QS World University Ranking 2022

The results for Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) World University Rankings 2022 were released on June 8, 2021. A total of 1,300 Universities from around the world were featured in this 18th edition of annual ranking and QS released that it was their largest rankings ever. 

Three of India’s Institutes have also achieved a position in the top 200 Universities across the world. However, the tally of Indian Institutes has remained the same for the fifth straight year. The country’s Universities that have ranked the highest are:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay – 177th Rank
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi – 185th Rank
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore – 186th Rank

To know about other important Global Indices & India’s Ranking in 2021, candidates can visit the linked article. 

In this article, we shall discuss the overall and subject-wise positions of the top Institutes as per the QS World University Ranking 2022. This is an important topic for all candidates preparing for the upcoming government and IAS Exam

QS World University Rankings 2022 [UPSC Notes]:-Download PDF Here

Also, refer to the links given below:

About Quacquarelli Symonds & World University Rankings

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a leading global career and education network and develops and successfully implements methods of comparative data collection and analysis used to highlight institutions’ strengths.

The QS World University Rankings are annually released and comprise an overall and subject-wise analysis of global institutes which is achieved by evaluating six metrics:

  1. Academic Reputation
  2. Employer Reputation
  3. Faculty/Student Ratio
  4. Citations per faculty
  5. International Faculty Ratio
  6. International Student Ratio

Discussed further below are the key findings as per the 2022 rankings. 

Aspirants can visit the linked article and know about the Institutes of National Importance in India, a recognition accorded to eminent institutes in the country by the Central Government.

UPSC 2021

QS World University Ranking 2022 – Key Findings

  • For the 10th consecutive year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the list of best universities in the world as per QS
  • The table given below shows the top 10 Universities for the World Universities 2022 Rankings:
Top 10 Universities –  World University Ranking 2022 [Overall]
Rank Name of the University Overall Scores Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 100 Cambridge, United States
2 University of Oxford 99.5 Oxford, United Kingdom
3* Stanford University 98.7 Stanford, United States
3* University of Cambridge 98.7 Cambridge, United Kingdom
5 Harvard University 98 Cambridge, United Kingdom
6 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) 97.4 Pasadena, United States
7 Imperial College London 97.3 London, United Kingdom
8* ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 95.4 Zürich, Switzerland
8* University College London (UCL) 95.4 London, United Kingdom
10 University of Chicago 94.5 Chicago, United States
  • The table given below displays the scores and names of the top 5 Universities in Asia as per the rankings of 2022:
Top 10 Universities –  World University Ranking 2022 [In Asia]
Rank Name of the University Overall Scores Location
11 National University of Singapore (NUS) 93.9 Singapore
12 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) 90.6 Singapore
17 Tsinghua University 89 Beijing, China 
18 Peking University 88.8 Beijing, China
22 The University of Hong Kong 86.3 Hong Kong
  • The rankings were released for Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania

India’s Performance in 2022 World University Rankings

  • In comparison to the World University Rankings 2021, where 21 Institutes had ranking within 1000, this year 22 Indian institutions were in the top 1,000 list
  • Seventeen of India’s 35 universities have seen a rise in their Citations per Faculty (CPF) score, against only 12 drops in CPF
  • No Indian university ranks among the top 250 for faculty-student ratio
  • Given below are the top 10 Indian Universities as per their performance evaluated based on the six metrics:
Top 10 Universities –  World University Ranking 2022 [In India]
Rank Name of the University Overall Scores
177 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay  46.4
185 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi 45.9
186 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore 45.7
255 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras  38.1
277 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur 36.4
280 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur 36.3
395 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati 28.3
400 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee  28
501-510 University of Delhi, New Delhi
561-570 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
  • The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), for the first time made it to the list of top 1000 Universities
  • IISc, Bangalore was declared the world’s top research university by the indicator of most citations per faculty member

Know about the challenges with the Indian Education System and the initiatives taken by the Government for its improvement and enhancement, at the linked article. 

QS World University Rankings 2022 [UPSC Notes]:-Download PDF Here

Aspirants looking forward to applying for the upcoming civil services exam can visit the UPSC Syllabus page and get the detailed subject-wise syllabus for the prelims and mains exam. 

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