IITs Shine in QS World University Ranking, IIT-D at 37th Rank
IITs are slowly achieving prominence in the world stage which is reflected in the latest world university rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), as stated in Kounteya Sinha of TNN.
The best ranked Indian entry across all different categories is the IIT Delhi’s electrical engineering department, which is placed at the 37th slot worldwide.
IIT Bombay’s civil engineering department is positioned at 39th position, which is followed by IIT Delhi’s mechanical and aeronautical engineering department that has garnered 43rd rank. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is slotted at 50th place in material science.
IITs have saved the day for Indian universities, which have recorded a tremendous decline in the rankings released by QS. None of the other Indian universities or departments is showcased on any list of top two hundred universities all together in 12 of 30 areas covered in the rankings.
Indian universities also unable to make the list of best 200 in fields like medicine, economics, law and education, while engineering has saved the grace as expected.
IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras have made it to the top 50 in at least one of the 4 areas of engineering, namely, electrical, civil and chemical.
Delhi University and JNU have broke into the top 100 in the world for English Literature, while Jadavpur University and University of Kolkata have made it to top 150-200 in this same discipline. And IIT Bombay’s linguistic division is the only Indian entry in its category among the top 200.
According to Ben Sowter, QS’s Head of Research, the ratings reflects the progress made by the IITs in recent past in its sector, but the country is way behind the global standards in many other areas of academic spectrum.