QS World University Rankings 2012, Sorry state of Indian Institutes continues


The sorry state of Indian Institutes continues, according to World University Rankings announced by QS Top Universities no Indian Institute recorded ranking in the Top 200 list. Rankings of 400 Universities were announced, with no surprise the UK & US based Institutes bagged top spots. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States topped the list, UK based University of Cambridge stood second and Harvard University from United States stood third in the list.

IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai and IIT Kanpur ended up securing 212, 227 & 278 ranks respectively. Universities from Hong kong, Singapore, China, Japan and Taiwan over powered the Indian varsities in the rankings specific to Asian Universities. The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Honk Kong) stood first, National University of Singapore (Singapore) bagged second spot and University of Hong Kong stood third in QS Asian University Rankings.

The ranking methodology has 40% significance for academic reputation, 10% for employer reputation, 20% for faculty student ratio, 20% for citation per faculty, 5% for proportion of international students and the remaining 5% is for International faculty. A 40% weightage for academic reputation that says it all, none of our elite prestigious institutes such as the IITs have prominence in the world. Sorry Mr.Sibal, we stood no where in the Top 100, not even in the Top 200 Universities and please don’t blame on resource constraints such as funding and infrastructure. The tax payers have invested enough on the IITs, please pass the foreign education bill with immediate effect.

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