Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT BHU] Rankings


Ranked 26 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 28 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 11 for B.Tech by NIRF 2020
Ranked 11 for B.Tech by NIRF 2019
Ranked 9 for B.Tech by Outlook 2019
Ranked 10 for B.Tech by The Week 2020
Ranked 9 for B.Tech by The Week 2019
Ranked 1180 for Overall by US News 2020
Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT BHU], Varanasi

Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT BHU], Varanasi

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh UGC Estd 1919 Autonomous University 211 Questions Answered Ranked 26 for Overall by NIRF 2020+7 more

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IIT BHU Ranking 2020 in India and World

IIT (BHU) Varanasi is considered to be one of the best engineering colleges in Uttar Pradesh besides IIT Kanpur. It is ranked in the top 20 engineering institutes of the country by all the national ranking agencies. 

According to NIRF, IIT BHU is at 9th position in the year 2019 improving two ranks from its place of 11th in 2018. Its other sister Institute IIT Kanpur reserved its position at 5th place in the same year. Students often find themselves confused while choosing between the two Institutes. Though the placement statistics of both the institutes are almost the same but IIT Kanpur scores ahead in ranking as well as when it comes to Infrastructure.

Times Higher Education which is a global ranking agency conferred IIT Varanasi with a place in the top 601-800 colleges in the world. Also, Outlook ICARE has placed the institute at the 16th position in 2019.  Besides these, Jagran Josh and The Week placed IIT Banaras or Varanasi at the 21st and 9th positions respectively in their rank lists. IIT BHU Cutoff

IIT BHU Ranking Highlights

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at
NIRF201911 out of 100
Outlook ICARE201916 out of 100
Times Higher Education2020601-800
Jagran Josh201821
The Week209 out of 126

IIT BHU Ranking - NIRF

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by the Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015. A Core Committee set up by MHRD draws conclusions from the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover teaching, learning, and resources; research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity and perception.

IIT BHU has maintained its position in the top 20 engineering colleges in India in the NIRF rankings for the last two years. Also Read IIT Varanasi Admissions

IIT BHU saw a major decline in its performance in the NIRF rankings when it slipped from a rank of 14 in 2016 to 31 in 2017. But since then, IIT BHU has risen back to the top 20 best engineering colleges. It was placed at 19th position in the year 2018 and at 11th position in the year 2019. IIT BHU is currently at the best-ever position that it has ever been in the NIRF rankings.

Below is how IIT BHU performed in NIRF rankings for the last four years :

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at
NIRF201911 among Engineering colleges
201819 among Engineering colleges
201731 among Engineering colleges
201614 among Engineering colleges

This is how IIT BHU scored in each of the parameters that NIRF considers for assigning ranks to engineering institutions :

nirf ranking

This is how the other competitors of IIT BHU performed in the NIRF rankings :

CollegeRanked atScore
IIT Madras189.05
IIT Delhi285.36
IIT Bombay384.40
IIT Kharagpur479.41
IIT Kanpur577.57
IIT Roorkee674.57
IIT Guwahati770.87
IIT Hyderabad863.92
Anna University963.12
NIT Tiruchirappalli1061.62
IIT BHU1159.80

IIT BHU Ranking- Outlook ICARE Engineering

“IIT BHU reserved its position at 16th place in Outlook Indexing of Top Engineering Institutes of India. “

The Rankings evaluate institutions based on parameters such as Faculty Student Ratio (FSR), Faculty with Ph.D. (FWP), Papers Per Faculty (PPF), Citations Per Paper (CPP) and Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID). Institutions are awarded an overall rank depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation, and their key strengths in specific parameters are displayed. This has been designed with valuable feedback from the industry.

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at
Outlook ICARE201916

IIT BHU performed extremely well in the Faculty Student Ratio domain where it scored a whopping 99.8 out of 100. Inclusiveness and Diversity is one area where IIT BHU has a lot of room for improvement. IIT BHU’s scores in each of the parameters considered for preparing the ranklist are tabulated below :

 IIT (BHU) Varanasi Outlook Ranking Parameters Score 

This is how the other competitors of IIT BHU fared in the Outlook ICARE Engineering Rankings :

CollegeRanked at
IIT Bombay1
IISc Bangalore 2
IIT Madras3
IIT Delhi4
IIT Kharagpur5

Rather than blindly comparing ­institutions against one another, ­Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019 is a fair assessment based on how institutions within the same category perform against each other in a variety of metrics, thus ­reflecting the strengths and weak­nesses of an ­institution in each domain.

IIT BHU Ranking –  Times Higher Education (THE)

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 includes almost 1400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date.

IIT BHU’s rankings for the year 2019 and 2020 in various categories have been tabulated below 

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at
Times Higher Education2020601-800 in World University Rankings
2019140th in Asia University Rankings

The parameters that Times higher Education considers for preparing the rank lists are: Teaching, Industry Income, Citations, Research and International Outlook. IIT BHU performed poorly in the domain of research and International Outlook whereas it’s performance in the regions of Teaching, Industry Income and Citations was satisfactory. The ratings in each of the parameters for the year 2020 have been tabulated below :

IIT (BHU) Varanasi THE Parameters

This is how the other competitors of IIT BHU Fared at Times Higher Education Ranking: 

CollegeRanked at
IISc Bangalore301-350
IIT Ropar301-350
IIT Indore351-400
IIT Bombay401-500
IIT Delhi401-500
IIT Kharagpur401-500

IIT BHU Ranking - Jagran Josh 

The ranking parameters that Jagran Josh uses are not defined clearly but they are based on factual and perception based data. It is one of the most authentic sources in India when it comes to educational and career based information.

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at
Jagran Josh201821

Jagran Josh considers factual score, student score and a recruiter’s score to prepare the rank list.

IIT BHU came out with flying colors as long as Student Score and Recruiter’s Score but Factual Score is one region where it lags behind and could work on improving it. Here is how IIT BHU performed in each of the parameters :

IIT (BHU) Varanasi JagranJosh Parameter Score

The other IITs performed far better than IIT BHU in the Jagran Josh rankings. Their performances are tabulated below :

CollegeRanked at
IIT Madras1
IIT Bombay2
IIT Delhi3
IIT Kharagpur4
IIT Kanpur5

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IIT Kanpur RankingIIT Guwahati Ranking
IIT Patna Ranking IIT Hyderabad Ranking

IIT BHU Ranking - The Week

The Week Ranking in India has ranked IIT Banaras at 9th Place in the year 2019 with IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai and IIT Madras placed at top 3 positions in the list. IIT Banaras or Varanasi was at the same position in the year 2018 as well.

Given below is the tabular information of the The Week Ranking of year 2019 and 2018.

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at
The Week20199

The composite score for IIT BHU in the rankings released by The Week was 386.

Here is the list of top 10 engineering colleges in India according to The Week:

Ranking AgencyCollegeRank

The Week
IIT Delhi11
IIT Mumbai22
IIT Madras43
IIT Kanpur54
IIT Roorkee65
IIT Guwahati76
BITS Pilani87
College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai118
NIT Tiruchirappalli1210

THE WEEK has been conducting the Best Colleges Survey since 2009 to rank the top colleges in India. They have been doing this in association with Hansa Research. This year, the study was done across ten disciplines—arts, science, commerce, engineering, medicine, dental, law, hotel management, fashion technology and mass communication and covered 24 cities.

As many as 1,043 academic experts, 2,460 current students, 953 aspiring students and 30 recruiters took part in the primary survey. The sample was selected ensuring proper representation of all cities and disciplines. The respondents were asked to nominate and rank the 25 top colleges in India and top colleges in their city. Of the 4,486 interviews, 119 were qualitative. This helped get an in-depth understanding of the reasons for the rankings.



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