Seventeen IITs / Universities from India figure in Asia Pacific Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2014 ranking list of 300. Manipal University has been ranked at 181-190, giving it the highest ranked private university in India status and the only private university from India in the top 200 bracket!
Manipal University has been ranked ahead of Birla Institute of Technology and Science, IIIT Allahabad, University of Pune and Amity University among Indian universities and colleges.
Published annually since 2009, the QS University Rankings: Asia highlights the 300 top universities in Asia, providing an overview of higher education in one of the world’s most dynamic and rapidly developing regions.?The Asia rankings are based on responses from 43,000 Asian and international academics, 8,000 Asian and international employers. and evaluation of 491 institutions.
While academic reputation is given 30% weightage for ranking institutions, student/faculty ratio accounts for 20% of the overall criteria followed by papers per faculty, citations per paper, employer reputation and internationalisation at 15%, 15%, 10% and 5%, respectively.
Prof. K. Ramnarayan, Vice-Chancellor of Manipal University had in a previous interview stressed that Asian and especially Indian institutes always score lower because more international faculty do not visit our colleges.? Prof. Ramnarayan also said that there is too much emphasis given to research while ranking universities across the world and that these different rankings do not take in to consideration, how well quality education is being delivered to the students and if he/she is being allowed to grow.
The table showing the position of various universities and colleges of India in the 300 top universities of Asia is below:
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP)
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
University of Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
University of Calcutta
University of Mumbai
Banaras Hindu University
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal University)
Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Indian Institute of Information Technology(IIIT) – Allahabad
University of Pune