QS World University Ranking

QS World University Ranking

Context: The 2024 QS World University Rankings have been released, showcasing the top universities globally based on academic reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, employer reputation, and international diversity. This ranking is essential for prospective students and researchers seeking insights into the global higher education landscape.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a London-based global higher education analyst that publishes the annual QS World University Rankings. These rankings compare universities across four main areas: Research, Teaching, Employability, and International Outlook.

The 2024 QS World University Rankings assess over 1,500 universities in 95 countries and territories, covering 56 academic disciplines across five broad faculty areas: Arts and Humanities, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.

QS World University Rankings by Subject - India Highlights
1. Total Indian Universities Featured: 69
2. Total Entries: 424 (19.4% increase from previous years 355)

Top Indian Universities and Global Rankings by Subject

Regional Comparison in Asia

- India ranks second in universities featured (69), behind China (101), and fourth in ranked subject entries after China, Japan, and South Korea.

Most Represented Indian Universities
- Delhi University (DU): 30 entries
- IIT Bombay: 28 entries
- IIT Kharagpur: 27 entries

Research Perspective

 - India is the fourth-largest producer of research papers globally, generating 1.3 million academic papers in 2023- 24.

 - 16% growth in the international research network indicator, measuring volume and diversity of research partnerships. 

- 5% decrease in the research productivity versus impact index.

 **Overall Observation** 

- Indias research output surged by 54% from 2017 to 2022, exceeding the global average. 

- India ranks ninth globally for research impact (citation count) for the 2017-2022 period.

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