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QS World University Rankings Asia 2024


Recently, the global higher education think-tank Quacquarelli Symonds has released the QS Asia University Rankings: Asia 2024, including 148 universities from India in the comprehensive list of 856 universities across Asia.


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Dimensions of the Article:

  1. QS World University Rankings
  2. Key Highlights of the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024

QS World University Rankings:

  • The QS World University Rankings are annual rankings released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
  • These rankings aim to evaluate and compare the performance and quality of universities worldwide.
  • The methodology used by QS takes into account various indicators, including academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, employer reputation, sustainability, employment outcomes, international research network, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.
  • In addition to the overall rankings, QS also provides rankings by subject, region, student city, business school, and sustainability, catering to specific areas of interest and focus.

Key Highlights of the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024

Top Ranking Universities:
  • Peking University (China) secured the top position.
  • University of Hong Kong (Hongkong) and National University of Singapore (NUS) (Singapore) followed closely.
Indian Universities’ Performance:
  • IIT Bombay maintains its top position in India, ranking 40th in Asia.
  • Seven Indian institutions are in the top 100 in Asia, including five IITs, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and Delhi University.
  • Growing visibility of Indian universities in international rankings indicates the expansion of India’s higher education landscape and its global research contributions.
India Surpasses China:
  • India has surpassed China in the number of universities featured, with 37 new entries compared to China’s seven.
India’s Strengths and Challenges:
  • Strong performance in research output and a faculty with significant PhD qualifications.
  • Challenges include lagging behind in academic and employer reputation compared to the regional average.
  • India’s research output has seen a remarkable 60% increase from 2018 to 2022, surpassing the global average.
  • While India is narrowing the gap with China in research output, there is still progress needed in reputation metrics.

-Source: Indian Express

December 2023