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Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings

Why is it in the news?

  • Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the London-based higher education analytics firm has announced its rankings.

More about the news

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is India’s top-ranked university in the QS World University Rankings.
  • IIM-Ahmedabad is among the top 25 globally for business and management studies.
  • IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Calcutta are among the top 50 globally for management studies.
  • Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences in Chennai is ranked 24th globally for dentistry studies.
  • India has shown significant progress in research capability, with a 20% improvement in Citations per Paper and a 16% growth in the International Research Network. However, there was a 5% decrease in the H Index, which measures research productivity and impact.
  • India is one of the world’s most rapidly expanding research centres, with a 54% increase in research output from 2017 to 2022.
  • India is the fourth-largest producer of research globally, trailing behind China, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
  • In the broader Asian regional context, India ranks second in the number of universities featured (69) after mainland China.
  • India ranks fourth in the total number of ranked entries (454) after China, Japan, and South Korea.
  • India ranks fifth regionally for the number of top 200 entries and sixth for the number of top 100 entries.


  • India faces challenges in enhancing research standards, increasing research impact, and securing citations in premier global journals.
  • Only 15% of India’s research was cited in top-tier journals between 2017 and 2021.

QS World University Rankings

路聽 聽 QS World University Rankings are released annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

路聽 聽 聽 The rankings evaluate the performance and quality of universities worldwide.

路聽 聽 聽The methodology considers indicators such as academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, employer reputation, sustainability, employment outcomes, international research network, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.

路聽 聽They provide rankings by subject, region, student city, business school, and sustainability.

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