QS World University Rankings, 2021 released 

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  • June 13, 2020
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QS World University Rankings, 2021 released 

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – Education 

In News:

  • The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021 were released recently. 

Key takeaways 

  • The top 10 universities of the world comprised mainly the top-notch Ivy League colleges from the US, the UK and even one from Switzerland.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of the United States secured Rank 1. 
  • Status of Indian universities:
    • No Indian institute secured a position among the top 100 universities of the world.
    • Like last year’s QS rankings, IIT Bombay, IISc Bengaluru, and IIT Delhi featured in the top 200 list. 
    • All three saw a drop in their ranks this year. 
    • IIT Bombay dropped 20 spots — from 152 to 172, IISC Bengaluru dropped one spot from 184 to 185, and IIT Delhi dropped 11 spots from 182 to 193.
    • The total number of Indian institutions in the top 1,000 global list has also fallen from 24 to 21.

Important value additions 

QS World University Rankings 

  • It is published annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company specialising in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world.
  • It measures the world’s top 1,000 universities on 6 factors:
    • Academic reputation (40%)
    • Employer reputation (10%)
    • Faculty/Student Ratio (20%)
    • Citations per faculty (20%)
    • International Faculty Ratio (5%)
    • International student ratio (5%)

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