QS World University Rankings 2023
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, released on March 29th, 2023, has ranked over 1,600 universities from around the world, evaluating their performance across 51 subjects. Indian universities have made significant progress this year, with 44 courses from Indian universities ranked among the global top 100.
Ranking Universities by Subject Categories
The QS World University Rankings by Subject aims to provide students, parents, educators, and policymakers with a tool for assessing the performance of universities in specific subject areas. The rankings are based on four indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper, and H-index.
Indian Universities’ Performance in QS World University Rankings by Subject
According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, Indian universities have performed well in several fields. Indian universities have excelled in Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Business Studies, and Physics. In the dentistry program, the Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences had the best performance globally, achieving a perfect score in citations per paper and H-index.
IIT Delhi’s Electrical Engineering program broke into the top 50 categories globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Sociology program took 68th place, showing a rise of 33 places.
Research Output and Citations
India is the fourth-largest producer of research globally, according to the QS. Between the years 2017 and 2022, research output in India grew by 54%. However, only 15% of India’s publications were cited in top journals from 2017 to 2021, a lower percentage than the United Kingdom and Germany, which have top journal citation percentages more than double that of India.
India’s Overall Performance and Progress
India’s overall performance improved by 17.2% year on year in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. This progress is noteworthy, considering the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, among countries having over 10 universities featured in the rankings, Mainland China improved the most in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
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