IIT-Kharagpur needs to strengthen faculty-student ratio: Director

  • IANS

    IANS | Kolkata

    April 4, 2017 | 09:57 AM
IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur (Photo: Ians)


Add Commnents

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur which ranks third among engineering institutes after IIT Madras and IIT Bombay needs to strengthen its faculty-student ratio, the institute's director said.

The ranking was conducted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

"NIRF India Rankings 2017: Engineering Rankings for the top 5 IITs remains same in 2017 as in 2016 with IIT-Kgp in the middle (3rd) after IITM and IITB," IIT-Kgp Director P.P. Chakrabarti said in a Facebook post on Monday.

He pointed out that "in the two new categories, namely overall rankings across all categories, IIT-Kgp is fourth after IISc, IIT-M and IIT-B. In the category of Management, IIT-Kgp is seventh after 5 IIMs and IITD".

"Our main are in research outcome and graduation outcome which shows key value add of IIT-Kgp to both research community and student upbringing. However, there is scope for further improvement," Chakrabarti noted.

"Our main comparative weakness lie in faculty-student ratio (we have the highest student strength) and general perception, which though improved needs significant further strengthening," he added.


Is Gautam Gambhir the best captain in the IPL 2017 so far?

Thank you for voting!