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IIT-Kharagpur displaces IIT-Madras as the best technology college in India

29 June, 2007

IIT-Chennai has been pushed back to the second position by IIT-Kharagpur in the survey for the best technology and engineering college of the country. Till last year, the top position had been held by the prestigious IIT-Chennai.

The survey was conducted by a computer magazine in India, Dataquest and International Data Corporation (IDC), a US-headquartered research firm. According to the survey, the top seven positions for the best technology colleges in India went for the seven IITs in India. To gain the number one position, IIT-Kharagpur climbed two positions from its earlier tally of 3.

For the first time in the history of the survey, The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, has stormed into the top 10 list.

While IIT-Chennai has slipped from the top slot to second position, IIT-Mumbai climbed two spots to occupy the third slot. The premier IIT-Delhi had slid to fourth from No.2 last year, while IIT-Roorkee has jumped two places to fifth spot.

IIT-Kanpur and IIT-Guwahati came in sixth and seventh. While Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, bagged the ninth spot, Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was at 10th spot.

As part of the survey, Dataquest and IDC conducted studies on the top 117 technology and engineering colleges of the country. Points were awarded based on parameters like placements, infrastructure, academic environment, industry interface, and HR perception.

The second-tier engineering colleges in the country are also making a mark. Six NITs formerly known as Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) have entered the Top 20 list.

 

 

 
         
 

 

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