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President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates IISc, IIT-Delhi on global ranking

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for figuring in the top 200 in a global university ranking, and said high rank
PTI September 15, 2015 18:09 IST
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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for figuring in the top 200 in a global university ranking, and said high rank boosts the morale of the academic community.

According to the QS World University Rankings of 2015-16 released today, IISc and IIT-D have been placed at 147 and 179 respectively.

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"In individual messages sent to Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc, Bangalore and Kshitij Gupta, Officiating Director, IIT, Delhi, the President has said 'I am delighted that IISc, Bangalore and IIT,Delhi have been ranked at No.147 and 179 respectively in the QS World University Rankings of 2015-16.

Please accept my heartiest congratulations on this remarkable achievement," Deputy Press Secretary to President, Shamima Siddiqui said here today.

In the message, Mukherjee said India has outstanding and inherent talent and its institutions have the potential to be the best, provided they can apply themselves to the task of improving quality.

"A high rank not only boosts the morale of the academic community but also opens greater avenues of growth and placement for students.

"It provides a benchmark for continuous quality enhancement. I am confident that you along with the faculty members and staff of your Institution will continue to strive for developing our academic institutions into global leaders," he said.