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The premier Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is the
best technology school in the country followed by IIT-Delhi,
revealed a new survey released Sunday.
The survey that studied 111 engineering and technology schools in
the country said: “IIT Kharagpur has topped the list for the third
scale of 100, this elite engineering institute has scored 81.9
points, which is closely followed by IIT-Delhi that has scored a
close 78.49 points. The survey was carried out by research firm IDC
and technology magazine Dataquest.
six prestigious IITs dominate the list of Top 10 T-Schools survey,”
IITs located at Madras, Kanpur, Roorkee and Guwahati took the next
four slots in the survey. The top 10 was completed by International
Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Hyderabad, Birla
Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, National
Institute of Technology (NIT) Surathkal and Institute of Technology,
Banaras Hindu University (IT BHU) at number seven, eight, nine and
“Interestingly, IIIT Hyderabad is the youngest college, set up in
1998, to make it to the Top 10 list. IIT Bombay did not
participate,” the survey revealed.
While NIT Warangal, is the 11th best technology school in the
country, the Delhi Technology University (formerly Delhi College of
Engineering) has occupied the 12th spot.
These engineering and technology colleges were reviewed on several
parameters like quality of teaching, placement, industry interface,
IT facilities and research papers.
Individually, IIT Kharagpur scored high on Human Resource (HR)
perception, while IIT Delhi ranked high on placement records. The HR
perception score is based on how recruiters rate each college during
their campus visits. Placement score is based on percentage of
students placed, number of companies visiting campuses as well as
the maximum and average salary offered per annum.
survey, revealed a drop in overall placements to 73 percent in 2009
from 84 percent in 2007-08. Slowdown impacted on the placement, with
number of companies visiting campuses as well as number of jobs
offered showing a dip.
16 of the Top 111 T-Schools reported 100 percent placement to its
students. These included BITS Pilani, IIT Kanpur; Institute of
Technology, BHU; Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar and several
average annual salaries of IIT graduates registered a drop of 5
percent to Rs.588,000 during 2009, while the average salary of NIT
graduates salary improved 6 percent to Rs.436,000 annually.
T-Schools must focus on the quality of faculty and original research
to improve the employability of students and funding of research
projects,” said Ibrahim Ahmad, Group Editor of Dataquest.