QS World University Rankings 2021

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QS World University Rankings 2021

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International Relations; Education 

In news

  • QS World University Rankings were announced recently. 
  • As many as 25 courses by Indian universities have figured in the top 100 globally,

Key takeaways 

  • Three IITs have entered the top 100 engineering institutes. 
  • Engineering and technology category: IIT-Bombay – 49th position; IIT Delhi (54) and IIT Madras (94). 
  • MIT, USA has retained its top position.
  • Natural Sciences: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore – 92nd; IIT Bombay (114), IIT Madras (187), and IIT Delhi (210).
  • Petroleum engineering programme: IIT-Madras – 30th;
  • Mineral and mining engineering: IIT-Bombay – 41st; IIT-Kharagpur – 44th 
  • Life sciences and medicine:  AIIMS – 248th.
  • Arts and humanities: JNU – 159th, Delhi University- 252nd
  • social sciences and management category: Delhi University – 208th 

Do you know? 

  • QS Rankings by subject calculate performance based on four parameters — academic reputation, employer reputation, research impact and the productivity of an institution’s research faculty.
  • These rankings offer independent data on the performance of 253 programmes at 52 Indian higher education institutions, across 51 academic disciplines.

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