Indian universities figures prominent in QS Rankings

QS Rankings – Leading universities in India such as Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, Delhi University, IISc Bangalore and JNU are leading in the QS Ranking, as per India Today report.

Congratulating these institutions, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar had tweeted: “Our efforts to improve quality of education in higher education institutions are bearing fruit as 20 Indian institutions figure in the global top 100 institutions in the subject wise categories as per QS Top Universities.”

In another Tweet, Javadekar congratulated these institutes for figuring in the 51-100 brackets in the subject wise categories in the ranking.

Subject wise Ranking

  • The subject-wise list includes IIT Delhi and Bombay which fell in the bracket of 51-100 under the civil and structural engineering while IIT Kharagpur and Madras found a place in the 100-150 bracket for the same subject
  • IISc Bangalore and IIT Bombay found its place in the 50-100 bracket for chemical engineering subject, while IIT Delhi, Kharagpur and Kanpur were ranked under the 100-150 for the same subject
  • Delhi University was ranked 37 under the Development Studies subject and JNU was ranked under the bracket of 51-100 for History and Sociology
  • This time also universities in the US have topped the list in the rankings for the highest number of first ranks

About QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds an academic ranking agency which released this year’s ranking on Wednesday. QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Previously known as Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, the publisher had collaborated with Times Higher Education (THE) magazine to publish its international league tables from 2004 to 2009 before both started to announce their own versions

QS then chose to continue using the pre-existing methodology while Times Higher Education adopted a new methodology to create their rankings. The QS system now comprises the global overall and subject rankings (which name the world’s top universities for the study of 48 different subjects and five composite faculty areas), alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS)

Being the only international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval, the QS ranking is viewed as one of the three most-widely read university rankings in the world, along with Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.  QS Designed its rankings in order to assess performance according to what it believes to be key aspects of a university’s mission: teaching, research, nurturing employability, and internationalisation

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