20th edition of QS World University Ranking

The 20th edition of the QS World University Rankings features 1,500 institutions across 104 locations was released

QS World University Ranking

  • Quacquarelli Symonds (OS) publishes annual rankings known as the QS World University Rankings mean to assess and think about the exhibition and nature of colleges around the world.
  • A UK-based ranking agency is provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.


  • Academic Reputation
  • Employer Reputation
  • Faculty Student Ratio
  • Citations per Faculty
  • International Faculty Ratio
  • International Student Ratio
  • International Research Network
  • Employment Outcomes
  • Sustainability

QS likewise gives rankings by subject, locale, understudy city, business college, and supportability, taking care of explicit areas of interest and concentration.

Updated QS Ranking Parameters

  • According to QS Ranking, they have introduced three new indicators this year, a commitment to sustainability; an even greater emphasis on supporting graduate employability and increased international research collaboration to solve the world’s biggest challenges.
  • Changes have been made to existing boundaries like scholastic standing, workforce understudy proportion, and business notoriety.
  • The weightage for staff understudy proportion has been diminished in the modified positioning boundaries.

Key Highlights

  • For the twelfth time in a row, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) maintains its position as the highest-ranked university in the world followed by the University of Cambridge, which managed to retain its second spot.
  • The University of Oxford has replaced Stanford University and reached the third spot.
  • National University of Singapore (NUS) moved up three positions to rank 8 from Rank 11 last year to become the first Asian university to break into the top 10 club.

Indian universities ranking

  • India stands apart as the seventh most addressed country universally, with 45 colleges getting rankings in the Qs World College Positioning.
  • IT Bombay breaks into top 150 in QS world ranking (149th), 8 years after IISc first made it.
  • The College of Delhi and Anna College make their presentation in the best 500 colleges, displaying their developing acknowledgment and noticeable quality in worldwide advanced education.
  • However, as many as thirteen universities slipped in the latest global ranking.
  • IISC Bengaluru slipped down to 225 from 155. IIT Madras also witnessed a decline in its position by 35 points.
  • Indian Universities show a strong presence in the citations per faculty indicators. It was hit most by the introduction of new indicator, which is international student ratio.
  • India is way behind than countries like Malaysia, Indonesia Thailand and Vietnam on this indicator.

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