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QS World University Rankings by Subject-2023

  • 24 Mar 2023
  • 2 min read

Why in News?

Recently, QS World University Rankings 2023 by subject were released.

What are the Key Highlights of the Report?

  • About: The rankings cover 54 academic disciplines, the India universities perform well in the fields of Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Business Studies, and Physics.
  • Global Rankings:
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of US is ranked first followed by University of Cambridge of UK, Stanford University of US respectively.
  • India’s Performance:
    • Improvement:
      • Led by its Institutes of Eminence (IoE), India has improved its position in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, with 44 courses, in their respective subject categories, offered in the country’s higher educational institutes ranked among the global top 100.
    • Top Performing Institutions:
      • Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science (in dentistry programme) - best performer among Indian institutes obtaining the 13th rank globally
      • IIT-Kanpur (Electrical engineering, ranked 87th), featuring in the top 100 categories for the first time
        • IIT-Madras (in Petroleum Engineering, ranked 21st )
        • IIT-Bombay (Mathematic, ranked 92nd)
        • IIT-Delhi (Electrical engineering, ranked 49th)
      • Jawaharlal Nehru University (Sociology, ranked 68th)
    • Comparison:
      • India is the second-most improved nation in Asia with its overall performance improving by 17.2% year on year, after Mainland China which improved by 21.9%.

What is QS World University Rankings by Subject?

  • QS is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector.
  • The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject.
  • This year’s rankings include three new subjects: data science, history of art, and marketing.


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