University of Hyderabad once again enters top ten ranks in the latest QS India University Rankings

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  • University of Hyderabad enters top ten in QS India University rankings 2020

Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been ranked among the top ten institutions in India for the second consecutive year. According to the QS India University Rankings 2020, released on Tuesday, IIT-Bombay bagged the first rank, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru at second, and IIT Delhi at third. UoH takes rank eighth rank

UoH stood at eighth position, while the University of Delhi is at seventh. IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Guwahati follow UoH. The University of Hyderabad scored the most in ‘proportion of staff with a PhD’ category, thus allowing for the eighth position this year.

UoH Vice-chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile said, “This rank reinforced our stature as a premier institution, for which we have also been awarded the Institution of Eminence status. It entails intensive work ahead to not only retain but also to improve our ranking with a climb across all parameters. This will help us to better serve the nation’s public through high-quality education and research.”

However, it is important to note that the university was ranked seventh in the QS India University rankings in 2019.

The survey used eight indicators to determine the institutions’ rankings. Academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty-student ratio (20%), the proportion of staff with a PhD (10%), papers per faculty from Scopus database (10%), citations per paper from Scopus database (5%), the proportion of international students (2.5%) and the proportion of international faculty (2.5%) are the indicators, according to a release by QS.

This is the second edition of QS rankings for Indian institutions. The organisation is a global higher education company, which brings out the QS World University Rankings, a widely consulted list of its kind.

Anusha Puppala

Anusha Puppala is currently working at NewsMeter. She had earlier worked as a reporter with ANI and The News Minute. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Reporter with the Deccan Chronicle Newspaper, covering education beat. She had briefly associated with the national television channel Tiranga TV as a special correspondent. Anusha has extensively written stories on education, traffic, civic-issues, human-Interesting, off-Beat, consumer issues, health and environment. Hailing from Visakhapatnam, Anusha is a social media buff and a passionate foodie. If not reporting, you will always find her travelling.

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