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Prof P.K. Paul, Dean (Administrative Affairs) receiving the award from EDU-RAND

EDU-RAND study for the best engineering colleges in India ranks IIEST, Shibpur at 13th position


EDU, an Indian on line news magazine on higher education collaborated with the famous RAND Corporation, a US-based not-for-profit global research house known for impartial, evidence-based policy evaluation and implementation to carry out research for ranking of the engineering colleges in India. The rankings are a result of extensive research and data collection involving around 800 colleges and included factors like employability, research productivity, faculty qualifications and fill rate. The research has placed IIEST, Shibpur in the 13th position nationally. for complete listing of the study.

As per this highly credible EDU-RAND study, IIEST, Shibpur stands at the top of the institutions one can seek admission through JEE (Main) and even many institutions that admit students through JEE (Advanced).However, this is not the only ranking study IIEST, Shibpur has been placed highly. Earlier too, the institute existing then as Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU), Shibpur, consistently featured amongst the top in various other such studies carried out by Mint, Outlook, India Today, The Week, Careers 360 etc. (see Why IIEST, Shibpur link for those rankings). It should, however, be remembered that BESU, Shibpur functioned with fraction of the budget given to other technical institutions in the country for the last few decades. The indomitable spirit of students and teachers overcame all odds to consistently perform at the highest levels of teaching, learning, and research. With conversion of BESU, Shibpur to IIEST, Shibpur, an Institute of National Importance, the mood in the campus is quite upbeat where students, teachers, and researchers are aiming higher and higher to achieve desired levels of excellence.

Ranking is, however, not the only reason to attract brightest students of the country to the campus. There are myriads of other reasons to study here, which is the only institute in the country to offer exclusive dual degree B.Tech-M.Tech program in traditional and inter-disciplinary areas of science and technology. "IIEST, Shibpur is a premier Engineering Institution with glorious heritage of 159 years. Recently, we have embarked on a new journey, where we have initiated novel 5-year B.Tech-M.Tech dual degree program with emphasis on industrial training and industrial projects leading to the development of products of national importance. We encourage the students to take up multidisciplinary projects in areas of national strategic importance. I am sure that we will be a leading torchbearer in the carnival of science and technology within a short span of time. I wish each of our students indulge on creativity with enjoyment.", says Prof Ajoy K. Ray, Director of IIEST, Shibpur.