QS World University Rankings

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Overview:

Sixty-nine Indian universities made it to the rankings with 424 entries in the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

About QS World University Rankings

  • Published annually by global higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds, the QS list ranks the world’s top 1,000 universities.
  • For 2024, universities were evaluated in 55 specific subjects and five broader subject areas.
  • Highlights of the 2024 Rankings:
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been ranked as the No. 1university in the world by QS World University Rankings for 12 straight years.
    • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) is the top ranked Indian institution, being ranked at 149.
    • A total of 69 Indian universitieswith424 entries have made it to the QS World University Rankings by subject, marking a 19.4% rise from the previous year's 355 entries achieved by 66 universities.
    • India is the second most represented country in Asiafor the number of ranked universities (69), after mainland China with 101.
    • India holds the fourth position in the total number of ranked entries (454), after China (1,041), Japan (510) and South Korea (499). 
    • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) leads among Indian institutions, securing the 20th position globally for development studies.
    • In total, 12 Indian Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) feature in the top 100, and 69 HEIs from India are ranked in 44 out of 55 subjects.
    • India has shown significant progress, with a 20 percent improvement in the Citations per Paper indicator, reflecting a strong research capability.
    • In terms of volume, India is now the world's fourth-largest producer of research, generating 1.3 million academic papers in this period, trailing only behind China, the United States and the United Kingdom.
    • However, the country faces challenges in securing citations in premier global journals, with only 15% of its researchcited in these publications between 2017 and 2021.

Q1: Where is Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)?

MIT is a privately controlled coeducational institution of higher learning famous for its scientific and technological training and research. It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: JNU India’s highest ranked university, 69 in top 500: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024