Top Indian Institute of Technology, universities

Top Indian Institute of Technology, universities

1.    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)


Leading the way for India at ninth in this year’s BRICS Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) overtakes the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore as the highest-ranked university in India in BRICS this year. Also ranked joint 179th in the world rankings, IIT Bombay is the second Indian Institute of Technology to be founded (in 1958) and is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. It’s also noted for its innovative short-term courses and its links with peer universities and institutes both inside and outside India, to enhance its programs.

Notable faculty

  • Dipan Ghosh – Theoretical physicist, originator of the Majumdar–Ghosh model.
  • N. K. Naik – Aerospace engineer
  • G. Naresh Patwari, chemist and Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate
  • Deepak B. Phatak – Computer scientist, Padma Shri award winner
  • Ram Puniyani – Biomedical engineer
  • C. V. Seshadri – Chemical engineer
  • Tathagat Avatar Tulsi – Physicist
  • Manohar Vartak – Mathematician
  • Pramod P. Wangikar - bioinformatician, N-Bios laureate

2. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

Ranked 17th in this year’s BRICS and 172nd in the world, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) was founded in 1961 with a vision to contribute to India and the world through excellence in scientific and technical education and research. Today it has 11 interdisciplinary centers in which science and engineering overlap, and has a 325-acre campus in the affluent Hauz Khas area of New Delhi, located close to other educational institutions.

Notable faculty

  • Durai Sundar, computational biologist, N-Bios laureate

3. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Next in our list of the top universities in India this year is the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), which is placed 18th in BRICS and joint 264th in the world this year. Recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India, IIT Madras was established in 1959 and today has almost 9,000 students. Much of IIT Madras’ large campus is a protected forest, located next to the Guindy National Park in Chennai (formerly known as Madras).


IIT Madras provides residential accommodation for its students, faculty, administrative and supporting staff, and their families. The residential houses employ private caterers. The self-contained campus includes two schools (Vanavani and Kendriya Vidyalaya), three temples (Jalakanteshwara, Durga Peliamman and Ganapathi temple), three bank branches (SBI, ICICI, Canara Bank), a hospital, shopping centres, food shops, a gym, a swimming pool, cricket, football, hockey and badminton stadiums. Internet is available in the academic zone and the faculty and staff residential zone. Earlier Internet was limited in hostel-zone from 2:00 pm till midnight and from 5:00 am to 8:00 am, but increasing demand during academic semester lead to full day Internet service.[37]
IIT Madras has the fastest super computing facility among educational institutions in India. The IBM Virgo Super Cluster installed with 97 teraflops was also ranked 364 among the top 500 in world in the Top500 November 2012 list. Apart from this, the institution already has a super computer with 20 teraflops.[38]

4 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Ranked 24th in BRICS and joint 308th in the world, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) was the first Indian institute of technology to be founded. It was originally established in 1951 to train scientists and engineers following India’s independence four years earlier. IIT Kharagpur’s unusual motto, Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam, translates to "Excellence in action is Yoga", signifying that working well is true yoga and urges you to acquire equanimity, a state of psychological stability and composure.


The campus is spread over an area of 4.3 square kilometres (1,100 acres). Facilities include the National Wind Tunnel Facility. Other large research centres include the Advanced Centre for Material Science, a Bio-technology centre, the Advanced Centre for Electronic Systems, and the Samtel Centre for Display Technology, Centre for Mechatronics, Centre for Laser Technology, Prabhu Goel Research Centre for Computer and Internet Security, Facility for Ecological and Analytical Testing. The departments have their own libraries.
Top Indian Institute of Technology, universities Top Indian Institute of Technology, universities Reviewed by Suman Srivastav on July 05, 2018 Rating: 5

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