Led by DU, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Delhi shine in QS World Subject Rankings 2017

London/Mumbai, 8 March 2017: University of Delhi is home to the world’s 16th-best Development Studies program, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.  Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad has jumped from the 51-100 category to 24th for Engineering – Mineral and Mining. In another positive note, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has debuted in the Engineering – Mineral and Mining ranking in 35th position.

Meanwhile,   Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is another university that has joined the Top 50 list on QS World University Rankings by Subject  as it secures 49th place for Electrical Engineering. The seventh edition of QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s analysis of subject-specific university performance, released today, lists the world’s best universities for the study of 46 different subjects. QS’s subject tables were viewed more than thirty million times throughout 2016.

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As the global levels, Harvard University has emerged as the number-one in 15 tables, ahead of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (12 number-one spots).

The University of Delhi has leapt two places for Development Studies. This year India saw four top-50 finishes across the 46 tables – one more than last year. Further, IIT Madras has reported major improvements in a majority subjects  –  rises to the 101-150 category for Mathematics, to the 151-200 category for Physics & Astronomy, and into the top 100 for Materials Science.

The ranking report mentioned that the slight increase in the number of Indian institutions providing top-50 programs is one of Indian higher education’s major highlights this year. So, too, is the fact that, as India seeks to provide the strength in depth necessary to educate one of the world’s largest tertiary-age populations, it has seen the number of universities ranked for at least one subject increase. Last year, 22 Indian institutions were ranked at least once; this year, that number increases to 28.

QS World University Rankings by Subject highlighted that India also increases its overall share of places. Last year, its 22 universities were ranked 117 times, taking 1.27% of all available places. This year, its 28 universities are placed 151 times, representing 1.32% of overall places.

India’s IITs, IIMs, and IISC Bangalore are not yet gaining ground on the world’s top institutions. These higher education providers are ranked 95 times in total this year. This is an increase from 82 in 2016. However, they see a larger number of drops in rank (24) than increases in rank (9).

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