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IIT Guwahati ranks #7 in ‘Engineering’ and ‘Overall’ Categories of India Rankings of NIRF 2020

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GUWAHATI : Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has been ranked#7with a score of 74.90 among all the Engineering institutes as per the India Rankings 2020 conducted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Institute has retained its position under this category, however, it has improved its score from 70.87 in 2019 to 74.90 this year (2020).

The Institute has also achieved the best ever rank of #7with 68.81 score in the ‘Overall’ category this year (2020). Last year, the Institute was ranked #9 with a score of 65.47.

Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, announced the ‘National Institutional Ranking Framework’ (NIRF) 2020 results today, 11th June 2020.

Speaking about the rankings, Prof. T.G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “I am delighted that the overall ranking for IIT Guwahati has phenomenally improved. This is a recognition of the commitment, hard work and dedication of our faculty, students, staff and all stakeholders associated with the Institute. I acknowledge everyone’s effort in making our Institute improve steadily in the overall ranking and congratulate for this success. We will strive very hard to do even better next year.”

Score in specific parameters of ‘Engineering’ category of NIRF Ranking 2020 are:

  • Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR) – 83.04
  • Graduation Outcomes (GO) – 83.03
  • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) – 59.13
  • Research Professional Practice and (RPC) – 70.73
  • Perception – 62.45

IIT Guwahati improved its scores in most of the parameters of ‘Engineering’ and ‘Overall’ categories.



  Overall Score TLR (100) RPC (100) GO (100) OI (100) PERCEPTION (100)
2019 70.87 82.55 63.60 78.45 58.86 54.49
2020 74.90 83.04 70.73 83.03 59.13 62.45



  Overall Score TLR (100) RPC (100) GO (100) OI (100) PERCEPTION (100)
2019 65.47 76.79 56.58 73.87 60.63 46.34
2020 68.81 74.06 63.55 81.85 62.35 49.09


The main reason for the improvement in the rankings in both the categories is the strong growth seen across three parameters viz. RPC, GO and Perception.

Ranking results announced by various ranking agencies viz. QS World University Rankings, Nature Index rankings and NIRF 2020 over the last week, has shown that IIT Guwahati has consistently improved in all these ranking results due to the very strong research publication and citations as a common factor.

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