HYDERABAD: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad has improved its National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) from 16th place in 2021 to 14th in 2022, according to the seventh edition of the National Institutional Ranking released Friday by the Ministry of Union Education.
The IITH maintained its position in the Top 10 technical institutes in the country and as the best among the second generation IITs for the seventh consecutive year. Osmania University was ranked 22nd in the university category and 46th in the general category. OU has retained its position as the best state university in Telangana.
The IITH has improved its ranking in the NIRF over the past seven years, rising from 30th place to one of the top 15. The IITH also gained three points in Research and Professional Practices and Perceptions and a few improvement points in other metrics.
This year, the IITH also entered the QS World University Rankings by 10 pts and was ranked seventh in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Achievement in Innovation (ARIIA) 2021. On the research and of innovation, the IITH outperformed the first-generation IIT in both NIRF-2022 and ARIIA–2021.
Expressing his joy at the achievement, Prof. BS Murty, Director of IIT Hyderabad said, “This achievement is simply due to the hard work of students, staff, faculty members and the vision of bearers of torch of this institute and, more importantly, our alumni. New interdisciplinary university programs are the need of the hour and in line with NEP-2020.
“It is a good sign that OU has been ranked among the best universities in India. This ranking is an improvement over last year and will strengthen the image and perception among stakeholders,” remarked Prof. D. Ravinder, Vice-Chancellor of the university. He congratulated the entire faculty, academic researchers, students and other stakeholders for this achievement. Similarly, the University College of Engineering also performed well in the engineering college category. He was ranked 117.