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QS World University Rankings 2024

QS World University Rankings 2024:

Sixty-nine Indian universities made it to the rankings with 424 entries in the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Highlights of the 2024 Rankings:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been ranked as the 1 university in the world by QS World University Rankings for 12 straight years.
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) is the top ranked Indian institution, being ranked at 149.
  • A total of 69 Indian universities with 424 entries have made it to the QS World University Rankings by subject, marking a 19.4% rise from the previous year’s 355 entries achieved by 66 universities.
  • India is the second most represented country in Asia for the number of ranked universities (69), after mainland China with 101.
  • India holds the fourth position in the total number of ranked entries (454), after China (1,041), Japan (510) and South Korea (499).
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) leads among Indian institutions, securing the 20th position globally for development studies.
  • In total, 12 Indian Higher Education Institutes(HEIs) feature in the top 100, and 69 HEIs from India are ranked in 44 out of 55 subjects.
  • India has shown significant progress, with a 20 percent improvement in the Citations per Paper indicator, reflecting a strong research capability.
  • In terms of volume, India is now the world’s fourth-largest producer of research, generating 1.3 million academic papers in this period, trailing only behind China, the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • However, the country faces challenges in securing citations in premier global journals, with only 15% of its research cited in these publications between 2017 and 2021.

QS World University Rankings:

  • Published annually by global higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds, the QS list ranks the world’s top 1,000 universities.
  • For 2024, universities were evaluated in 55 specific subjects and five broader subject areas.