URAP's ranking criteria are No. of articles, Citation, Total document, Journal Impact, Journal Citation Impact and International Collaboration. URAP Research Laboratory at Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University, Turkey, has been publishing world university rankings since 2010 with focus on scientific productivity, research quality and international acceptance.
IIT-KGP has also fared well from India in other research and publications based ranking like Leiden and SIR Global. The reason seems to be high volume and high impact publications by IIT-KGP faculty and research scholars.
The Institute has been focusing on doing research which would significantly impact the nation and the globe. Several hi-tech laboratories and centers of excellence have been established to cater to the need of world-class research infrastructure.
However, despite the developments, the Institute is yet to reserve itself a position in the top 100 in the world university rankings as published by various agencies. Various reasons contribute to this factor.
These include some which are not within the ambit of our current mandate. However, the Institute is keen to be properly positioned internationally and has been making conscious efforts to transform its ranks in the world scenario.
IIT-KGP through its Vision 2020 project aims to be among the top ranking institutions in the world in the field of science and technology in the next 20 years.
It has 6 transformation themes - faculty and students excellence, research excellence, industry linkages, funding, brand building-visibility-communication, governance & administration. Also an initiative in the lines of globally well ranked universities have been set up.
It is the Institutional Development Program which is mandated to support most of the functions of Vision 2020 in addition to conduct data gathering for metrics and alumni networking to impact the Vision 2020 transformation themes.