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QS rankings: PU drops out of top 50 varsities Placed In 51-55 Slab, Stood 49th Last Year

October 23, 2019 06:10 AM


QS rankings: PU drops out of top 50 varsities
Placed In 51-55 Slab, Stood 49th Last Year


Panjab University (PU) was on Tuesday shut out of top 50 Indian universities in the QS Indian University Rankings 2020, continuing its streak of slipping in rankings.

PU was placed in the 51-55 rank slab against the 49th rank it had secured last year.

This was the second edition of QS rankings exclusively for Indian institutions.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, emerged as the best higher education institute in India for the second consecutive year. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, was at number two and IITDelhi at number three. IITMadras was at number four, followed by IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Kanpur at numbers five and six.

Among the institutes in the region, IIT-Ropar and Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, were ranked higher than PU, at 25th and 30th spots. The QS ranked the education institutions on eight parameters with different weightages. The parameters were academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty-student ratio (20%), international faculty (2.5%), international students (2.5%), faculty staff with PhD (10%), research papers per faculty (10%) and citation per paper (5%).

Earlier this year, PU slipped out of top 1,000 World University Rankings of the QS as well.

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Any exercise to rank institutions is done on the basis of a set of parameters, so they should work towards bettering their performance on these. This is particularly important in today’s highly competitive environment where students choose an institution having a good ranking. The PU top guard should introspect where they have gone wrong and how to improve their showing. After all, perception of any institution or situation is based on the stimuli received from the environment.

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