Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has emerged as the fastest rising South Asian University, according to QS World University Rankings 2023. Interestingly, ranking of other prominent universities of India like the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi University (DU) and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) saw a massive drop. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), on Thursday released the 19th edition of the world's most popular university ranking.
The QS World University rankings 2023, showed IISc has climbed up 31 places to become 155th best university in the world and number 1 in India. DU, which stood in the 501-510 rank bracket and 9th nationally, is now 10th and in the 521-530 points bracket. Jamia Millia Islamia is now in the 801-1000 ranks bracket compared to last year's 751-800. Earlier, JNU was between 561-570 and this year it has slipped to 601-650 bracket.
Few Indian Universities outside Delhi also showed some decline in their rankings, University of Hyderabad (from 651-700 to 751-800), Jadavpur University (from 651-700 to 701-750) and IIT-Bhubaneswar (from 701-750 to 801-1000).
According to the QS ranking, 13 Indian Universities have improved their research impact compared to global competitors, seeing a rise in the Citations per Faculty (CpF)score. IISc is also the global leader in the Citations per Faculty indicator, which QS uses to evaluate the impact of the research produced by universities.
However the top 5 universities in the world are-
1. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
2. University of Cambridge
3. Stanford University
4. University of Oxford
5. Harvard University