India's top universities drop in QS world rankings, IIT Bombay remains India's best
As per the report by British ranking and education consulting agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), only three Indian universities feature in the top 200 universities of the world.
Like last year, there are three Indian universities in the top 200 of the QS World University Ranking 2021, but all of them have slipped from their last year ranks.
As per the report by British ranking and education consulting agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay was ranked the best from India at 172, followed by Indian Institutes of Science (IISc) in Bangalore (185) and IIT Delhi at 193rd position.
The rankings are based on six indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty/student ratio, international faculty ratio and international student ratio, compilers of the rankings said.
IIT Bombay has dropped 20 positions from last year's world university ranking, IISc dropped by one position, and IIT-D’s rank has slipped to 193rd from the previous rank of 182.
A total of 21 Indian higher education institutions are in the top 1000.
IISc has been ranked second in the world with a score of 100/100 on the ‘citations per faculty’ indicator. Which denotes how many times a research paper produced by a university gets cited by other researchers globally.
Other IITs in the top 500 are: Madras (275), Kharagpur (314), Kanpur (350), Roorkee (383) and Guwahati (470).
Speaking about the drop in ranking for Indian universities, Ben Sowter the Director of Research at QS said, "to regain lost ground, Indian higher education must find ways of increasing teaching capacity, and of attracting more talented students and faculty across the world to study in India."
According to the QS Wolrd University Rankings 2021, Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ranked as the world’s best university, followed by Stanford University (2nd) and Harvard University (3rd).