Where Best Indian universities stand in World University Rankings

This news is for any Indian who wants to enroll in any top or well reputed university in India.

For the session 2011-12, most Indian universities have fared modestly in the QS World University Rankings.

Here are the main points of the reports with regard to Indian universities in a brief manner:

1) No Indian university figured among the top 200 universities in the world by ACADEMIC REPUTTION. To get a rank in top 200, a university has to get 40 per cent marks in the rankings criteria.

2) IIT Bombay, which has figured on 187th rank last year, has slipped to 225th position. This reflects the poor perception of Indian universities’ research performance and capabilities.

3) With regard to Employers’ ranking though, 4 Indian universities were ranked among the top 200 by employers. Notably, the Employers’ ranking carries 10 per cent of marks in over all QS rankings. The Indian universities or institutions which got positions in top 100 are:

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB): 51 Rank
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD): 51 Rank
University of Delhi: Rank 100
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM): Rank 100
University of Mumbai: Rank 198

The employers’ ranking is a measure of the perception of skills imparted by a university, which increase the employability of the incumbent.

The modest showing of the Indian universities in the QS rankings highlight modest performance by them with regard to Citations per faculty (20 per cent marks), student-faculty ratio (20 per cent), international students (5 per cent) and international faculty (5%).

Notably, the universities in the UK and the US, have secured the top 10 spots, with Cambridge taking the number one position. The institutions which have seen a significant increase in their rankings belonged to Japan, South Korea and Germany.

Peking and Tsinghua universities of China have climbed up the ranking as well, showing what abundant funding can do to the quality of an institution.

In Asia, Hong Kong University is the highest ranked Asian university.

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