IIT-D’s Electrical Engineering prog ranked 56th globally

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Established in 1961, IIT-D was the fifth such institute after Kharagpur (1951), Bombay (1958), Madras (1959) and Kanpur (1959)…reports Asian Lite News

The IIT Delhi’s Electrical Engineering programme has been ranked 56th globally, as per the 12th edition of the QS World University Rankings.

The Institute has also been ranked among India’s top three domestically for Electrical and Electronic (1st), Statistics & Operations Research (1st), Computer Science & Information Systems (1st), Civil & Structural (1st), Mechanical (2nd), Mathematics (2nd), Social Sciences & Management (2nd), Material Science (3rd), Chemistry (3rd), Biological Sciences (3rd) and Sociology (3rd).

The IIT Delhi has featured among the top 100 educational institutes in the world for four of its its academic programmes under the Engineering and Technology category, which is the Institute’s strongest field, as per the QS World University Rankings.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022 was announced on Wednesday. The four academic programmes of IIT Delhi that are in the top 100 rank globally are Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Civil Engineering.

The Institute’s Electrical Engineering programme achieved 56th rank (overall score 77.5), Mechanical Engineering 64th (overall score 76.6), Computer Science 65th (overall score 71) and Civil Engineering was ranked in the 51-100 bracket (overall score 74).

Speaking of the QS Rankings by Subject 2022, Prof P.V. Rao, Dean, Planning & Head, Ranking Cell, IIT Delhi said: “IIT Delhi has been consistently performing very well in core Engineering Specialisations securing top 100 ranks globally. This year we have witnessed a substantial improvement in most of the specialisations like Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, etc. with improved scores of H-index and citations. IIT Delhi has also improved globally in other specialisations such as Mathematics, Social Sciences & Management, etc.”

IIT Delhi said that they always work to find solution that will be directly helpful to solve problems of the common citizens. Last week after three years of rigorous research a start-up incubated at IIT Delhi, has developed an affordable yet high-performance medical textile fabric which destroys 99.9 per cent of the bacteria and viruses within 30 minutes.

Now, for the first time, such material will be used for the face mask, PPE kit and other equipment. Already a few fabric are available in the market but these fabrics take more than 24 hours in this process.

According to IIT Delhi, research & development, Fabiosys Innovations, a deep-tech healthcare startup incubated at IIT Delhi, has developed this fabric. It is extremely affordable high-performance medical textile Fabium, which destroys 99.9 per cent of the bacteria and viruses within 30 minutes, IIT Delhi added.

IIT-D’s power-packed alumnus

From Kiran Bedi, the first female IPS officer of India, to noted economist Raghuram Rajan to Sachin and Binny Bansal, the founders of Flipkart, the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) has produced some famous personalities who have played a great role in the economic progress of the country.

Established in 1961, IIT-D was the fifth such institute after Kharagpur (1951), Bombay (1958), Madras (1959) and Kanpur (1959).

IIT-D is known for producing top entrepreneurs, scientists, economists, politicians and lawyers for years, and has always kept a distinct place among the top five IITs, out of the 23 in India.

It was established in collaboration with the British government, which agreed for a College of Engineering and Technology in Delhi. The foundation stone was laid by Prince Philip, then Duke of Edinburgh, during his visit to India at Hauz Khas on January 28, 1959.

It was formally inaugurated on August 17, 1961 and was affiliated to the University of Delhi.

In 2018, IIT-D was one of the first six institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status, which granted almost-full autonomy in that they will be able to admit foreign students up to 30 per cent of the admitted students and recruit foreign faculty up to 25 per cent of the faculty strength with enhanced research funding.

IIT-D has a sprawling campus of 325 acres located in Hauz Khas. It also has two satellite campuses in Sonipat and Jhajjar.

Internationally, IIT-D was ranked 185 in the QS World University Rankings of 2021. The same rankings had ranked it 43 in Asia in 2020 and 18 among BRICS nations in 2019.

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