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Even as IIT considers Singapore Campus – Their Rankings Witnesses a Fall !

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After IIT Delhi, Kanpur and Ahmedabad among various other Indian IIT campuses, possibly IIT seems to be ready to add one more feather to its cap in the form of IIT Singapore campus.

The Singapore government has since long invited for an IIT campus to set up a base over there as International Institute of technology. This institute could be created with a joint effort of IIT Council and other centrally-funded technology and science institutes such as NITs and Indian Institute of Science.

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It is no more a hidden agenda that HRD Ministry is keen to take Indian education at global levels what with a vast line-up of reforms already been lined up by the Indian government and its recent initiative to taking the CBSE board international.

WIN SOME, LOSE SOME

Institute

2009

2010

LOSERS

IIT Bombay

30

36

IIT Kanpur

34

37

IIT Delhi

36

39

IIT Madras

49

53

University of Delhi

60

67

IIT Roorkee

63

75

University of Pune

100

109

GAINERS

IIT Kharagpur

141

57

University of Mumbai

130

96

University of Calcutta

110

99

IIT Guwahati

171

66

Source: QS Asian University Rankings

But, it needs to be determined whether such fast-paced steps are actually warranted. According to latest Universities rankings, IITs have not performed well. IIT Bombay’s ranking has fallen six places to 36 this year. Even IIT Kanpurand Delhi have slipped three rankings positions each.

But, Couple of other IIT Institutes seemed to have done well over past year – IIT Kharagpur from 141 last year to 57 this year and IIT Guwahati from 171 in 2009 to 66 position in 2010.

Apart from Singapore, the Indian Institute of Technology is also being contemplating to get its first offshore campus in Qatar in co-ordination with the IIT Council – the apex decision body for all IITs. The HRD Ministry is more keen to take Brand India abroad now than ever before.

The special focus will be on post graduate programs which will seek to attract students from across Asia. This international level campus will be based on public-private partnership. The graduates from the elite IIT institutions are spread far and wide in service for various well known organizations of the world.

What’s your view on IIT going international?

  1. Sunny Talreja says

    I belive the ranking are getting down because of this co-branding itself. The Indian governemnt started a dozen new colleges without considering much about faculty/other facilities and named them IITs. We should do away with this one name for a dozen colleges and have unique name. Let each institute fight for its own.

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