QS World University rankings 2022: IISc Bangalore is top research university
BENGALURU[Maha Media]: The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, is the world's top research university as per the citations per faculty indicator, while the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, is ranked 41st in the category, according to the coveted QS World University Rankings released on Wednesday. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has got a perfect score of 100 out of 100 for the citations per faculty (CPF) metric in the analysis by London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
In the overall rankings, three Indian institutions have figured in the top 200 universities of the word list. According to the 18th edition of the rankings, the India Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, is India's top-ranked institution for the fourth consecutive year at the QS World University Rankings 2022. However, it has fallen four places to 177 from its 2021 rank of 172. IIT, Delhi, has become India's second-best university, having risen from the 193rd rank to 185 since last year. It has done so by overtaking the IISc which bagged the 186th rank, a notch below last year's rank, according to the rankings.
IIT, Madras, has risen 20 places and now ranks joint-255th, which is its highest position since 2017. IIT-Kharagpur is ranked at 280, while IIT, Guwahati, in the joint-395th rank has entered the global top-400 for the first time.
While IIT, Hyderabad, in the 591-600 rank band, enjoys its first year ever in the top 600, the Jawaharlal Nehru University has made its debut in the QS World University Rankings and is placed in the 561-570 band. Indian universities have also improved their research impact, relative to global competitors. Seventeen of India's 35 universities have seen a rise in their CPF score, against only 12 drops in CPF, according to the rankings.
However, Indian universities continue to struggle in QS's measure of institutional teaching capacity. Twenty-three of India's 35 universities have suffered declines in QS's faculty/student ratio indicator, with only six recording improvements.