Ropar: : IIT Ropar once again made a mark in THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020, being ranked 63rd sharing the rank with IIT Madras and entering the top 100 list for the first time. In spite of being a young Institution, IIT Ropar has punched well above its weight in terms of research impact, with in terms of citations score that is 100 percent, according this ranking. Last year, the Institute made a reputable debut in the international rankings sharing the top place in India along with IISc Bangalore with its position in the 301-350 rank in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. In fact IIT Ropar has been ranked as number one in the world in research citations. It’s pertinent to mention that IIT Ropar is ahead of all IITs in research quality, scoring highest in Citations.
Having started the journey in 2008 with 500 acres of grassland on the banks of river Satluj in the city Rupnagar of Punjab, IIT Ropar has made impressive and rapid strides towards creating a remarkable and unique campus in this challenging yet serene ambience.Prof. Sarit K Das, Director IIT Ropar said, “IIT Ropar has been spearheading its R&D portfolio with the mission ‘to be globally competitive, yet locally relevant’. En route to this journey, our research teams have been forging alliance with many national and international academic/research institutes, funding organizations and industries. This ranking is scripting our quality of research and academics. We are marching ahead to the next decade with stronger commitment to our R&D goal and the objective of creating graduates with entrepreneurial leadership and social commitment.”
With a state-of-the-art infrastructure on a built-up area of 1.37 lakh sq.mt comprising of housing for 2100 students, 171 faculty and 114 staff members, magnificent entrance, cutting-edge laboratories, libraries, sports facilities, spaces for other extra and co-curricular activities and the unique design of the hostels with large common spaces, the institute has come alive.
A number of nationally relevant research projects, e.g., in sectors of defense, Water and Environment, energy; healthcare, infrastructure, etc are going on in the campus. There are a large number of projects undertaken by IIT Ropar which contribute to the national development goals and priorities. Some representative activities in these areas are briefly mentioned below:
- Stubble Management Solution- Converting stubble into the acoustic board, Stubble removal machine
- Device to monitor vehicle pollution in real-time
- Coating resistant to Erosion and Corrosion
- Detecting Group Level Emotions
- Intoxicated State Detection
- Detecting Type 2 Diabetes from fingernails
- Lotus inspired biodegradable water repellant material developed
- Thermal Imaging techniques for Cancer Detection
- Vaccination against drug addiction
The rankings are based on 13 performance indicators including faculty, research and citations, industry income and international outlook. As many as 533 universities across 47 countries featured on the list.