In a major boost, IIT Bombay has topped the list of QS Indian University Ranking this year. Quacquarelli Symonds, commonly known as QS is a British organisation which brings out university rankings annually. QS Ranking is considered one of the famous performance indicator of the varsities and institutions globally.
This year, QS published its inaugural edition of the Indian University Ranking after surveying around 75 institutions spread across the length and breadth of the country. The rankings include Public Universities, Private Universities, and Deemed Universities.
“Performance criteria used for the Indian University Rankings is the same as we use for the QS BRICS Ranking. In the global tables, academic reputation carries 40 percent weightage, in the Indian edition it carries 30 percent. The World University Rankings focus on research impact (citations per faculty) and the domestic league looks at research productivity (number of papers per faculty),” Bizzozero said. The India University Rankings is the second country-specific rankings done by QS, after it released one for China on October 10.
As per Bizzozero, the Indian tables will be trailed by ones for Japan and South Korea. Nations like India and China are imperative for us due to the sheer number of local and international students. It is very important to publish local rankings table for the largest student markets. The India University Rankings take a gander at the Indian college framework and compare it with international standards. The organizations positioned in this table are those that have been exhibited in our BRICS positioning previously.
IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Kanpur, Hyderabad Central University, Delhi University, IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Guwahati figure in the top 10.
These institutions have been scored on academic reputation (30 per cent), employer reputation (20 per cent), faculty-student ratio (20 per cent), proportion of staff with PhD (10 per cent), papers per faculty from Scopus database (10 per cent), citations per paper from Scopus database (5 per cent), proportion of international students (2.5 per cent) and proportion of international faculty (2.5 per cent).
Top 15 institutions as per QS India University Rankings 2019-
|1) IIT-Bombay||9) IIT-Roorkee|
|2) IISc||10) IIT-Guwahati|
|3) IIT-Madras||11) University of Calcutta|
|4) IIT-Delhi||12) Jadavpur University|
|5) IIT-Kharagpur||13) Anna University|
|6) IIT-Kanpur||14) University of Mumbai|
|7) University of Hyderabad||15) Banaras Hindu University|
|8) University of Delhi|
With the publishing, on one hand, it is a matter of rejoicing, while on the other, it will boost the morale of the students and the faculty to perform even better so that they can improve their position in the global educational landscape. Currently, only top 3 IIMs and ISB feature in the QS list of top 100 performing universities around the world.