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Three Indian universities make it to QS top 150

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 02, 2019 Published on July 02, 2019

Anna University (File photo)

 

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Guwahati, OP Jindal Global University and Anna University in Chennai are the three Indian universities which have made it to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) top 150 young universities globally.

“The top young universities are those which are in shortest span of establishment have been able to make a big impact. These universities are under the 50 years of age,” said Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director-Middle East, North Africa and South-Asia, QS Intelligence Unit.

Academic reputation, citations per faculty, student-faculty ratio, international faculty and international students are the factors which are taken into consideration while selecting the institutes, he added. Beyond the rank 50, the institutes are grouped in bands. IIT-Guwahati is ranked at the band of 71-80 while Anna University and OP Jindal are in the 101-150 band. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has topped the list followed by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Australia is the most-represented location in the top 50, with nine featured universities. University of Technology Sydney is at 11th spot. “We are focussed on the social sciences, arts, humanities and professional studies. We have stayed away from pure sciences, engineering and medicine which makes this achievement even more special,” said Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, OP Jindal Global University.

 

Published on July 02, 2019
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