GUWAHATI, Jan 7 - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has featured in the ‘Top 50 young universities in Chemistry’ in 2019, according to Nature Index.
IIT Guwahati is in the 20th position with 17.30 as the Fractional Count 2018 and 19 Article Count 2018 in the subject.
Speaking about the achievement of the institute, Director of IIT Guwahati Prof TG Sitharam, “I am very pleased by this recognition bestowed upon IIT Guwahati by the prestigious Nature publication group. Research and development are an integral part of the activities of the institute and IIT Guwahati conducts world-class research along with its regular academic programmes under all the departments and the academic centres. I would like to congratulate everyone at IIT Guwahati for the high ranking in the Nature Index and being among the best in the world as it has highlighted the research activities of the institute globally.”
He added, “This has also helped bring academia closer to the industry and understanding each other’s requirements has become easier. The position of IIT Guwahati in this ranking resonates with our vision of taking the institute from being a ‘tower of excellence’ to a ‘network of excellence’. The institute is committed to work in this direction so that we can extend our contribution towards the development of our nation.”
As per the index, the output share from chemistry was the highest with 22.08 followed by physical sciences at 8.62 and life sciences at 0.39.
IIT Guwahati is the only IIT to be featured in this list which also includes a total of eight institutes from India, 13 from China, six from Australia, five from South Korea, three from Germany, two each from France, Spain and the United states, and one each from Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Switzerland.