Proud moment for India: IIT, DU, JNU, and IISc on the recent (QS) World University Ranking list

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What could be a more satisfying and proud moment for India to be on 21st position globally, with 20 other national systems having more top-200 departments? 

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Indian Universities has improved their performance within the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (WUR) by Subject 2019 with 22 more departments being hierarchic among top-200 over the previous year. IITs, DU, JNU, and IISc hold a smart position on the recent Quacquarelli Symond (QS) World University Ranking list. Delhi University (DU), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur have created it to the list of the QS Rankings. 

IIT Delhi and Bombay came within the bracket of 51-100 under civil and structural engineering. IIT Kharagpur and Madras are placed within the 100-150 brackets for a similar subject. Under the chemical engineering subject, IISc Bangalore and IIT Bombay are in the 50-100 brackets. IIT Delhi, Kharagpur, and Kanpur have ranked under the 100-150 also for chemical engineering. 

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Delhi University controls the 37th position under the development Studies subject and JNU was placed below the bracket of 51-100 for History and sociology. QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symond an academic ranking agency that released this year’s ranking on Wednesday. On the Indian Universities making it to the QS ranking, Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar tweeted, “Our efforts to enhance the quality of education in higher education establishments are bearing fruit as twenty Indian establishments figure in the global top one hundred institutions in the subject wise classes as per the QS.  

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Further, subject-wise, arithmetic saw 10 Indian universities being ranked with six of them rising their position, whereas computing systems which include 17 Indian universities obtaining ranked with 9 improving their position. According to QS, the strengths of Indian universities stayed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects with India’s eight IITs and IISc being ranked 104 times, witnessing thirty-three enhancements in positions. The rankings are revealed after an intensive summary of international higher education performance, with over 1200 universities from seventy-eight locations ranked in forty-eight subject tables and 5 broad disciplinary tables by QS. 

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Here are some impressive data that as an India we should be proud of: 

  • 89 departments at IISc, IITs, IIMs and DU, among others, being graded among the world top-200 list 
  • India is currently at twenty-first position globally, with twenty different national systems having additional top-200 departments 
  • Of the entire 197 departments at the Indian varsities, fifty-nine improved their position, with only sixteen facing a drop. The 3 top-50 subjects from India were achieved by the University of Delhi at thirty-seventh position for development studies.   

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