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ICT ranked 4th in research standards

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

At a time when Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has questioned the standards of IITs and IIMs in India, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) has been ranked four in the world by a recent survey on the research standards of engineering and technology institutes.

"Prof Jude Sommerfeld of Georgia Institute of Technology, USA has been publishing annual surveys on research standards of engineering and technology institutes in the world. His survey published this year shows that the ICT stands number one in India and number four in the world," ICT Director and Vice Chancellor Prof GD Yadav told PTI here.

The ICT has on its roll 537 full time Ph.D students with full fellowships and 319 Masters students, which is a record. The ICT publishes more than three international peer reviewed papers per faculty, he said.

ICT's impact per dollar spent has been the highest in the world. The institute has published papers in all leading journals in the world and has citations of more than 33,000 with very high h-index, Yadav said.

The 79-year-old institute, earlier called University Department of Chemical Technology, has produced many industrialists, academics, bureaucrats, Padma awardees, secretaries to Government Departments, directors of CSIR labs and over 500 first generation entrepreneurs.

All these achievements are in spite of not getting even a paltry of funds in comparison with IITs, Yadav said.

First Published: Sun, May 29 2011. 14:39 IST