Indian Universities improve performance in the QS Rankings


The grading for the top notch universities of Asia for the present year has been declared. According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings Asia 2016, “The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 42 subjects as of 2016. Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.” This year Indian universities have performed quite well in climbing up the rank ladder.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) bagged the first rank overall which is followed by the University of Hong Kong. These two rankings remain unaffected like the last year. The third rank has been captured by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) which advanced one rank up from the last year.

On Tuesday (June 14), the ranking was released and it revealed IISc Banglore as a topper in the Indian universities. It has also been declared as the best Indian university in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released earlier this year by MHRD.

The top 50 Asian universities saw 4 Indian universities, IIsc Banglore being on the 33rd rank, IIT-Mumbai being 35th, IIT-Delhi as 36th, IIT-Madras as 43rd and IIT-Kanpur on the 48th.

IIT-Kharagpur(51) along with IIT Roorkee (78) and IIT Guwahati (94) made their place under 100 in the rankings.

The biggest improvement in the performance has been shown by University of Delhi and University of Calcutta. The former showing a jump of 25 ranks (from 91st last year to 66th this year) and the latter showing an advancement of 41 places and making to the 108th rank. University of Mumbai was placed on 145th rank and Banaras Hindu University at 155th position.

While India’s performance has accelerated from the last year’s ranking, as a climb in the rankings has been observed as compared from the last year’s record but the top 10 ranks saw the influence of the universities of Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and China.

India has 23 universities in the ranking which comprises the total of 350 and included in this list are Amrita University (169), University of Pune (176), Amity University (195), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (200) and Anna University (251-300 band) as well. This shows the improvement on the part of Indian universities apart from the well-known branded universities.

In order to make the rankings even more exhaustive and profound, the inclusion of “staff with PhDs” was also taken into consideration from this year which took care of the teaching standards of these universities.

As reported by Hindustan Times.

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