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Source: New Indian Express

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) enters the list of the top 1000 global universities Thus, it is for the first time that JNU has entered this list of QS World university rankings. This is because of the new undergraduate engineering program that has made it eligible.

Jawaharlal Nehru University debuted at the ranking band ranging between 561-570. This ranking band generally rates institutions offering both undergraduate as well as postgraduate education. Hence, overall there are 22 Indian educational institutions featured in the list of top 1000 global universities.

IITs in the list of the top 1000 global universities:

Indian educational institutions believe that the rankings are not made based on right parameters. Thus, they are largely dependent on the international perception factors that don’t reflect the Indian education quality accurately.

IIT Bombay maintained its position as the top Indian institution in the list of top 1000 global universities for four years consecutively. Thus, it occupied the 177th rank with IIT Delhi at 185th and IIT Bangalore at rank 186. So, India has three institutions in the world’s top 100.

Director of QS regional, Ashwin Fernandes, says that IIT Guwahati and IIT Kanpur have taken leaps forward. Thus, they have improved their academic and employer reputation scores. Altogether there has been 75 rank jump by IIT Guwahati and 73 by IIT Kanpur.

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Challenges faced by India to make it into the top 1000 global universities list:

Indian educational institutions constantly struggle in the institutional teaching capacity area that is measured by the faculty to students ratio. Around 23 institutions have witnessed a drop in rank due to this. But, this ebb is due to the increased number of students via the introduction of the EWS category.  Thus, the ratio goes down due to the student population. Also, the covid-19 pandemic is equally responsible as it has restricted foreign students from coming.

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