Indian higher education institutes have doubled their presence in the 2019 edition of the QS Asia Rankings, but none made it to the top 20.
In an official press statement released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) on Wednesday, India has the third largest number of universities and institutes (75), after China (112) and Japan (89), in the Asia Rankings. Out of 75 institutes, there are 40 new Indian institutions in the ranking.
Bettering its position by 1 place from last year, IIT-Bombay is ranked 33 and is the top Indian Institute in QS Asia Ranking 2019. The other institutes from India in the ranking are IIT-Delhi at 40th position, IIT-Madras at 48th position, Indian Institute of Science at 50, IIT-Kharagpur at 53 and IIT-Kanpur at 61. Delhi University and IIT-Roorkee are also among the Indian institutions in the top 100 list.
“With forty new universities ranked and fourteen moving up the table, India is making good progresses in this analysis…. Since India has to cater principally for its rapidly growing student population, it has domestic priorities which results in it lagging behind in the international faculty and students’ indicators. Its leading institutions are well-liked by employers and respected by academics internationally: nine Indian universities place among the top-100 for these two indicators,” Ben Sowter, research director at QS, said.
National University of Singapore has been assessed as Asia’s best university, followed by University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua University and Peking University, in that order.