Indian Institute of Technology – Madras is the only educational institution from India to figure in the list of top 200 architectural schools in the world. The rankings were given by higher education networking giant QS. Last year too IIT-M figured among 100-150 ranked educational institutions in architecture field. No other architectural schools from India figure in QS list.
While Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the list, UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment in London has been ranked the second best place in the world to study architecture, according to the report. National University of Singapore with the rank of 10, is the only architectural school from Asia to figure among the top ten rankings.
IIT Madras is not a dedicated architectural school as it offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across 16 disciplines in Engineering, Sciences, Humanities and Management. About 360 faculty belonging to science and engineering departments and centres of the Institute are engaged in teaching, research and industrial consultancy. The institute has 16 academic departments and advanced research centres across disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories. The academic calendar is organised around the semester.
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