As per the news, Delhi University has moved up by 20 ranks in the QS World University rankings compared to previous year’s rank and has been placed on top amongst the Indian universities other than five IITs which quite an achievement.
Delhi University has reached to a rank between 421-430 this year which was initially between 441-451.
The University was facing certain criticisms from the Delhi University’s Teachers’ Association (DUTA) on its decisions on the pension and promotion issue. For its ‘Employer Reputation’, DU has been ranked first in India and 122 in its world ranking for the same.
Following to Delhi is the University of Mumbai that has been ranked second in India on the scale of employment.
Academic Reputation of DDU-
As per the QS ranking, DU has been ranked 196 which is the highest rank awarded to an Indian University other than some IITs, on basis of its Academic Reputation.
DU remains at the top among the Indian Universities when it comes to the field of Social Science and Management with a worldwide rank of 166. In the field of Arts and Humanities and Natural Science, DU has been ranked second with world ranking of 194 and 220 respectively.
QS World University Rankings-
The Rankings for 2014-15 which were released yesterday i.e. on 17th September,2014 take into account research quality, graduate employment, student-staff ratios, teaching standards and the number of international students while rating nearly 800 universities from all over the world.
However, the biggest single factor in the QS rankings is academic reputation. This is calculated by surveying more than 60,000 academics around the world about their opinion on the merits of institutions other than their own.