Javdekar says, relentless work brings success in QS World Best Universities Ranking
New Delhi: In the QS World Best Universities Ranking, nine Indian institutions have been individually ranked in the top-500 as against six last year.
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, rises 20 notches up to 170th. Total 17 of India's 24 ranked universities improved their rank for Academic Reputation, while 13 improved their rank for Employer Reputation.
Union ministry of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar has said that the successes registered by Indian Institutions in QS World Best Universities Ranking 2019 released on Thursday is the result of relentless hard work in the premier institutions and various initiatives of the HRD Ministry under the guidance and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The HRD minister said, "The positive performance recorded by India's most prominent institutions is symptomatic of a successful year for the country's higher education system. 24 universities feature from India, of which seven improve their rank, nine remain stable and five are newly-ranked."
Congratulating the Indian Institutes, the Minister said, "It is very encouraging to note that the position of Indian institutions is improving in world rankings. This is the direct result of the transformational initiatives undertaken in promoting research and innovation in Higher Education. We will ensure further spread of the research and innovation culture, which will bring laurels to Indian Institutions."
"With flagship initiatives of the HRD ministry like UchhatarAvishkarYojana, which is industry-academia partnership for finding solutions by teams of faculty and students of IITs to customised requirements of the industries; GIAN -foreign faculties coming to India to courses in specialised topics for students in Indian Higher Educational institutions; Smart India Hackathon, a competition to find digital solutions to various problems faced by the people; and IMPRINT - promotion of research & innovation activities in 10 domains; coupled with more funds for research infrastructure through HEFA and launch of Prime Minister's Research Fellowships are shoring up the performance Indian Institutions which is reflected in the latest QS World Best Universities Ranking," Javadekar said.