“QS World University Rankings 2022” released: Only three institutes from India

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The QS World University Rankings 2022 have been released.

About QS World University Rankings:

  • QS World University Rankings is released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
  • Purpose: It is an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings.
  • Parameters: The universities are evaluated based on the following six metrics:
    • Academic Reputation (40%)
    • Employer Reputation (10%)
    • Faculty/Student Ratio (20%)
    • Citations per faculty (20%)
    • International Faculty Ratio (5%)
    • International Student Ratio (5%).
Key Findings of QS World University Rankings 2022 related to India:
  • Only three educational institutes from India, the IIT Bombay (177), IIT Delhi (185) and IISc Bengaluru (186) feature in the top 200 list.
    • Except for these three institutes, no other Indian institution has been able to break into the top 200 since 2017.
  • IIT-Bombay continues to be India’s best higher education institution for the fourth consecutive year. Holding 177th position, although it fell five places over the last year
  • There are a total number of 22 Indian higher education institutions placed among the world’s top 1,000 universities.
    • In the 2021 index, there were 21 Indian institutions. This is followed by 23 in 2020, 24 in 2019 and 20 in 2018.
  • IISc Bengaluru remains the world’s top research university, maintaining a perfect score of 100/100 for this metric.
  • Poor performance in the faculty-student ratio: Indian universities have improved their performance on academic reputation metric and research impact, but continue to struggle on the teaching capacity metric.
    • No Indian university ranks among the top 250 for faculty-student ratio.
Other Key Findings of QS World University Rankings 2022: 

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  • The top three institutions globally are: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Oxford and Stanford University
  • Singapore’s National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, and China’s Tsinghua University and Peking University, are the only Asian universities in the global top 20.

Source: Indian Express

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