This year 17 universities of India have made it in the top 300 Universities as per ranking made by agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). There were 11 Universities last year which have increased to 11. Ranking agency QS released the rankings, which include Asia’s top 300 universities, in association with non-profit organization with the Indian Centre for Assessment & Accreditation (ICAA) in New Delhi on Monday.
Six Indian institutes have made an entry to the list.
- Banaras Hindu University,
- Panjab University,
- Manipal University,
- Amity University,
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science, and
- Indian Institute of Information Technology made it to the Asia rankings for the first time this year.
According to the rating agency, there has been a considerable improvement in the number of Indian universities making it to the Asia rankings this year. This reflects increasing engagement between Indian institutions and ranking agencies.
The IITs have a great reputation among graduate employers, and now produce a relatively high volume of research, but it is not yet having a significant impact in terms of citations,” said QS head of research Ben Sowter. “India’s improved strength in depth is a sign of progress, but there is a long way to go before the IITs can compete with the very best institutions in Asia.
The annual Asia rankings of QS are a regional variant of their global world university rankings which have been published annually since 2004. The Asia rankings are based on responses from 43,000 Asian and international academics, 8,000 Asian and international employers, and evaluation of 491 institutions.
While academic reputation is given 30% weightage for ranking institutions, student/faculty ratio accounts for 20% of the overall criteria followed by papers per faculty.
Among traditional universities, University of Delhi took the lead at 81, having slipped one place since last year. It is ranked in the top 25 in Asia by employers and the top 40 by academics, but was found lacking in some other indicators like low levels of international faculty and student.
17 Indian universities among Asia’s top 300 exchange which brought down its overall ranking. On the other hand, University of Calcutta ranked highly on student exchange, coming second in Asia for outbound exchange and 52nd for inbound.