According to the director of IIT-kgp, the institute which was ranked third in engineering institutions after IIT-Madras and IIT-Bombay, needs to strengthen its student-faculty ratio.
The ranking was conducted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework of the HRD ministry and the results were declared at a press conference in Delhi by Prakash Javadekar.
"NIRF India Rankings 2017: Engineering Rankings for the top 5 IITs remains same in 2017 as in 2016 with IIT-Kgp in the middle (3rd) after IITM and IITB," IIT-Kgp Director P.P. Chakrabarti said in a Facebook post.
He further pointed out that in the two newly introduced categories, namely overall ranking across all categories, IIT-Kgp stands third in the row after IIT-M and IIT-B. In the category of management the institute stands seventh in the row after 5 IIMs and IITD.
"Our main are in research outcome and graduation outcome which shows key value add of IIT-Kgp to both research community and student upbringing. However, there is scope for further improvement," Chakrabarti noted.
"Our main comparative weakness lie in faculty-student ratio (we have the highest student strength) and general perception, which though improved needs significant further strengthening," he added.