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Vishwajeet: MHRD's New Project to Lead IITs to Top Global Rankings 

August 10, 2016 11:47 AM 3 minute read , Engineering , Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai) , Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi)

Vishwajeet: MHRD's New Project to Lead IITs to Top Global Rankings 

Vishwajeet is one of the newest initiatives of the HRD Ministry that has been started to boost the performance of the esteemed Institutes of Technology to the pinnacle of the global academic rankings.

The Ministry of Human Resources Development has been at this task and has been planning a roadmap. The aim will be to shortlist the IITs with the greatest potential and move forward with the task of enhancing the performance of the institute in order to lead them to the list of best institutes in the world. Funding will also be provided to these institutes in order to help them excel in all domains.

Also Read: Check Out the QS Rankings 2016

A meeting will be held on August 23, chaired by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, where the IIT Council and other stakeholders will discuss the plan. Some of the IITs are among the few Indian institutes that are ranked on the QS and Times list of educational institutes.

However, the ranks given to these institutes are not as upright as they ought to be. Most of them are ranked at 200 and below. Check out the Indian colleges that made it to the QS World University Rankings 2015:

Name of the Institute

QS Rankings

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi


Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


Indian Institute of Technology, Madras


Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur


Vishwajeet will probably pick out the IITs that rank below 250. The aim of the project is to pinpoint the parameters where the IIT is lagging behind and plan how to eliminate these shortcomings in a targeted manner. It will also work on the aspects basis which the QS and Times list are prepared to rank the institutions.

The domain where Indian institutes are lagging is the international attention. They need to work on attracting foreign students and teachers in order to raise their academic reputation globally. To resolve this issue the IITs are planning to conduct JEE 2017 for foreign students in different countries. They also aim to set an agenda to introduce a recruitment format that will help them hire young Ph.D. Holders.

Also Read: IIT to Conduct IIT JEE in 10 More Countries

Initiatives to promote research have also been introduced that will shortlist the most proficient students for research and funds will be provided to them. The admission process is also being reformed along with the implementation of better-paid teaching assistantship ideas.

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