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Indian universities ranked ‘Very High’: QS Subject Rankings 2018

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NEW DELHI, MARCH 1: The research output of Indian universities has been ranked as ‘Very High’ in the recently released Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings by Subject 2018. The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi ranks as the top institution in Engineering and Technology in India with an overall score of 81.6; IIT Bombay and IIT Madras follow close behind.

The research output of Indian universities featured in the rankings has been ranked as ‘Very High’, based on the amount of research paper output relative to the University’s size.

The University of Delhi is the only Indian university to feature in Life Sciences and Medicine section in India. Though, there are seven universities in the biological sciences with Indian Institute of Science at 201 – 250 rank. In Medicine, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and University of Delhi feature at 401 – 450. These were the only two in this section in 2017 rankings with University of Delhi (401 – 450) ahead of Manipal Academy of Higher Education(451 – 500).

As many as 11 Indian universities feature in the QS Subject ranking 2018 in the Natural Science section with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore at 136 rank. The other noteworthy institutions ranked in Natural sciences are IITB, IITM, DU, IIT-KGP, IITK, IITD, TIFR, IITR, IITG and BHU.

In Social Sciences and management, IIT Bombay features at 227 rank, a more than 100 rank improvement over last years 342. IIT Delhi, as well as the University of Delhi, have also improved their ranks as compared to last year and now feature at 232 and 244 respectively.

In Arts and Humanities, Jawaharlal Nehru University, the University currently trending for a variety of reasons, features at 228 rank, it was ranked at 247 in 2017 subject rankings.

Engg and Technology

 

 

2018

2017

University

Overall score

64

71

IIT Delhi

81.6

68

78

IIT Bombay

81.3

95

110

IIT Madras

78.4

108

150

IIT Kharagpur

77.7

115

107

IISc Bangalore

76.7

Arts & Humanities

2018

2017

University

Overall Score

228

247

Jawaharlal Nehru University

65.1

252

210

University of Delhi

64.1

351

401 – 450

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

59.8

401 – 450

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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

--

451 – 500

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Jadavpur University

--

Social Sciences and Management

2018

2017

                         University

Overall score

227

342

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

65.5

232

299

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

65.2

244

295

University of Delhi

64.2

340

401 – 450

IIM - Ahmedabad

60.2

351

391

Jawaharlal Nehru University

59.7

QS has added two new subjects this year, classics & ancient history, and library & information management and now cover 48 disciplines. US universities have dominated the major subject groups followed by the British universities.

The subject rankings are done on four basic parameters. The first two parameters, academic reputation and employer reputation, are used to measure subject-wise international reputation of the institution. The third and the fourth parameters, Research citations per paper and H-index, measure the research impact in the subject.

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