In spite of excellence in research and academics, India’s Indian Institutes of Technology are continuing their slide down global rankings, as declared by the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2018.
Released recently by global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds, the rankings of the world’s top universities for the study of 48 different subjects indicate that India’s IITs are ranked 80 times across the 48 subject tables. Their ranks have, however, dropped 25 times and improved just five times.
However, Delhi University again achieved India’s highest position, ranking 17 for development studies.
IIT Roorkee emerged as India’s best research institution as eight of its departments achieved an average citation per faculty (CPF) score of 80.9 out of 100. This was better than the average of the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore – its 12 ranked departments scored 79.09 out of 100 for CPF.
In total, 25 Indian institutions were ranked 142 times overall – nine times fewer than in 2017. India also had two of the world’s top 50 schools for the study of mining engineering. The Indian School of Mines ranked 29th, while Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, was at number 40. Both institutions, however, had dropped five places year after after.