Union Human Resource Development Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ felicitated the heads of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, Delhi and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for securing ranks in the top 200 of QS World University Rankings- 2020.
Speaking on the development, the Minister highlighted, The progress of the nation depends upon the status of education in that country. All the higher educational institutions should focus on quality, research and innovation. The research should find the solutions to the problems of society at all levels and contribute to the overall development of the nation.”
The senior officials of the Ministry also had a brainstorming session with the representatives of QS World University Rankings on improving ranking of the Indian Educational Institutions at the global level.
A quick flashback
In June 2019, QS World University Ranking was published where IIT B had emerged as India’s top university, rising to the tenth position. The QS ranking report stated that IIT Bombay’s rise in ranking was attributed to improvements in its research performance. Further, the report highlighted that 23 Indian institutes featured in the 16th edition of the QS World University Ranking among which IIT Bombay bagged the rank 152nd while IIT Delhi and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, ranked 182 and 184 respectively in the global top 200 ranks.
During the occasion the Minister further highlighted that research and innovation is a foundation in making developed, prosperous New India. He informed that HRD Ministry is taking various steps to promote research and innovation and prepare young scientists in the country. Not only this, he want students should be trained in Science and technology to harness their potential and applied for the betterment of the country.