Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), as one of the Institutions of National Importance in India has been holding the top position in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Higher Educational Establishments since 2016. IIT Madras has not only featured in the top-10 of most of the national ranking publications of repute, the institution is also visible prominently in several international ranking systems like the QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education Rankings, US News Best Global University Rankings etc.
IIT Madras Ranking Highlights
|The Week||2019||3 out of 126|
|Outlook India ICARE||2019||3 out of 100|
|Jagranjosh||2018||6 out of 150|
|QS BRICS University Rankings||2020||17|
|Times Higher Education Asia Rankings||2019||120|
|US News Best Global University in Asia||2020||129|
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IIT Madras NIRF Ranking
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), under the guidance of the MHRD, follows a fixed methodology to rank higher education institutions across India. The parameters considered for rankings purposes range from quality of teaching, research practices, graduation outcome, diversity in the student body, and overall perception of students as well as employers.
IIT Madras has stayed put in the first position of the NIRF Engineering Ranking since 2016. Its latest composite score, considering all the ranking parameters is 89.05.
Let us see how the institution fared in the individual parameters of the 2019 edition of NIRF Ranking. Please note that the maximum score of each parameter is 100.
Now, let us see how the other institutions in the top-10 of the NIRF Engineering Ranking for the year 2019 fared:
|NIRF Composite Score|
Evident from the table above, IIT Delhi has been the major gainer over the past three years while IIT Bombay has lost several points. The graph of IIT Kharagpur, Kanpur, and Roorkee has fluctuated considerably since 2017, though 2019 saw all the three institutions gain a couple of points in terms of composite score.
IIT Madras Outlook-ICARE Engineering Ranking
Outlook-ICARE India Top University Rankings 2019 edition places IIT Madras in the Third position considering the key parameters Faculty Student Ratio, Faculty Qualification, Published Papers, Citations Per Paper, and Inclusiveness & Diversity.
In Outlook's annual ranking, 201 institutions were evaluated on five key parameters: Institute Profile & Selection Process, Academics, Personality Development & Exposure, Infrastructure & Facilities, and Placements & Graduating Outcome.
IIT Madras topped the list while IITs Delhi, Bombay, Kharagpur and Kanpur trailed behind. The only private institution featuring in the top-10 of Outlook’s 2019 Engineering Ranking is BITS Pilani. Incidentally, IITM did not participate in the Outlook survey in 2018. The top-10 institutions in the Outlook’s 2019 Engineering Ranking and their 2018 positions is tabulated below:
|2019 Rank||Institute Name||Overall Score (1000)|
As per Outlook India’s Engineering Colleges Snapshots 2019, IIT Madras tops the Government Colleges list as well as Placements and comes only second to IIT Kharagpur in academic excellence. Industry Interface and Infrastructure-wise the institution ranks second and fourth respectively.
IIT Madras QS World University Rankings
QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings, is a highly regarded annual publication of university rankings conducted across international borders. The said ranking is categorized as World University, Asian Universities, and BRICS Nations. IIT Madras holds the following position in QS World University Rankings.
|QS World Ranking||World University Ranking||271|
The QS rankings are measured on the basis of a few set criteria: Academics, Faculty Student Ratio, Ranking,Citations per Faculty, International Faculty, International Student, and Employer Perception. Let us see how IIT Madras stands as per each of these criteria in the QS World University Rankings:
IIT Madras Times Higher Education Ranking
Times Higher Education Rankings placed IIT Madras in the 120th position in its Asia University Rankings 2019 while in the World University Rankings 2020, the institution features in the 601 – 800 rank zone. The institution dropped from its 2017 World ranking in the 401 – 500 rank zone to 601 – 800 rank zone in 2018 and has remained in the zone till the most recent rankings in 2020. Country-wise, the institution is tied at the 10th rank with 13 other institutions of repute.
The scores attributed to IIT Madras on the different ranking parameters by THE is graphically represented below:
IIT Madras US News Best Global Universities Ranking
The latest U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings, IIT Madras is tied at 654th position globally, with a regional rank of 129 and a country rank of 5. Some of the key indicators that were considered to attribute the ranking to the institution is as follows:
|Global research reputation||#198|
|Regional research reputation||#60|
|Normalized citation impact||#1,077|
|Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited||#721|
|Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited||#1,248|
|Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited||#816|
|Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited||#1,183|
|International collaboration - relative to country||#211|
In the US News Best Global University in Asia Rankings IIT Madras is tied at the 129th position with IIT Delhi. Let us see how the Indian Institutes feature in the list along with IIT Madras.
|Asia Rank||World Rank||Country Rank||Name of Institute||Global Score|
|84||530||2||University of Panjab||48|
|123||630||4||Visva Bharati University||44.8|
IIT Madras The Week Ranking
In its Best Colleges of India Survey for the year 2019, The Week ranked IIT Madras third in the country among engineering colleges. The institution has gained one position from its last year ranking.
|Name of the Institute||2019 Ranking||2018 Ranking|
Except for BITS Pilani, all other institutions featuring in the top 10 of The Week’s Engineering college listing are government establishments. Majority of the top-10 institutions have gained position in 2019 in comparison to the previous year, except for IITs Delhi, Mumbai and Varanasi, which have maintained their earlier ranking.