First-ever QS ranking of Universities in India: Discover best institutes

London, 16 October 2018: QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the global higher education think tank responsible for the world’s most-consulted world university rankings – the QS World University Rankings – have today released their first standalone ranking of India’s higher education institutions. The inaugural edition of the QS India University Rankings, is designed to offer an  independent analysis of the performance of Indian institutions. The rankings include Public Universities, Private Universities and H.E. Institutions or Deemed Universities.

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is named India’s leading institution. IITs take up seven of the top-10 places.
The Indian Institute of Science Bangalore takes the second spot while the University of Hyderabad and the University of Delhi place 7th and 8th respectively.  QS India University Rankings.

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Twenty Indian institutions receive full marks –100/100 – in the Staff with PhD, the indicator designed to identify the extent to which institutions are cultivating a highly-qualified faculty body.

In the research productivity indicator, Paper per Faculty nine institutions achieve a score between 98.4 and 100.



The results indicate that IIT Bombay, Madras, Delhi, Kharagpur, Kanpur and the University of Delhi enjoy outstanding regard among the 43,000 international employers surveyed, while IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore are the most voted by the over 83,000 international academics who were asked to indicate which universities other than their own, they rate most highly.

On a metric-by-metric basis, other institutions also stand out such as the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, which achieves the highest score of the QS’s indicator of research impact, adjusted for faculty size. It is followed by Shivaji University, Kolhapur; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore achieves perfect score in the Faculty/Student indicator.

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “The ever-expanding Indian Higher Education sector, faces unique challenges and opportunities. This inaugural table, which is based on the same indicators of its parent BRICS rankings, evaluates the Indian institutions through independent and international lenses. The prestige and activity of leading players transcends national borders and is recognized internationally. The metrics utilized for the compilation of this table matters to motivated and ambitious students. The results reveal that research productivity at leading Indian institutions is increasing and the impact of such research is gradually rising. They also enjoy a good standing with employers while they achieve less recognition with their international academic peers, perhaps suggesting the need to intensify regional and global collaborations”.

QS India University Rankings 2019: Top 10
RANK INSTITUTION
1 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY (IITB)
2 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE (IISC) BANGALORE
3 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS (IITM)
4 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI (IITD)
5 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KHARAGPUR (IITKGP)
6 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR (IITK)
7 UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD
8 UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
9 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE (IITR)
10 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI (IITG)
11 UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
12 JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY
13 ANNA UNIVERSITY
14 UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI
15 BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds : TopUniversities.com

 

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