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IIT Kharagpur vs IIT Madras

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: February 03, 2020 09:35 am IST

Drawing out a comparison between two similar institutions like IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras, both world-class in their own senses, can be misleading sometimes. Check out the article below that deconstructs both IIT KGP and IITM using variable factors. 

IIT Kharagpur vs IIT Madras

Two top-ranked Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs), IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras face each other in the battle of the “Best IIT”. While some might say that IIT Kharagpur is the best between the two whereas some might have a different opinion regarding the same. Although it is hard to deduce which is the best one based on their recent past performances, yet, the question still hovers over the students as to which college they should target once they qualify the JEE Advanced exam. Let us discuss more about these two world-class Engineering Institutions in India.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur or IIT KGP embarked on its journey of providing quality education in engineering and science stream in the year 1951. IIT KGP is located in Kharagpur, West Bengal which offers UG, PG and PhD level programmes to aspirants all across the nation who get enrolled here. The institute boasts of a Central Placement Cell which looks after the job prospects of the students after course completion. Scholarship programmes are also available for outstanding and meritorious students of IIT Kharagpur. The IIT KGP campus life is expansive and always buzzing with activities. Within the campus itself, the Institute has a Gym, Technology Club, Technology Film Society, Aquatic Society and Events & Festivals.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras

8 years after IIT Kharagpur burst into the scenes, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras was established in Chennai in the year 1959. Commonly referred to as IITM, the institute is the third of its kind established under Indian Government’s Institute of Technology Act of 1961. A total of 63 programmes across 5 streams are offered to the students who are able to get admission in IITM. The IITM placement cell is one of the finest among all the 23 IITs which helps the students to smoothly make the transition from college life to the workplace. The IITM campus provides the perfect atmosphere to the budding engineers which enable them to make an impact in the outer world from the word go.

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Statistical Comparison Between IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras

When was the last time you didn’t hear people drawing out a comparison between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli? Even better - Which is the better IIT between IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras? If you have heard these kinds of questions before, be very sure it wasn’t the last time you have heard it. People tend to compare two like-wise things or personas more often than not and in the process sowing seeds of doubts which starts sprouting quickly (mind the pun) if the comparison is drawn out between two similar educational institutions. It is one of the main reasons why CollegeDekho experts decided to bring out a “Statistical Comparison” between IIT KGP and IITM. You can check the table below o see for yourself if, or at all, any difference exists between these top IITs.

With the help of QS India University rankings of 2020, a statistical comparison between IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras has been drawn out in the following table:

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Madras

QS World University Ranking 2020 - 281

QS World University Ranking 2020 - 271

QS India University Ranking 2020 - 05

QS India University Ranking 2020 - 04

QS India University Ranking 2019 - 05

QS India University Ranking 2019 - 03

Citations per Faculty - 78.4

Citations per Faculty - 56.4

Academic Reputation - 26.6

Academic Reputation - 35.3

Employer Reputation - 41.1

Employer Reputation - 47.3

Approximate Number of Students - 9,500

Approximate Number of Students - 9,500

Total Number of Academic Faculty Staff - 733

Total Number of Academic Faculty Staff - 771

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As visible from the table above, it is evident that nothing distinct separates IIT Kharagpur from IIT Madras. The parameters taken into account to draw out a comparison are variable parameters which do not provide substantial evidence that IIT Kharagpur is better than IIT Madras or the other way round. So the students need not necessarily take into account individual opinions regarding IIT Madras or IIT Kharagpur before finalising their admission.

CollegeDekho wishes all the IIT aspirants the best of luck in fulfilling their dream of securing admission in one of these premier institutions in the country.


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