Analyzing India’s increasing presence in QS World University Rankings 2016

In QS world University rankings 2016, India has increased it’s presence with 44 Universities now making it’s way in the QS rankings among BRICS nations.

In another featured report over QS ranking, Examswatch team provides the report on ranking of Indian University among BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) nation. Earlier, our team provided an insight of QS ranking of Indian institution among Asian University.

QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), global higher education analysts and compilers of world university rankings, releases a ranking of the best universities of BRICS nation every year. While there is an overall improvement in the number of Indian universities in top 200, there is a degradation of the ranking of top 20 universities.

In 2015, there was a total of 31 universities out of 200 in the ranking list and this year it improves to 44 out of 250 universities. Also, the ranking of Delhi University has shown an increase from 46th to 41st position. And in the top 20 universities, India has one lesser university compared to the ranking of 2015. Also, IISc Bangalore has also dropped by on position to remain on sixth.

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IISc Bangalore landed at no. sixth in the QS ranking this year.

While in the expanded report of QS, India has shown overall improvement but it is still lagging behind China, Russia, and Brazil. In the top 250, where India has 44 universities China, Russia, and Brazil has 86, 55, and 54 respectively.

On the overall improvement performance of Indian universities, Ben Sowter, head of research at QS, said, “The expanded rankings demonstrate India’s increasing strength in depth, successes that are primarily based on its research excellence. Twelve of their universities score 90 or above for our citations per paper indicator, highlighting that India’s research output is able to compete with the best produced by China, Brazil, and Russia.”

Despite losing some higher rank, it is proud for India to have an overall improvement in the ranking list. Also, it is a good sign that the condition of PhDs has shown improvement and probably it would make a good impact in the education sector.

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