Written By: Sweta Roy | New Delhi
The very reputed Jawaharlal Nehru University got featured for the very first time in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University. It is among the top 600 QS World University for its new undergraduate engineering program which makes it eligible for the rating. It stands at the 561-570 ranking band.
After the inclusion of JNU, we have now 22 Indian Institution in the top 1000 list with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) in Guwahati, Kanpur, kharagpur and Madras in the ranking.
2022 global rank: Name of the University
177 = Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
185 = Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
186 = Indian Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
255 = Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
277= Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
280 = Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
395 = Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
400 = Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
501 - 510 (ranking band) = University of Delhi
561 - 570 (ranking band) = Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. IISc also became a part of World's top research university for their faculty size.
Despite of all these great news, a few institutions are still concerned that these rankings do not accurately reflect the quality of education in India, as they are highly dependent on factors perceived internationally rather than objective methodology. There are a few questions put up domestically as well, for instance an IIT director questioned about the ranking system of the agency and also alleged that the system is driven by commercial concerns, charging institution a fee to help to improve perception which is a clear conflict of interest.
On the other hand, QS spokesperson Simone Bizzozero cleared that the commercial service is functionally independent from the ranking operation.