Rourkela: National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, found place in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018.
Overall, NIT Rourkela has gained the most, jumping 57 positions to grab the joint No 138th spot, courtesy improvements in research influence and citations.
It is the only NIT of India which grabbed such position among the 42 universities across four continents.
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, at number 13 (up from 14) has taken the top spot among Indian institutes, while several others have climbed the charts, including IIT Kharagpur which has jumped 26 places to break into the top 50 at No 45. IIT Bombay maintains its position at number 26.
Notably, NIT Rourkela institute was in the 15th place in engineering segment in NIRF rankings 2018.