Noida 16th October 2018: The top three positions in the first standalone QS ranking of India’s higher education institutes were bagged by The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Mumbai and Madras and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru.
The best part is that IISc was considered as the best institution of India in the QS World University Rankings published earlier this year and the domestic league has given IIT-Bombay the number one position. The ranking of IISc is second and that of IIT-Madras is third. The chart consists of top 75 institutions of the country.
Explaining the variance in performance of Indian institutions in the domestic and international tables, Simona Bizzozero who is the Communications Director at QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), a British company specializing in education focused on the different nature of performances by Indian institutions and domestic and international charts and stated that the requirements fr both the tables were different.
She added, “We follow the similar ranking criteria for the QS BRICS Ranking as we have used for the Indian University Rankings. The academic reputation has the weightage of 40 per cent in international table and 30 per cent in domestic table. The World University Rankings lay emphasis on the research impact and the domestic league focus on the research productivity.”
The India University Rankings comes under the second country-specific rankings initiated by QS, the first one was published for China on October 10.
Bizzozero further stated that the India and China are the most leading countries in terms of research and academics and are both significant for us owing to their huge number of domestic and international students. This has driven us to commence the trend of domestic tables for the massive student markets. The India University Rankings will instill a sense of recognition in the Indian university system. She also said that the institutions that were included in this table are among those appeared in the BRICS ranking.
The listed institutes in top 10 include IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Kanpur, Hyderabad Central University, Delhi University, IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Guwahati.
The Institutions that have been selected on the basis of academic reputation are 30 per cent, faculty-student ratio – 20 per cent, employer reputation – 20 per cent, proportion of staff with PhD – 10 per cent, citations per paper from Scopus database – 5 per cent, papers per faculty from Scopus database – 10 per cent, proportion of international students – 2.5 per cent and proportion of international faculty – 2.5 per cent.