QUACQUARELLI SYMONDS (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Social Issues)

News-CRUX-10     11th April 2024        
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Context: Recently, IIM-Ahmedabad secured its position among the top 25 institutions worldwide for business and management studies, while both IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Calcutta have also achieved placement within the top 50, as per the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Key Points of Ranking

  • India’s University Ranking: Jawaharlal Nehru University is the highest-ranked university in India according to QS rankings.

oJNU secures the 20th position globally.

oSaveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences in Chennai achieves the 24th position globally for dentistry studies.

oIndia's Remarkable Progress: India demonstrates significant progress in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Strong Research Capability Evident: A 20% improvement in the Citations per Paper indicator reflects India's strong research capability.

oQS identifies India as one of the world's most rapidly expanding research centers.

  • Impressive Output: India's research output surges by an impressive 54% from 2017 to 2022.


QS Quacquarelli Symonds

  • 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.
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