Rourkela/Bhubaneswar: The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2021 has been announced and the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela was ranked 26th in the overall category among the Indian universities.
In the overall list of Asian universities, NIT-Rourkela has been placed in the bracket of 201-250 rank. In general engineering (overall category), NIT-Rourkela has been ranked 12th position in India.
The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2021 were drawn out by judging the universities across all their core missions – teaching, research, citations, knowledge transfers and international outlook to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available.
According to this ranking list, NIT-Rourkela has bagged the position of number one amongst all enlisted NITs in Overall, Teaching and Research category.
The institute’s Director, Professor Animesh Biswas said: “NIT-Rourkela has a strong platform for collaborative research and knowledge sharing among the different research groups scattered over several major departments facilitating faster developments and nurturing new ideas. This ranking is the outcome of the hard work of the whole NIT-Rourkela fraternity. Research is an important component for the development of scientific thinking and I am glad to see that our efforts on various innovative research are internationally acclaimed.
“We already have 11 different centres of research for carrying out multidisciplinary research activity. Presently with the collaboration with ISRO, NIT-Rourkela is setting up Space Technology Incubation Centre (S-TIC) at NIT-Rourkela, which will augment research in the area of space science technology. So, I congratulate everyone and wish for greater success ahead,” Biswas added.