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Delhi University, JNU, IIT Delhi, among world’s best universities in QS ranking

The QS world universities ranking for 2023 have been released and 41 Indian institutions have achieved their place among the 1422 world institutions. This time, there are 7 new entries from India. However, apart from the usual three, no other Indian varsity secured a spot among the top 200. The QS World University Rankings 2023 was released on Thursday by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education think-tank and compilers of the world’s most-consulted university rankings portfolio.

The QS rankings for the universities are based on the following metrics:

•Academic Reputation (40%) Employer •Reputation (10%) Faculty/Student Ratio •(20%) Citations per faculty (20%) •International Faculty Ratio (5%) •International Student Ratio (5%)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the top university in the world for the 11th consecutive year. MIT followed by the University of Cambridge, Standford and Oxford. Only 27 Indian universities and institutes found a place amongst the top 1000 universities of the world. This number shows a slight uptick from the last few years there were 20 Indian varsities in the 2022 rankings, 21 in the 2021 rankings, 23 in 2020, 24 in 2019, and 20 in 2018. Last year, the Delhi University was 501-510 category, JNU was between 561-570 bracket while Jamia Millia Islamia was between 751-800 last year. Apart from other universities that have seen a decline in their rankings is the University of Hyderabad (from 651-700 to 751-800), Jadavpur University (from 651-700 to 701-750), and IIT-Bhubaneswar (from 701-750 to 801-1000). However, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, is the fastest-rising South Asian University among the coveted QS World University Rankings top 200 varsities, having gained 31 places. Besides, the four Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have also figured in the category attaining a higher rank compared to the previous edition. IIT Bombay has bagged the 172nd position while IIT Delhi has risen eleven places to bag 174th rank. The IIT Kanpur has risen thirteen places to its highest position (264) in the history of these rankings, while the IIT Roorkee rose 31 places to its highest rank ever (369). The rankings revealed that IIT Guwahati has gained eleven places, reaching its best result of all the editions of the QS World University Rankings while IIT Indore is the highest-ranking debutant in this edition, placed 396th globally.

The highest performing in this metric is Savitribai Phule Pune University (225th for FSR) and OP Jindal Global University (235th for FSR), followed by IISc Bengaluru (276th for FSR).

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education analyst is the world’s most popular comparative data about university performance.  

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