The IIT-Bombay (Indian Institute of Technology) topped the list of the first ever Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings of India’s higher education institutes.
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is the global higher education think tank for the World’s most- consulted world university rankings. It is the first ever time that QS has released rankings for India’s higher education institutes. The QS rankings define the performance of Indian Institutions on Domestic and International platforms.
IIT- Bombay topped the table of the QS rankings, followed by IIsc- Bangalore, and IIT- Madras, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Kanpur, Hyderabad Central University, Delhi University, IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Guwahati are listed in the top 10 institutions.
The QS rankings of the top 15 Institutes is as follows:
“Countries like India and China are important for us because of the sheer number of domestic and foreign students. It makes sense for us to start domestic tables for the largest student markets. The India University Rankings look at the Indian university system with an international lens. The institutions ranked in this table are those that have appeared in our BRICS ranking in the past.”
– said Simona Bizzozero, Communications Director at QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).
The parameters set for the QS Rankings were:
- Academic Reputation (30% score).
- Employer Reputation (20% score).
- Faculty-student Ratio (20% score).
- The proportion of Staff with Ph.D. (10% score).
- Papers per Faculty from Scopus database (10% score).
- Citations per Paper from Scopus database (5% score).
- Proportion of International students (2.5% score).
- Proportion of International Faculty (2.5% score).
Country’s top 75 institutions were included in the QS ranking process, the above mentioned parameters were the key for listing the rankings. This is the first ever time that QS has conducted ranking process at Domestic level. Twenty Indian Institutions scored full marks in staff with Ph. D., which indicates that the institutions are equipped with highly qualified faculty. This ranking will enable Internationalisation of Indian Institutes, which can attract foreign students and foreign faculty.