On Saturday in Goa, Union Human Resources Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar mentioned about the change in perception of the IIT's in order to rank globally.
On the occasion of the inauguration of a new IIT in Goa, the Minister spoke about how the importance of perception in the global rankings. As the perception parameter accounted for 40% in the international ranking framework of global tech institutions.The newly inaugurated will be set up temporarily on the campus of the Goa Engineering College in Farmagudi which is 25 kms from Panaji, following which it will be shifted to its permanent location on Loliem village in Canacona sub-district in South Goa.
During the inauguration he said, "The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) don't reflect well in international rankings despite their high caliber because of a perception handicap. IITs are recognized world over as one of the few best institutes of the world. But yes, there is a feeling of unfinished agenda because though we are the best institutes, we are not ranked as one of the best institutes of the world. Why, because when I studied the whole international ranking framework, 40% marks are given for perception."
He added "Therefore I decided as my first priority, one of the first priority, that we will give IITs its due place in international ranking by tackling and addressing this perception management issue also. We will manage this perception battle and we will give IITs its due in the international arena and international ranking."
Definitely, change in also bring about changes in various aspects of the nation's prestigious IIT's and in turn will raise the standards to meet up with the global rankings. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on such news the nation. For more, take a halt at Brainbuxa.