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India overtakes China with 148 universities in the list


New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay has retained its top position in India in the QS World University Rankings-Asia as India has overtaken China in the number of ranked universities. According to the rankings announced on Wednesday, India is now the “most represented higher education system” with 148 distinguished universities, 37 more than last year. It is followed by Mainland China at 133rd position and Japan at 96th position. Myanmar, Cambodia and Nepal have included in the ranking for the first time.

Like last year, IISc Bangalore, Delhi University and five Indian Institutes of Technology – Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Kharagpur, Kanpur – have secured a place among the top 100 institutes in Asia.

“The increasing visibility of Indian universities in the QS rankings reflects the dynamic expansion of India’s higher education landscape. While the significant growth in the number of Indian institutions and their research contribution marks a remarkable evolution in the educational profile of the region, it also illuminates the path “India will further elevate its position in the global academic community,” said Ben Souter, Senior Vice President, QS.

While India is below the regional average in academic reputation and employer reputation, it has achieved the second best regional result in the paper per faculty metric among higher education systems with more than 10 universities ranking.

“India has achieved its best ever average score for the staff with PhD indicator, indicating strong research output and a highly qualified faculty body. This performance is an important opportunity for Indian institutions to further enhance their global standing due to their academic rigour. and reflects the ability to leverage research capabilities.” QS statement said.

“India’s performance in the International Research Network indicator, with a score of 15.4, is slightly below the regional average of 18.8. This is indicative of a broader pattern evident across all internationalization indicators, where India appears to be attempting to balance two ambitious goals. It: Meets the educational needs of its large domestic student population and enhances its appeal to international students. Achieving proficiency in both areas simultaneously presents a significant challenge, especially at a pace that matches global trends .

According to QS, India’s outbound student mobility is a significant milestone, surpassing China for the first time in 15 years with a significant increase in students pursuing education in the US, while concurrently, the country is increasing its entry for international students. Working to increase appeal.



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