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University of the Year award for NIT-Tiruchi

Achieves hat trick by winning third year in a row at FICCI Educations awards

National Institute of Technology-Tiruchi (NIT-T) has bagged University of the Year award at FICCI Higher Education Summit held in New Delhi on Thursday.

Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT-T, received the award presented by Anil Sahasrabuddhe, Chairman, All India Council of Technical Education, in the presence of M. M Sharma, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. A NIT-T press release said that it had achieved a hat trick at the FICCI Educations awards. In 2015, the institute was recognised for excellence in social responsibility category. In 2016, it won two awards for excellence in employability and visionary idea.

According to the release, FICCI adopts an elaborate two-stage screening process in selecting top institutes for the awards. Consulting firm Ernst & Young is the knowledge partner for FICCI. The first stage consists of online application which leads to short-listing based on merits of the institute, followed by a final jury evaluation which is based on face-to-face presentation before a high-powered jury chaired by R.A. Mashelkar, an eminent scientist.

The institute scored high on many of the yardsticks set for the University of Year award, having undertaken a major academic transformation a couple of years back and figuring almost on top of the list in terms of research publications.

NITT was ranked 11th amongst all technical institutions, including the older IITs and 1st amongst all NITs in the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s National Institutional Ranking Framework during 2017.


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