Soon Indian Institutes Will be in Top 100 Rankings: QS Rankings India Head

Soon Indian Institutes Will be in Top 100 Rankings: QS Rankings India Head

Indian higher education institutions are sure to enter the best 100 in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in several years, India head of the ranking office Ashwin Fernandes has said. 

None of India’s best educational institutions, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), have till now highlighted in the best 100 in the prestigious London-based university rankings, which is acknowledged the world over. 

In any case, with the Narendra Modi government’s expanded spotlight on rankings — by method for making Institutes of Eminence (IoEs), for example — the office is cheerful that Indian institutes will ascend the stepping stool. 

Speaking to ThePrint, Fernandes, regional director (MENA and South Asia), QS, stated, “When I started engaging with Indian education institutions eight years back, we did not even have them in the top 500.

“Today we have two (three) institutions in the top 200, there is an appetite to do better and it’s just a matter of a couple of years that our top institutions will make it to the 100s.”

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In the QS worldwide rankings 2020, three Indian institutes — IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and IISc-Bangalore — discovered spot among the main 200. 

He told ThePrint,

“We can see that the institutions are inching towards the top 100. There is definitely a lot of scope for improvement in areas like employer reputation, faculty-student ratio and internationalisation but the institutions are working towards it,”.

Ten-Point Agenda 

Fernandes was talking at an occasion in the national funding to discharge a ten-point plan for institutions to guarantee they include in the world university rankings. 

The plan has been set up by Professor C. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of OP Jindal University, a private organization in Haryana’s Sonepat that has been named an IoE by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. 

It incorporates consolidation of institutional and corporate charity for higher education, increases academic opportunity and institutional independence, multi-disciplinary learning, a straightforward confirmation process with no administration share, and internationalization. 

Kumar has likewise proposed enlisting of extraordinary personnel, constructing a culture of research and productions, and advancing decent variety and dynamic cooperation everything being equal.

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