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or any kind of noise beyond 11 pm. There are curfew hours for girls and they have to be back in their rooms by 10 pm. Food can be a problem.
Students also have to follow the pick and drop timings of the transport provided by the IIM or the host university.
“Often, we have to stay up late to work on projects. We also cannot play music. There are curbs on freedom if we live in the city, we can’t organise social or cultural activities in our apartments for fear of disturbing our neighbours,” says the IIM alumnus.
Many are opposed to such arrangements. As Professor Prafulla Agnihotri, director, IIM Trichy says, “I did not approve the earlier arrangement of allocating apartments to students. I had insisted on the NIT Trichy campus which had hostels. While security is crucial, having a good hostel within campus provides students a good academic environment too.” The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has moved up to the number 12 at the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings BRICS for 2016.
Since its last appearance in 2015 in the rankings, the Institute has moved up three places. IIT Bombay’s overall score is 84.4 out of 100. The Institute has a score of 99.1 in academic reputation, 100 in employer reputation, 91.5 in citations per paper, 94.7 in papers per faculty and 97.6 in staff with Phd, all scores out of a maximum of 100. “The improvement in the ranks is a reflection of the progress being made by IIT Bombay, particularly in its research contributions,” says Prof Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay.
IIT Delhi is ranked at posi- tion 15 and IIT Madras at 19. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore is ranked at 6.
The QS University Rankings BRICS is a ranking of the 250 top universities in the five BRICS countries ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Performance of the universities are based on eight key parameters, which are, academic reputation ( 30%), employer re putation ( 2 0 %), f aculty andstudent ratio (20%), staff with Phd ( 10%), papers per f aculty ( 10%), citations per paper (5%), International faculty (2.5%) and International students (2.5%)
Where they’re living: A swank private apartment (on top) at Ranchi; the IIM Ranchi campus (middle) and Ashberry Apartments (bottom) in Amritsar.