QS World Rankings 2015/16: Two Indian Universities make their way in Top 200

QS World Rankings 2015 - 16

September 15, 2015 can be marked as a Red Letter Day in the History of India as The Indian Institute of Science popularly known as IISc Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi IITD make their way among the Top 200 Universities in the world for the First Time since establishment, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings for 2015-2016 which was released earlier today. There are other 13 Universities who have also come out with Flying colours and are among the Top 1000.

As per the QS World Rankings, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is again on the Top Spot for the fourth time in a row. While Harvard University has taken two steps ahead to Rank Second followed by the University of Cambridge and Stanford University both sharing the same position of number Third.

This is the 12th edition of QS’s annual ranking of the world’s top universities. To assess the Institutions global reputation, research impact, staffing levels and international complexion six performance indicators are used.

For the year 2015, in the QS University World rankings on the whole 82 countries represented their varsities, with the largest claimed by the US (154), UK (71), Germany (43) and France (41). Japan has 38 entries, Australia 33, China 30, Canada and Italy 26 apiece, Brazil (22) Russia 21 and India (14).

The overall results available on the official website of QS World University Rankings are accompanied with QS World University Rankings by Faculty. The selected world’s Top Universities have been further classified in five individual sectors namely: arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, natural sciences and social sciences and management.

Other Top Universities of India that have made their mark in Top 1000 in QS World Rankings are: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Indian Institute of Technology Madars, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, University of Delhi, University of Calcutta, Banaras Hindu University, Punjab University, University of Mumbai, University of Pune and Jawaharlal University.

As per the press release earlier this month, the renowned global academic rankings such as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Quacquarelli Symonds rankings and China’s Shanghai Rankings if compared to the other Universities across the world the Indian Institutions or Universities were usually ranking below 200.

So the Union Head of Ministry of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani took the decision to launch the framework to rank Higher education Institutions in India by consulting the authorities concerned that what steps can be taken so as to improve the rankings of the Indian Universities and Institutes.

Moreover, in the year 2015 itself IISc has been ranked number 1 and 4 in the BRICS and Asian region respectively while considering the criteria of Papers per Faculty.

In the year 2015, IIT ranked 56th in BRICS and Emerging Economies by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings whereas it ranked 4th amongst the top higher education institutions in India and 59th in top 100 higher education Institutes in Asia in the year 2014.

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