As per the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, 25 programmes offered by higher education institutions in India have been ranked among the top 100 in the world in their respective subject categories. The number of Indian universities in the top 100 subject rankings has increased from 8 to 12 this year.
QS World University Rankings by subject calculate performance based on four parameters — academic reputation, employer reputation, research impact (citations per paper) and the productivity of an institution’s research faculty.
Out of 25, 17 Indian programmes are in engineering. IIT-Madras’s Petroleum Engineering programme registered the best performance among Indian institutes — 30th in the world.
IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Lucknow and IIM-Kozhikode have almost maintained their last year positions in the Business and Management Studies category. While IIM-Calcutta, which is embroiled in a turf war between its Board and director slipped from the 101-150 band last year to 451-500 band this year.
The four new universities in the top 100 subject rankings are: IIT-Guwahati (for petroleum engineering), Jawaharlal Nehru University (anthropology), Anna University (petroleum engineering), and O P Jindal Global University (law).
Seven of IIT-Bombay’s subjects — art and design; computer science and information systems; chemical engineering; civil and structural engineering; electrical and electronic engineering; mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering and mineral and mining engineering have been ranked among the best 100 in the world.
IIT-Delhi has four programmes among the top 100 and IIT-Madras has three. IIT-Kharagpur and IISc Bangalore have recorded two programmes each. IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Bangalore are ranked 80 and 76, respectively, for business and management studies.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has also been ranked in top 100 in the natural sciences category.
Among the private IoEs, Birla Institute of Technology and Science has been ranked (151- 200 band) for Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Mathematics (451-500 band) and Business and Management Studies (451-500 band).
Jamia Hamdard and Manipal Academy of Higher Education have been ranked in 101-150 band and 151-200 band respectively for Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
The Vellore Institute of Technology has broken into the top 300 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (251-300 band).
While releasing the rankings at a virtual event, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said reforms brought in through the new National Education Policy 2020 would pave the way towards internationalisation of Indian education and also encourage the world’s top universities to open campuses in India.
Source: The Indian Express
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