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QS world rankings: 17 Indian universities in Top 300

May 14, 2014 18:05 IST

QS world rankings: 17 Indian universities in Top 300

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The QS World Rankings Asia list includes seven Indian Institutes of Technology in the Top 100.

When President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the QS world university rankings, he expressed confidence that Indian institutions will soon find their rightful place in the international rankings for higher educational institutions.

While releasing the rankings, the President pointed out that Indian educational institutions had dominated the world for about 1,800 years from the 6th century BC to 13th century AD and had been a magnet for scholars everywhere.

According to the rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a leading networking organisation specialising in higher education, no Indian university features in the top 10 in Asia.

In 2013's annual rankings released in September, not a single Indian university had made it to the top 200. Read all about it here!

For the QS Asia rankings of the top 300 universities this year, responses from 43,000 Asian and international academics, 8,000 Asian and international employers and representation from 491 institutions were considered.

Also read: Not a SINGLE Indian university among world's top 200!

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Image: The Indian Institute of Technology is ranked 38th in the QS Asia Rankings.
Photographs: Courtesy IIT-Delhi's Facebook Page

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A delegation comprising representatives from the QS World University, Indian Centre for Assessment & Accreditation (ICAA), British Council, FICCI and KPMG were present during the presentation, which was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The President, who is visitor to 98 higher educational institutions in India, including the Central Universities, IITs, NITs, IISERs, IISc, Indian Maritime University and IARI Nalanda, told the delegation that Indian authorities would extend all possible cooperation to them in obtaining necessary information in the appropriate format from Indian higher educational institutions.

"India must regain the lost glory of the past and once again become a centre for cross fertilisation of ideas from across the world," Mukherjee said, expressing confidence that the country will sooner than later find its place in the global ranking of higher educational institutions.

Mukherjee said higher educational institutions should be transparent and all relevant information should be published on their websites.

Stating that he has been emphasising the need for Indian educational institutions to give importance to enhancing their global rankings, the President expressed happiness that these efforts were bearing fruit.

In all, 17 Indian institutions, including seven Indian Institutes of Technology have found a place in the rankings.

The IIT Delhi secures the topmost rank among Indian universities, it is at the 38th position on the list.

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Image: President Pranab Mukherjee receives the first copy of 'QS Asia Pacific University Rankings 2014' from TV Mohandas Pai (extreme right), Chairman, Indian Centre for Assessment & Accreditation in the presence of John O'Leary (second from right), member, executive board of QS World University Ranking at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Photographs: Courtesy PIB
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The National University of Singapore (NUS) topped the rankings for the first time, while the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) from Korea rose from the sixth to second place in the latest QS rankings.

The University of Hong Kong was at third place.

As far as Indian institutes are concerned, IIT Madras was ranked No 53 while the IIT Kharagpur, Roorkee and Guwahati at numbers 60, 70 and 95 respectively.

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Image: The National University of Singapore topped the QS Asia rankings of 2014
Photographs: Sengkang/Wikimedia Commons

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The top 17 institutes from India

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Compared to the last year and barring IIT Delhi -- which maintains its 38th spot, all the above institutes have slipped in the rankings.



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