For the second consecutive year, the IITs feature in the Top 50 league table of the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Asia University Rankings released on November 25. This year, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay ranked top (37) among Indian institutions followed by IIT Delhi (47) and IIT Madras (50).
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru (56), IIT Kharagpur (58), the University of Delhi (71), IIT Kanpur (72) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (81) were named among the top 100 Asian institutions of learning.
Other Indian institutions on the list include IIT Roorkee (103), IIT Guwahati (II7), University of Hyderabad (142), Jadavpur University (147) and University of Calcutta (154) and the Institute of Chemical and Technology, Mumbai (155).
The National University of Singapore (NUS) retained the top spot followed by Tsinghua University in China. Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, bagged the third place. The University of Hong Kong was ranked fourth, followed by Zhejiang University in China.
The London headquartered ranking agency said the results were based on performance metrics before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 2020 list features 634 institutions as compared to 550 last year and the major countries represented include Mainland China (124 universities), India (106 universities) Japan (98 universities), and South Korea (85 universities), accounting between themselves for more than 65 percent of all ranked universities, the agency said.
There are 93 new entrants this year, mostly from Japan, India, South Korea and Pakistan. Six of them secured ranks in the top 250.
The rankings are compiled using 11 parameters, each weighted according to their importance in the index. The parameters include academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, international research network, citations per paper and papers per faculty.
Source: Hindustan TimesNational, News