QS Rankings: 8 India universities in Asia top 100, IIT Bombay 34th

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News:The Quacquarelli Symonds(QS) World University Asia Rankings 2020 has been released.

Facts:

About the QS rankings:

  • QS Asia University Ranking is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
  • The universities are assessed based on academic reputation, employer reputation, student-faculty ratio, international faculty and students, staff with PhD, papers per faculty and citations per paper among other parameters.

Key takeaways from the rankings:

  • The National University of Singapore is ranked Asia’s best for the second consecutive year. 
  • It is followed by Nanyang Technological University which has risen from 3rd to 2nd and the University of Hong Kong. 
  • India has 96 universities in the QS Asia University Ranking.But India does not yet have a university among the top 30. 
  • The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay leads at overall 34th place and is followed by IIT Delhi in the 43rd place and by IIT Madras in the 50th position. 
  • Only China is more represented than India with 118 featured universities, including four in the top 10 this year.

What did the report said on India:

  • According to QS, India has embraced rankings more than any other regional countries.It has got eight Indian universities among the top 100.
  • The Indian higher education system has also grown exponentially over the past decade.The number of universities has nearly doubled and the number of colleges has grown by 50%.
  • However,it also said that sustained investment in research funding, teaching and internationalization is paramount to enhance India’s competitive edge.