He also said that the improved score in Outreach and Inclusivity parameter showed that the institute promoted regional diversity, international outreach, as well as gender inclusivity. The institute also promoted inclusion of students from economically and socially challenged sections and physically challenged students.
Professor S K Das told Press Trust of India, that being placed at 21st rank among engineering institutes and 32nd in overall ranking was an achievement for the institute which is only nine years old.
IIT Ropar has improved in comparison to last year and has scored the best in the parameter of OI. The institute had scored in the parameter 105th rank last year and moved to 11th this year.
The National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) is an indigenous ranking framework for higher educational institutions started in 2015-16 by MHRD. The institutes are ranked on various parameters which assess teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcome, outreach and inclusivity and perception about an institution.
(With Inputs from Press Trust of India)
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