IISc ranked world's top research university

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New Delhi : The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, has been ranked on number one position among the world’s top research universities as per the citations per faculty indicator, while the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Delhi continued to stay as the best colleges in India, ranking among the top 200 universities in the coveted QS World University Rankings released on Wednesday. IIT Guwahati also featured on the world list on 41st position.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) secured a perfect score of 100 out of 100 for the citations per faculty (CPF) metric in the analysis by London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). However, it has fallen four places to 177 from its 2021 rank of 172.

IIT Delhi has become India’s second-best university with a rank improvement to 185 this year from earlier 193. IIT Delhi overtook the IISc which has been placed on the 186th rank, a notch below last year’s rank, according to the rankings.

IIT Madras has gained 20 places and now ranks joint-255th, which is its highest position since 2017. IIT-Kharagpur is ranked at 280, while IIT Guwahati, at joint-395th rank, has entered the global top-400 for the first time.

Meanwhile, IIT Hyderabad, in the 591-600 rank band, enjoyed its first year ever in the top 600 and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) made its debut in the QS World University Rankings, placed in the 561-570 band.

How these ranks are decided for the Universities?

For the QS World University Rankings, institutions and universities were judged on six indicators — academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty/student ratio, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.

Of 13,000 institutions, 6,415 were eligible for the survey analysis and 1,705 were assessed for the final table. The results accounted for the distribution and performance of 14.7 million academic papers published between 2015 and 2019, and the 96 million citations received by those papers.

They also accounted for the expert opinions of over 1,30,000 academic faculty and over 75,000 employers.

List of Top Indian institutions according to QS World University Rankings:

IIT Bombay (177)

IIT Delhi (185)

IISc Bangalore (186)

IIT Madras (255)

IIT Kanpur (277)

IIT Kharagpur (280)

IIT Guwahati (395)