Sunday, April 1, 2012

IIT Delhi emerges top among Indian institutes

IIT Delhi has emerged as the top ranking institute in the country as per a global ranking system, the government said today. The prestigious institute, a dream destination for thousands of engineering aspirants, has been placed at 218 world over by the Quacquarelli Symonds global system of ranking of higher education institutions for 2011.

Minister of State for HRD, D Purandeswari said during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha that according Quacquarelli Symonds global system of ranking, IIT-Delhi is the overall highest ranking institution in India. The Minister, however, sought to clear some perceptions about the rankings done by different bodies, saying different international ranking systems use different values, indices and parameters to rank higher education institutions."These criteria are neither universally accepted nor recognised," she said in her reply.

She said as per the "Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2011, IIT-Bombay is the highest ranked institution at serial 317, while the Academic Ranking of World Universities has ranked Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore at serial 321," she said.
On the other hand, as per the 2011 QS Engineering & Technology Rankings, IIT-Bombay is at serial 43, IIT-Delhi at 50, IIT-Kanpur at 59 and IIT-Madras at 60 in Computer Science and Information Technology. In the same ranking system in Civil and Structural Engineering, IIT-Bombay is ranked at serial 30, IIT-Kanpur at serial 38 and IIT-Delhi at serial 43.
As per QS Global Business School Report - 2012, IIM-Ahmedabad has been ranked second in the Asia Pacific region while according to Financial Times London Global Business School rankings, IIM-Ahmedabad is at serial 11 and Indian School of Business at serial 13. 

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