Two Indian Institutes Ranked Amongst World’s Top 200
For the very first time two Indian institutes have been ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities. Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi are amongst the top 200 universities in QS World University Rankings 2015.
IISC, Bengaluru has secured 147th rank, while IIT-Delhi secured 179th rank in QS World University Ranking.
President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated the Directors of both the universities and said, “I am delighted that IISc, Bangalore and IIT, Delhi have been ranked at 147 and 179 respectively in the QS World University Rankings of 2015-16. Please accept my heartiest congratulations on this remarkable achievement”.
As per the QS World University Rankings 2015, 14 Indian institutes are in the list but half of them are among the global 400. University of Delhi and University of Mumbai have lost the ground.
In QS World University Ranking, a total of 83 countries are represented this year. The largest segment claimed by the US (154), UK (71), Germany (43) and France (41). Japan has 38 entries, Australia 33, China 30, Canada and Italy 26 apiece, Brazil 22 and Russia 21.
QS head of research ‘Ben Sowter’ said,” India has two institutions in the top 200 this year, which has occurred as a result of QS evolving its methodology to be more even-handed across subject areas and it has revealed strength in research in engineering, technology and the natural sciences. If you want to compare India and China, the primary shortfalls are money and consistent policy leadership."
The overall results along with the QS World University Rankings by Faculty, highlight the world’s top universities in five separate faculty areas like arts and humanities, natural sciences, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, and social sciences and management.