculty, staff and students of IIT Madras towards fulfilling the objectives of the Strategic Plan 2020 that we have set for ourselves", commented Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras.
He added, the IIT Madras Strategic Plan spells out quantified targets for all key pillars of the Institute. These include a flexible curriculum suited to the aspirations of today's youth, quality faculty, a thriving research programme with a critical mass of research scholars and laboratories with the latest equipment, India's strongest industry-academia collaboration epitomised by the country's first university-based Research Park, an effervescent start-up ecosystem with nearly a hundred companies being currently incubated, a rapidly expanding programme of collaborations and student exchanges with leading global universities, and an enviable Placement record.
The Institute has developed key technologies to address grand challenges faced by the country in water, energy, healthcare, housing, and the like, said Ramamurthi.