QS Asia University Rankings 2021 released: 107 Indian varsities ranked, none in top 10

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The QS Asia University Rankings 2021 have been released and a total of 107 Indian institutes have been selected among the total 650 universities ranked. However, no Indian varsity secured a spot among the top 10.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The National University of Singapore has come up as Asia’s best university for the third consecutive year.
  • 107 Indian universities have been ranked amongst the 650 in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021.
  • There is no Indian varsity among the top 10; 7 have secured a rank among the top 100.

 QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education think-tank and compilers of the world's most-consulted university rankings portfolio, have today released the QS Asia University Rankings 2021 for the continent's best higher education institutions. The National University of Singapore has come up as Asia’s best university for the third consecutive year.

QS Asia University Rankings 2021: Top 10

1. National University of Singapore (NUS)

Location: Singapore

2. Tsinghua University

Location: China (Mainland)

3. Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Location: Singapore

4. University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Location: Hong Kong SAR

5. Zhejiang University

Location: China (Mainland)

6. Fudan University

Location: China (Mainland)

7. Peking University

Location: China (Mainland)

8. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Location: Hong Kong SAR

9. Universiti Malaya (UM)

Location: Malaysia

10. Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Location: China (Mainland)

QS Asia University Rankings 2021: Top countries with most ranked universities

The 650 top universities of Asia as per QS come from 18 locations and the most represented is Mainland China with 124 ranked universities. Also, Japan has more universities in the top 50 of the ranking (11 universities) than any other nation, location, or territory.

The top 8 countries with the most universities are:

  • Mainland China (124)
  • India (107)
  • Japan (105)
  • South Korea (88)
  • Taiwan (43)
  • Pakistan (40)
  • Malaysia (35)
  • Indonesia (30)

QS Asia University Rankings 2021: Top 10 from India

India doesn’t have a great score in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021. It lost out due to research quality not matching its quantity. The teaching capacity and employability scores of Indian universities are also a reason behind the low rankings.

Nevertheless, as per research productivity, six universities out of the top 10 in Asia are from India.

Here are the top 10 Indian universities among the QS Asia University Rankings 2021:

1. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

Rank: 47

2. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

Rank: 50

3. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Rank: 56

4. Indian Institute of Science

Rank: 58

5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)

Rank: 71

6. University of Delhi

Rank: 72

7. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Rank: 81

8. Jawaharlal Nehru University

Rank: 103

9. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Rank: 117

10. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)

Rank: 142

 source: www.indiatoday.in

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