In a new, the development studies programme at Delhi University has been ranked 16th in the latest QS World University Rankings by subject. The seventh edition of Quacquarelli Symonds’s analysis of subject-specific university performance, which was released on March 8, lists the world’s best universities for the study of 46 different subjects.
Apart from Delhi University, which has risen two places for development studies, other institutes like the Indian School of Mines has moved up to the 24th position in Engineering - Mineral and Mining. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, has secured the 35th spot in the same category.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, has ranked 49th for Electrical Engineering. One of the major highlights this year in the Indian higher education has been this increase in the number of institutions at the global level.
Last year, there were a total of 22 Indian institutions that were ranked at least once. This year, the number has gone up to 28. India also increased its overall share of places. In 2016, its 22 universities were ranked 117 times, which took 1.27% of all available places. This year, its 28 universities are ranked 151 times, representing 1.32% of overall places.
IIT Madras has the most improved positions. It rises to the 151-200 category for Physics and Astronomy, to the 101-150 category for Mathematics, and into the top 100 for Materials Science.
QS have also released their QS World University Rankings by Faculty. India’s best rank in the faculty tables is IIT Delhi’s 71st-place in the Engineering and Technology faculty area. It is closely followed in the same faculty area by IIT Bombay, which ranks 78th.