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QS World University Rankings 2022

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QS World University Rankings 2022:


Leading global higher education analysts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) has released the 18th edition of one of the most-consulted international university rankings.

Top 3 in the world:

  1. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved a record-extending 10th consecutive year as world number-one.
  2. The University of Oxford has risen to second for the first time since 2006.
  3. The Stanford University and the University of Cambridge share third spot.

Performance of Indian Institutes:

  1. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and IIT Delhi remained the three universities from India to rank in the top-200 positions.
  2. The Jawaharlal Nehru University has made its debut in the QS World University Rankings and is placed in the 561-570 band.
  3. Seventeen of India’s 35 universities have seen a rise in their CPF score, against only 12 drops in CPF.
  4. Challenges: However, Indian universities continue to struggle in QS’s measure of institutional teaching capacity. Twenty-three of India’s 35 universities have suffered declines in QS’s faculty/student ratio indicator, with only six recording improvements.
  5. No Indian university ranks among the top 250 in the faculty/student ratio category.

How are institutions ranked?

QS uses six indicators to compile the ranking: Academic reputation (AR), employer reputation (ER), citations per faculty (CPF), faculty/student ratio, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.


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Prelims Link:

  1. Performance of Indian Institutions.
  2. When was institutions of eminence scheme launched?
  3. Top 3 institutions worldwide.
  4. Name the 6 indicators used to rank institutions.

Mains Link:

Write a note on institutions of Eminence scheme.

Sources: the Hindu.