Assam’s three institutes have figured in the list of 100 best institutes according to the QS India University Rankings 2020.
While Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-Guwahati) has been ranked 10th, Tezpur University is in the 35th position of the list and Gauhati University’s rank is among 71-75 institutes.
For the second consecutive year, the IIT-Bombay emerged as the top higher education institute in India according to the QS Rankings released on Tuesday.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has been ranked 2nd and the position of IIT-Delhi is 3rd.
Union human resource development minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank presented the certificates of the QS rankings to the representatives of the institutes at QS India Summit in Cidade de Goa, Goa.
Prof. T.G. Sitharam, director, IIT-Guwahati along with Prof. Parameswar K. Iyer, dean, Public Relations, Branding and Ranking (PRBR) received the certificate from the Union HRD minister at the summit.
The IIT-Guwahati tweeted: “QS India rank 2020 – IIT Guwahati at no. 10. @SITHARAMtg, @DirectorIITG and @piyer73, Dean PRBR, @IITGuwahati received the certificate from honourable MHRD minister.”
QS India rank 2020 – IIT Guwahati at no. 10. @SITHARAMtg , @DirectorIITG and @piyer73, Dean PRBR, @IITGuwahati received the certificate from honourable MHRD minister. @iitgaa@IITGAER pic.twitter.com/NxT8ALCb50
— IIT Guwahati (@IITGuwahati) October 22, 2019
For Tezpur University, Prof. Debendra Chandra Baruah, director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the university received the certificate from the minister.
Sharing a few images of the moment on their Twitter handle, the Tezpur University tweeted: “QS India University Rankings 2020 lists 100 of India’s best universities.”
“@TezpurUniv features in the 35th position. Prof. Debendra Chandra Baruah, Director, IQAC, TU is receiving the certificate from the Hon’ble Minister of @HRDMinistry @DrRPNishank,” it added.
QS India University Rankings 2020 lists 100 of India’s best universities. @TezpurUniv features in the 35th position. Prof. Debendra Chandra Baruah, Director, IQAC, TU is receiving the certificate from the Hon’ble Minister of @HRDMinistry @DrRPNishank pic.twitter.com/sbj8M6VZmC
— Tezpur University (@TezpurUniv) October 22, 2019
The rankings include higher education, public, private or deemed universities.
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) continue to shine in the list this time too with seven IITs figuring in the top 10 positions.
The methodology used eight indicators to determine the institutions’ rankings.
The indicators were academic reputation (30 pc), employer reputation (20 pc), faculty-student ratio (20 pc), the proportion of staff with a PhD (10 pc), papers per faculty from Scopus database (10 pc), citations per paper from Scopus database (5 pc), the proportion of international students (2.5 pc ) and the proportion of international faculty (2.5 pc).
However, these India rankings released by the QS do not necessarily match the QS World University Rankings which were released earlier this year.