HRD ministry has asked the IITs to come up with the plan which can help in improving their rankings on the national and international platforms.
The issue of the IITs ranking was also raised by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ at the recent meeting of the IIT Council.
“The issue was discussed in the Council meeting. It is important to work on research excellence. The IITs have been asked to work on improving their national and international rankings. For this each, IIT will come up with an action plan,” a senior HRD Ministry official said.
The two of the most prestigious higher-education surveys in the world are The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) and Times Higher Education (THE) and both are based in London.
IITs are the most celebrated Indian institutes but they continue to lag in the race of top 100 while other western institutes such as Oxford University and MIT continue to the top positions.
HRD ministry has also called for a review meeting with the officials of the QS to examine and find the reason why some of the most celebrated Indian institutes such as JNU and the Hyderabad University are not on the top 100 list.