The latest QS World University Rankings 2011/12 have been released. This ranking is taken as the global standard for ranking unversities.
QS World Rankings considers over 2000 universities, evaluates over 700 universities in the world and ranks the top 400. The six key indicators which are considered for ranking are:
1. Academic reputation
2. Employer reputation
3. Citations per faculty
4. Faculty Student ratio
5. Proportion of International Students
6. Proportion of International Faculty
The top three universities are — University of Cambridge, Harvard University and MIT.
So, where do Indian universities figure in this list?
There are no Indian universities in the top 200. IIT Mumbai, which was ranked 187 last year is now ranked at 225.In the Asian list, there are 11 Indian Universities, compared to 40 of China. Japan leads the pack with 57 universities. These rankings lead to an interesting question — when will India have Universities of global scale and class?