IIT Bombay now stands at the rank of 40 in the 15th QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) annual list of Asia’s best universities.
While it increased its rank by two positions, IIT-Delhi stands at 46, down a rank from last year’s 45 and IISc has also increased its position from 56 to 52 now.
Breaking all records, Peking University claimed Asia’s top rank challenging even the first position of the National University of Singapore which was winning the spot for four years.
Besides, China’s other university, Tsinghua University stood at the third position after being labeled at the fifth spot in the last year’s rankings.
India features Asia’s second most represented location just below China but above Japan’s representation of Universities.
In India, IIT-Bombay claimed the national championship in both the QS reputational indicators. Moreover, it is also among Asia’s top 20 for employer reputation.
24 Indian Universities rank among the region’s top 50 for the staff with a Doctorate research indicator and the IIT- Kharagpur is the national leader and Asia’s third highest ranked in this regard.
Alongside, IISc, Anna University, and Bharathiar University, are among Asia’s five most prolific research institutions, producing the region’s second-highest amount of research behind the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
According to the statistics, 19% of India’s institutions improved, 66% declined and 14% remained stable in their ranking.
We also find three universities being ranked for the first time and one Indian University among the region’s top 10 while all the others rank below the top 90.
QS vice president Ben Sowter noted that 15 of the top 25 universities in the paper per faculty indicator, QS’s measure of research productivity, are Indian. This remarkable achievement is not yet seen in the citations per paper indicator, which is used to measure the impact of the research produced.
The goal for India now is to enhance the quality impact and influence of its research output and support its regional and global competitiveness as spelled out in the National Education Policy 2020.
We also find record-breaking Asia’s largest rankings ever, featuring over 760 universities based on the United Nations M49 Standard which also saw the addition of 5 Central Asian countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran.
From the performance of India, it seems like national Universities have improved their research capabilities. Additionally, Chandigarh University was Asia’s most improved University and Anna University is Asia’s third most improved University in terms of the international research network. The former climbed 68 positions to 185th place and the latter improved from 47 places year to year.
This data can be used for understanding the context, scope, and development of Asian Universities in the world.