Many talks are spiralling around India’s performance at the QS World University Rankings for 2020. It is a matter of pride that 23 Indian universities have registered their spots in the ranking of top 1000 universities globally. While most of the Indian universities on the list are government funded, there are 5 universities that are privately funded.
At this point, you might be wondering what really are the QS World University Rankings and why do they matter so much, that these have been spurring talks globally? To ease your confusion, the full form of QS is Quacquarelli Symonds, i.e., a British Company specialising in education. It was founded in the year 1990 by Nunzio Quacquarelli, an Entrepreneur. Interestingly, the rankings released recently are the 16th edition of its kind. These rankings are regarded as one of the three most prestigious rankings of education institutions across the world. The other two being Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The publishing of the 1000 universities is after the in-depth assessment of 1620 universities from 82 countries. Universities are evaluated on top six performance indicators, namely: employer reputation, academic reputation, citations per faculty, student-to-faculty ratio, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio. QS analysed over 93 million citations from around 13 million papers, 45,000 survey responses from employers while 94,000 survey responses from academicians and the numbers are STRIKING!!
Top Indian Universities on the List?
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay topped the list by ranking 152, followed by IIT Delhi at 182 and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore at 184. The University of Delhi secured the 474 spot amongst other government-funded universities. When it comes to the Private universities then Manipal Academy of Higher Education falls in the 701-750 ranking band, which is highest for Indian Private Universities, followed closely behind by the new entrant O.P. Jindal Global University at 751-800 band. The university is just a decade old, and that makes it the “youngest university” to enter the spotlight, explains the administration of the university.
How other Asian Countries Performed in the Rankings?
The Asia region was topped by China with 42 higher education institutes reaching the spot in the top 1000 universities for the year 2020. Japan scored with 41 universities, followed by South Korea with 30 universities, India with 23 universities, Malaysia with 20, Taiwan with 16, Iran with 6 universities while 8 Pakistani universities made a mark in the top 1000 rankings.
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