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QS World University Rankings 2021

The ‘QS World University Rankings’ is an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings.

QS World University Rankings 2021

Source | The Hindu

11th June 2020 Current Affairs


GS PAPER II: International Organizations; forums and Rankings



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Key Takeaways

  • The ‘QS World University Rankings’ is an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings.
  • Indian institutes in Top 200: IIT Bombay (172), IISc Bengaluru (185) and IIT Delhi (193).
  • Total number of Indian institutions in the top 1,000 global list has fallen from 24 to 21.

Context: The most recent QS World University Rankings i.e., the QS World University Ranking 2021 was released indicates that many top Indian Institutions has showed a decline in the rankings.


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What is Important in QS World University Rankings from UPSC Point of View?

  • What is QS World University Rankings? : The ‘QS World University Rankings’ is an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings.
  • Who releases this QS World University Ranking? : The Ranking is released by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) which is a leading global career and education network for ambitious professionals looking to further their personal and professional development.
  • What are the parameters considered in the Ranking? : There are a total of six parameters and their weightage for the evaluation are as follows:
    • 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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  • What are the important findings of the Rankings? : The key findings of the ranking from exam point of view are:
    • Indian institutes in Top 200: IIT Bombay (172), IISc Bengaluru (185) and IIT Delhi (193).
    • Total number of Indian institutions in the top 1,000 global list has fallen from 24 to 21.
    • Private universities: BITS Pilani and the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) have dropped out of the top 1,000 list, but OP Jindal Global University has climbed to the 650-700 band in the rankings.
    • Indian institutions get zero scores on the ratio of international faculty and students.
    • India also scores poorly on faculty-student ratio.
  • Which Schemes of Governement of India are related to it?
    • Insititite of Eminence Scheme: It is a government’s scheme to provide the regulatory architecture for setting up or upgrading of 20 Institutions (10 from public sector and 10 from the private sector) as world-class teaching and research institutions called ‘Institutions of Eminence’.
    • Grant: The public institutions under IoE tag will receive a government grant of Rs 1,000 crore, while the private institutions will not get any funding under the scheme.

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