IITs in world’s top 100 universities on technical subjects
06 Apr 2011

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) India’s premier technical institutes have made it to the world’s top 100 universities as per the recently-released subject-wise rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In the engineering and technology rankings, IIT Bombay has bagged the 47th spot while IIT Delhi is at 52nd position. IIT Kanpur follows at 63rd and IIT Madras at 68th.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings have been broadly classified into arts and humanities, engineering and technology, social sciences and management, natural sciences, and life sciences and medicine.

The arts and humanities rankings have Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Delhi listed at 121 and 181, respectively. The University of Mumbai, the University of Calcutta and the University of Pune have also figured in the list.

Talking about the need for subject based rankings, Ben Sowter, head of research, said, “Students around the world are interested not only in identifying the universities that match their aspirations but also in a comparative tool at the disciplinary level. There is a clear demand for ways to compare the effectiveness of higher education institutions in narrower subject disciplines. After all, the majority of prospective international students know what they want to study before asking themselves where they want to study.”

The rankings by QS, a leading networking organisation in higher education, are based on employer reputation, academic reputation and research quality.

[Source: Hindustan Times]


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manoj kamra
07 Apr 2011

Sir, in india, having most poor standard of engineering education at present i.e. no categorization of attempters (as in medical education where attempters are put in second priority).
Ironically , these IITs' have ,at present, majority of PhD students with numerous attempts in B.E. and got admission in QIP of faculty. So any paid ranking agency can rank it within 100 but actually it is beyond 100.

On the contrary, PGI-chandigarh does not permit even a single extra attempter of MBBS in PrePG exam (forget about pursuing PG/DM courses there). In all over india, in medical education, attempt certificate with MBBS degree is mandatory everywhere i.e. in PrePG/PreDM/Medical officer/resident doctor.

Even for simple non-techniclal faculty , throughout good academic record is must (i.e.without any extra attempt , third division in any class).

MERA BHARAT MAHAAN--it permits failures to pursue PhD/PG to severe attempters (having numerous extra attempts in B.E.). The result has been MORE THAN HALF OF ENGINEERS OF INDIA ARE ATTEMPTERS.

So it would be clear to you why IITs' stand beyond 100 ranking at present.

India Education Review
07 Apr 2011

The news covered has links to the web page of the ranking agency "Quacquarelli Symonds". Kindly check this link, it lists IIT Bombay at 47th spot only.


R.K. Singh
07 Apr 2011

Let's not delude ourselves with these rankings. There is much to be desired to improve quality of teaching and learning in all these high ranking institutions.
--Professor R K Singh

manoj kamra
07 Apr 2011

This news have contradiction to following url of the same raning agency..

In this url,the same agency have placed IIT mumbai to be at 187.

06 Apr 2011

When you know that you are inherently inferior, you clutch at anything, however intangible, to try to feel good about urself!