In a milestone for India’s education industry, individual departments of Indian universities have made it to the top of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings list, with Delhi University achieving the highest rank out of all 20 universities that have made the cut. It is ranked 17 globally on the development studies subject table.
Nine Indian institutions are listed in the top 100 with nine disciplines. “India secures 107 places across the 36 subject tables, including the six new disciplines for 2015 – Architecture, Arts and Design, Business Studies, Dentistry, Development Studies and Veterinary Science,” the statement said.
“Of those places, 37 have moved downwards compared to 2014, 44 have maintained the same position, seven have gone up and 19 are new entries,” it added.
IT Bombay has emerged as the best technical institute in India and one among the top 100 worldwide. In fact, IIT Bombay is the most recurring Indianurther institute in the top 100 for eight subjects. There are five departments from IIT Delhi that also figure in the top 100 along with Jawaharlal Nehru University.
It may be mentioned that India has not achieved any position in The Times Higher Education 100. The ranking is an analysis of the world’s top 100 universities in the last 50 years. The first Indian University to appear in the Times list is the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore at 279. Other colleges like IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee had made it to the list in 2014 at 356, 367, 358 and 359 ranks, respectively.
“Indian universities display increased international competitiveness in the top 100 with a stronger presence across the subjects,” it said.
Switzerland, Hong Kong and Korea are fast emerging as major education hubs that may challenge the US and the UK in the near future.