QS World University has releasedthe subject ranking for 2021 on Thursday. This time, three courses of IIT- Petroleum Engineering, Electric Engineering and Mechanical Engineering have been included in the Top-100. These courses are ranked 30, 82 and 92nd respectively in the world rankings. At the same time, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) has been included in the 101 to 150 bracket list.
In the field of information, the computer science course of IIT Madras has been ranked 114th while Anna University has also been included in this list. Vellore Institute of Technology appeared in the 351 to 400 rank bracket. Civil engineering, management studies and maths have also been included in the top-200 at the world level this year.
What is QS subject ranking?
As per the QS ranking website: ‘The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 cover a total of 51 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas.The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics are used to rank universities
These 12 Indian Institutes came under 100
According to the government’s statement, 12 Indian institutes ranked in the top 100 institutes in QS ranking, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IISc Bangalore, IIM Guwahati, IIM Ahmedabad, JNU, DU, Anna University, the University of Delhi and OP Jindal University. Notably, all these top-ranked institutes are public except Jindal university, which made it into the list due to its excellent law programme.
Union Education Minister expressed happiness
On the occasion of releasing the QS Subject Ranking 2021 of Universities around the world, the Union Minister of Education said that the representation of Indian institutions in globally reputed QS rankings due to the government’s continued focus on improving Indian higher education.
According to Ben Sowter, Senior Vice President of QS, the Government of India has implemented the new Education Policy 2020, which will show its impact in a few months. Now Indian educational institutions are not compromising on the quality of education and curriculum, that is why the number of subjects in this year’s ranking has been less than last year.