According to the QS World Rankings, IIT Kharagpur is one of the top universities in the world for engineering. The university has climbed up to 37th position in 2022 from its previous 44th position in 2021 in mining and mineral engineering and 80th in 2022 from 90th in 2021 in electrical and electronic engineering. Overall its ranked 3rd in India and 101st globally among engineering colleges. It was placed first in operational and statistics research and second in mineral and mining engineering. The director of IIT Kharagpur said that the reason why it stands among the other IITs is because of its inter-disciplinary courses.