Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicQS Rankings

Topic: QS Rankings

IISc Bangalore’s entry in QS World Rankings isn’t a surprise. It was just a matter of time

It speaks of IISc Bangalore's global repute and eminent scholars that it was ranked above famed global institutes like Princeton and Harvard universities in terms of research.

Why Modi govt is planning to take its university ranking system NIRF global

The rankings issued by international agencies like QS accord a heavy weightage to ‘perception’, a factor that has fallen foul of the Modi govt. 

IITs and IISc fall in QS rankings for 2021, week after similar THE performance

IIT Delhi and Bombay and IISc Bangalore — all three are Institutes of Eminence in India — slip in the QS Rankings while maintaining top-200 positions.

Coronavirus has forced 51% non-STEM Indian students to drop plan to study abroad: QS report

The QS report says the Covid-19 pandemic has overall affected the decision of 48.46% Indian students who aspired to study abroad.

Forget top 100 list, India doesn’t even have a mechanism to identify research universities

Indian research universities lack voice to represent their views. Carnegie Classification in the US will be a good starting point for India to learn from.

Indian institutions such as IITs, IISc will soon make it to top 100: QS Rankings India head

In the QS global rankings 2020, three Indian institutes — IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and IISc-Bangalore — found place among the top 200.

Modi govt rankings better than London-based QS & Times lists, IIT-Delhi study finds

QS and Times Higher Education are prominent education surveys where Indian institutes such as the top IITs and IISc have failed to make a mark. 

IIT-Bombay graduates are India’s most prized employees, IIT-Delhi’s come second

IIT-Bombay, whose graduates also topped last year’s rankings among Indian institutes, has improved its position in QS World Employability Rankings 2020.

IIT-Bombay tops first QS India University Rankings, IISc Bengaluru second

QS has launched its first India-specific rankings, in which 7 of the top 10 are IITs. Universities of Hyderabad & Delhi also feature in the 10.

IIT-Bombay jumps into top 10 of BRICS university rankings, IISC Bangalore falls four spots

QS rankings gives greater weight to universities with focus on hard-sciences, Chinese universities emerge on top again.

On Camera

YourTurn

UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow, January 2022 | PTI

TV news is 90% politicians, 5% experts, 5% anchors. UP coverage is finally changing that

‘First to report’ — TV channels love self-praise. But when it comes to UP elections, they are doing something actually praise-worthy.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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