London, 24th October: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released the rankings of Asia’s 500 best universities. The National University of Singapore takes back the leadership of the Asia ranking from its neighbor, Nanyang Technological University; The University of Hong Kong moves three places to second.
However, it is Mainland China’s universities that have made the biggest impact with five in the top 20 – two more than last year – all improving their position. Japan is the second most represented country while India is the third, with 75 universities ranked in the expanded version of the rankings, now in its 10th edition.
There are forty new Indian universities in the ranking but despite the more than doubled presence, there isn’t yet any Indian university among the Top 30. The highest ranked remains the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) which moves up one place the 33rd position.
QS uses eleven indicators to compile the ranking. Global surveys of 83,877 academics and 42,862 employers informed this analysis.
Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS says: “With forty new universities ranked and fourteen moving up the table, India is making good progresses in this analysis. Twenty Indian universities make the top- 100 in the Staff with PhD indicator: the best performance regionally, while 26 are among the top-100 for Papers per Faculty, our indicator for research productivity. Since India has to cater principally for its rapidly growing student population, it has domestic priorities which results in it lagging behind in the international faculty and students’ indicators. Its leading institutions are well-liked by employers and respected by academics internationally: nine Indian universities place among the top-100 for these two indicators. Only seven make into the top-100 for the brand-new International Research Network metric, which gives credits for the diversity of collaborations outside the home country. India’s higher education system faces unique challenges and opportunities and this analysis offers some insights into the strengths and a few weaknesses of the world’s largest democracy.”
|Indian universities in the top 100 as per |
|33||34||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY BOMBAY (IITB)|
|40||41||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DELHI (IITD)|
|48||48||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS (IITM)|
|50=||51||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE (IISC) BANGALORE|
|53||62||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KHARAGPUR (IITKGP)|
|61||59||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR (IITK)|
|62||72||UNIVERSITY OF DELHI|
|86||93||INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ROORKEE (IITR)|
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