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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. 
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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.
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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.
Ashwin Fernandes, regional director (MENA & South Asia), QS Rankings. | Photo: ThePrint

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. 
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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.
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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.
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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.

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File photo | PM Narendra Modi being presented with a memento by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during the Ayodhya Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan | PTI

Not Modi, not Yogi, it is Ram versus the rest for the BJP in UP 2022 election

Modi-Shah’s BJP knows the politics of George Bush-esque's binaries is clever and pushes opponents into a corner. That’s exactly what happened with the Ayodhya bhoomi pujan.
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Early signs of India’s economic recovery begin to wane as Covid cases surge

Latest data shows mobility suffered & high-frequency indicators from purchasing managers’ surveys to fuel sales growth plateauing in July.


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Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.