QS ASIA RANKINGS (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Education)

News-CRUX-10     10th November 2023        

Context: The UK-based ranking agency, QS Quacquarelli Symonds declared its Asia ranking for the year 2024, QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024.

Key Points of Ranking

  • Ranking of Indian Institutes: IIT Bombay(40th position), IIT Delhi follows closely at the 46th spot and IIT Madras maintains its high standing,(53rd position), all consistently preserving their Asia rank from the previous year.
  • Notable Improvements:
  • IIT Kharagpur has made a leap from the 61st rank in 2023 to 59th in the latest rankings.
  • Similarly, IIT Kanpur has significantly advanced from its 66th rank in the previous year to the 63rd spot in 2024.
  • Two Non-IIT Institutions: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore and Delhi University.
  • IIT Bombay leads nationally in both Academic and Employer Reputation indicators, drawing on the expert opinions of 144,000 academics and employers. 
  • Other Indian institutes that made it to the top 100: IIT-Delhi (46), IIT-Madras (53), Indian Institute of Science (58), IIT-Kharagpur (59), IIT-Kanpur (63), and University of Delhi (94).

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)

  • About: It is a prominent global provider of services, analytics, and insight to the higher education sector worldwide. 
  • Focus:  On delivering valuable support and resources to the global higher education community.
  • Mission: To empower individuals from all over the world to achieve their full potential by facilitating educational success, promoting international mobility, and aiding in career development.
  • 10 indicators: Academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, international relation network, international faculty, students, and outbound exchange students etc.