Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Limited recently released the list of top-ranking universities in the world. A total of 29 Indian universities have also featured in this prestigious list. These universities include the Indian Institutes of Technology, University of Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia, University of Mumbai, Vellore Institute of Technology and many more. The organization has also provided details on the overall score given to each of these universities to decide their overall ranking.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay has acquired the highest rank in the QS world rankings among Indian universities. The reputed institution, having an overall score of 46, ranks 172 on the list. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) located in Bangalore received a score of 44.9 and thus, ranks 185. IIT-Delhi with a score of 43.9 ranks 193 while IIT-Madras, scoring 35.5, ranks 275 in the QS list.
IIT-Kharagpur has acquired a score of 33.2 and thus, ranks 314 while IIT-Kanpur ranks 350 with an overall score of 30.9. Another IIT, located in Roorkee, managed to get a rank of 383 with an overall score of 28.7. IIT-Guwahati ranks 470 with an overall QS score of 25.1.
The reputed University of Delhi has acquired a rank between 501-510 with an overall score not specified by the concerned authorities. The 29 names featuring in the list comprises multiple IITs. IIT-Hyderabad has also featured in the list with a rank lying between 601-650.
Four Indian universities have managed to acquire a rank between 651-700. These universities are the Jadavpur University located in Kolkata, O.P.Jindal University located in Sonipat, Savitribai Phule Pune University located in Pune and University of Hyderabad. Similarly, two universities have managed to get a rank between the range of 751-800. These are Jamia Milia Islamia and Manipal Academy of Higher Education located in Manipal.
A total of five Indian universities featured in the QS world ranking between the range of 801-1000. These are Aligarh Muslim University, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Anna University, Banaras Hindu University and the University of Calcutta. A total of seven universities have also featured in the list, acquiring 1000+ ranks in the list. These universities are Amity University in Noida, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Jamia Hamdard in Delhi, Panjab University in Chandigarh, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in Patiala, University of Mumbai, and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT).
Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi has also featured in the world rankings given by QS. However, the specific rank of the range hasn’t been specified. This year, universities had to combat the problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic. They had to come up with creative ways to keep the quality of education intact. This factor has also affected rankings.