Quacquarelli Symonds released the 20th edition of World University Ranking 2024.

The key finding of the rankings

  • The 20th edition of the QS World University Rankings features 1,500 institutions across 104 locations
  • This edition introduces three new metrics: Sustainability, Employment Outcomes and International Research Network. 
  • As many as 69 Indian universities have made it to the latest ‘QS World University Rankings’ with 424 entries across 55 subjects, a 19.4 per cent jump from the previous year’s 355.
  • India became the second most represented country in Asia after China whose 101 institutions were on the list.

The QS World University Rankings assesses universities using six performance indicators, which each carry a different weighting when calculating overall scores.

  • Academic reputation (40%) 
  • Employer reputation (10%) 
  • Student-to-faculty ratio (20%)
  • Research citations per faculty member (20%) 
  • Proportion of international faculty (5%)  
  • proportion of international students (5%) 
  • Out of the total Indian entries this year, a whopping 72 per cent were either new to the list, showed improvement, or maintained their positions. A mere 18 per cent experienced a decline.

Indian Universities rankings

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was ranked 20th in the subject of Development Studies, in the QS World University Ranking.
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad grabbed the next best rank of 22nd in the subject of Business & Management Studies.
  • JNU was also the country’s top-ranked university in the subjects of Geography, History, Modern Languages, Politics & International Relations, Anthropology, English Language & Literature and Linguistics.
  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore stood the first spot in India, under the Accounting & Finance subject.

Challenges Faced by Indian Education

  • One of the biggest challenges faced by India is education — providing high-quality tertiary education in the face of exploding demand.
  • Need to access to higher education, universities’ digital readiness and global competitiveness.

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