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The rankings issued by international agencies like QS accord a heavy weightage to ‘perception’, a factor that has fallen foul of the Modi govt.
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.
The QS report says the Covid-19 pandemic has overall affected the decision of 48.46% Indian students who aspired to study abroad.
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.
In the QS global rankings 2020, three Indian institutes — IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and IISc-Bangalore — found place among the top 200.
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, whose graduates also topped last year’s rankings among Indian institutes, has improved its position in QS World Employability Rankings 2020.
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.
QS rankings gives greater weight to universities with focus on hard-sciences, Chinese universities emerge on top again.