Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the latest edition of World University Rankings. According to the new list, IIT Bombay has been placed in the top 200 club. Other than this, IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore have already been in the top 200 club. This is the first such edition of QS World University Rankings where India has got 3 of its colleges in the top 200 ranks.
Another development in the latest edition of the rankings is that IIT Delhi has replaced IISc Bangalore as the best-ranked institute in India. The latter has fallen back by over 30 places this year.
Here are the ranks of Indian Universities in Top 200 QS Rankings:
|Name of the Institute||Rank in 2018||Rank in 2017|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi||172||185|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay||179||219|
|Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore||190||152|
The improvement in ranks has been encouraging for both IIT-Delhi and IIT-Bombay as the performance in the previous edition was not as good. M Balakrishnan, Deputy Director of IIT Delhi, stated that the ranking has improved but it’s not spectacular. He also added that a big jump is one that helps them get closer to 100.
The director also added that their performance in the research space has improved whit more students enrolled for Ph.D. and scholars to faculty ratio improving with 5 Ph.D. scholars under each faculty member. The Director also informed that the international students enrolled at IIT Delhi have also increased from 75 to 90 approximately.
However, it is a cause of concern for IISc Bangalore as the institute has fallen out of the top 150 club. On the other hand, IISc has been ranked 6th across the globe in terms of ‘citations per faculty’ metric of QS. The metric evaluates a university’s research intensiveness and research impact. According to QS, the number of research papers submitted by IISc were close to 82,000 over a period of five-year.
The HRD Ministry is also taking initiatives to improve the global rankings of top Indian universities and get then in the top 100 club. The list of the world’s top 959 universities published by QS consists a total of 20 Indian institutions, whereas, last year the list comprised only 14 universities.
Check out the rank of all Indian Universities in the QS Rankings:
|Name of the University||Rank (band) 2018||Rank (band) 2017|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Madras||264||249|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur||293||302|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur||308||313|
|University of Delhi||481-490||501-550|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati||501-550||481-490|
|Jadavpur University||601-650||Not Ranked in List|
|University of Hyderabad||601-650||Not Ranked in List|
|Anna University||651-700||Not Ranked in List|
|Manipal University||701-750||Not Ranked in List|
|Banaras Hindu University||801-1000||801-1000|
|University of Mumbai||801-1000||801-1000|
|Birla Institute of Technology and Science||801-1000||Not Ranked in List|
|University of Pune||801-1000||801-1000|
|Aligarh Muslim University||800-1000||Not Ranked in List|
Research Director at QS, Ben Sowter, talked about the performance of QS and said that India has progressed over the years, especially in terms research. He also added that Indian universities have to work on improving the ‘employer’s reputation’ indicator by collaborating with the corporate world.
For the sixth continuous year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been given the first spot followed by Stanford University and Harvard University at second and third position respectively.