India Score in QS Rankings: 25 Programmes, 12 Institutes in top 100

The QS World University Rankings latest edition has been released recently. India has secured a decent position among the top 100 in the world for offering 25 programmes in Engineering across various higher education institutions in their corresponding subject categories. In the previous year, India acquired 26th rank in the world. 

This year, the number of Indian institutes and universities in the top 100 subject rankings has been increased from 8 to 12. Because of entangling in a territory war between its board and director, IIM-Calcutta had suffered its worst-ever ranking. On the other hand, IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Lucknow, IIM-Bangalore, and IIM-Kozhikode have maintained their positions in the category of Business and Management studies. IIM-Calcutta had dropped its position from 101-150 band last year to 451-500 band this year.

India Score in QS Rankings- 25 Programmes, 12 Institutes in top 100
India Score in QS Rankings- 25 Programmes, 12 Institutes in top 100

Almost all the 25 programmes except one in institutions run by either the state or union government. Only one private university i.e., the O P Jindal Global University managed to secure a position in the top 100 club. The law programme offered by this university is currently ranked 76th across the world. Another interesting element is that 17 programmes out of the 25 globally ranked Indian programmes are in Engineering. The Petroleum Engineering programme offered by IIT-Madras recorded the best performance i.e., 30th among various Indian institutes across the world.

The 4 new institutes or universities in the top 100 subject rankings include IIT-Guwahati [For Petroleum Engineering], Jawaharlal Nehru University [For Anthropology], Anna University [For Petroleum Engineering], and O P Jindal Global University [For Law]. IIT-Bombay has dominated more top 100 positions compared to any other Indian institute. The 7 programmes offered by this institute are considered the best 100 in the world. 

The 7 programmes include Art and Design, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems, Civil and Structural Engineering, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mineral and Mining Engineering. In the previous year, IIT-Bombay had 9 that included Chemistry and Materials Science Engineering. This year, these two programmes didn’t feature in the top 100 list.

IIT-Delhi has 4 programmes among the top 100 and IIT-Madras has 3 programmes. IIT-Kharagpur and IISc Bangalore have registered 2 programmes each. IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Ahmedabad have ranked 80 and 76 respectively for business and management studies. The Public Institutions of Eminence [IoE] such as the IITs are better constituted in the QS World University Rankings. On the other hand, the private institutes have also made a mark in the Subject Rankings edition. 

Some of the private Institutions of Eminence include the Birla Institute of Technology and Science. It has secured 151-200 band rankings for Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Business and Management Studies [451-500 band], and Mathematics [451-500 band]. Jamia Hamdard and Manipal Academy of Higher Education have positioned in the 101-150 band and 151-200 band respectively for Pharmacy and pharmacology. The Vellore Institute of Technology has shattered into the top 300 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering [251-300 band].

QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluates the performance of the institutes depending on 4 parameters. It includes academic reputation, research impact, employer reputation, and the productivity of an institution’s research faculty. For more education-related updates, visit our website frequently.

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