INDIAN EDUCATIONAL institutions doubled their presence in the latest edition of the QS Asia Rankings, but none made it to the top 20.
According to a press statement released by Quacquarelli Symonds on Wednesday, India has the third largest number of universities and institutes, after mainland China (112) and Japan (89), in the Asia Rankings. There are 40 new Indian institutions taking the total number to 75.
IIT-Bombay remains the highest ranked institution. It moved up one place to the 33rd position. IIT-Delhi at the 40th position, IIT-Madras at the 48th position, Indian Institute of Science at 50, IIT-Kharagpur at rank 53, IIT-Kanpur (61), Delhi University and IIT-Roorkee are among the Indian institutions in the top 100.
“With forty new universities ranked and fourteen moving up the table, India is making good progresses in this analysis…. Since India has to cater principally for its rapidly growing student population, it has domestic priorities which results in it lagging behind in the international faculty and students’ indicators. Its leading institutions are well-liked by employers and respected by academics internationally: nine Indian universities place among the top-100 for these two indicators,” Ben Sowter, research director at QS, said in a statement.
National University of Singapore has been assessed as Asia’s best university, followed by University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua University and Peking University, in that order.
Universities have been assessed on academic reputation, employer reputation, student-faculty ratio, international faculty and students, staff with PhD, papers per faculty and citations per paper, among other parameters.