The QS University Rankings Asia 2016 is out; India at fifth position among 17 nations

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

7 IITs in the top 100 list

Recently, the results of QS University Rankings-Asia were released. Twenty-three Indian Universities were there among the list of top 350, and India’s position was fifth best among the 17 Asian countries covered in the list.

There are several parameters within the rankings on which the Indian institutions have done exceedingly well, better than several top institutions in Asia. These parameters include the qualification of teachers and papers published per teacher. However, none of the Indian institutions have made it to the top thirty, leave aside the top twenty or top ten positions.

The National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong and Nanyang Technological University took the top three positions in the rankings respectively which considered 920 universities from Asia for evaluation.

Among the Indian institutions, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Banglore topped the list at 33rd position. Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) topped the list among the IITs featured in the rank with the 35th position. IIT-B has moved up from 46 last year to rank no 35 this year.

IIT Bombay’s overall score is 76 out of 100. The Institute has a score of 87.8 in academic reputation, 98.8 in employer reputation and 100 in Staff with PhD, all scores out of a maximum of 100.

Among other IITs, IIT Delhi has been ranked 36, IIT Madras 43, IIT Kanpur is ranked 48, and IIT Kharagpur is placed at 51; two other IITs, Roorkee (78) and Guwahati (94), made it to the top 100 as well.

The University of Delhi and University of Calcutta posted huge leaps – the first rose 25 places to 66; the second 41 places to 108.

Amrita University (169) and Andhra University (301-350 band) made their debut.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a British company and has been conducting such rankings since 2004.

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