The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) remains the top-ranked Indian universities, so much so that it is considered one of the fastest-growing higher education institutions in Asia, according to the 19th QS University Ranking. This year, as many as three Indian institutes have managed to earn a spot in the top 200, but most of the popular colleges across the country including DU, JNU, Jamia, University of Hyderabad and others have shown a decline in performance.
According to the ranking, 13 Indian universities have improved their research impact against global competitors with an increase in Citations per Faculty (CpF) score. However, Indian universities continue to struggle with the degree of institutional teaching capacity of QS. As many as 10 of the 41 universities in the ranking have shown a decline in their positions. This year’s QS World University Rankings are the largest ever, with 1,418 institutions in 100 locations, compared to 1,300 last year.
Globally, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) continues to hold the top spot. In the top 5 places, as many as three are secured by US-based colleges and two by the UK. China also outperformed India with five universities in the top 50 and eight in the top 200.
QS Ranking 2022: Indian Top Universities
QS University Ranking 2022: Fall of Indian Universities
|University of Delhi||501-510||521-530|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||751-800||801-1000|
|University of Hyderabad||651-700||751-800|
Although the University of Delhi is the 10th best Indian university in India, internationally, it has fallen from the 501-510 category to the 521-530 category before. JNU’s rank, which was previously between 561-570, did not appear in the 601-650 disk. Jamia Millia Islamia which was between 751-800 last year is now between 801-1000. The rankings showed that Jamia Hamdard has fallen in the 1201-1400 category from place between 1001-1200 in the last edition.
Other popular Indian universities including University of Hyderabad (from 651-700 to 751-800), Jadavpur University (from 651-700 to 701-750) and IIT-Bhubaneswar (from 701-750 to 801-1000) also have their place lost . Indian universities struggle with the QS measure of institutional teaching capacity and the Faculty to Student Ratio (FSR) indicator.
QS University Ranking 2022: The World’s Top 10
|2||University of Cambridge|
|4||University of Oxford|
|6||California Institute of Technology|
|7||Imperial College London|
|10||University of Chicago|
“This edition of the QS World University Rankings reflects the excellent work that several Indian universities are doing to increase their research footprint, positively impacting their reputation on the global stage. Conversely, our dataset also suggests that Indian higher education still struggles to provide adequate educational capacity. Further expansion of offerings, both within universities and across the industry, will be necessary if India is to continue to reach new heights,” said Ben Sowter, QS Senior Vice President.
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