RANKED HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER INDIAN UNIVERSITY
For the first time in its history Delhi University has been ranked among the Top 500 Universities in the world by the reputed Times Higher Education Supplement, QS World University Ratings, 2007.
The THES-QS World University Ratings are generated by giving differential weights to the following criteria, Peer Review Score (40%), Recruiter Review Score (10%), International Faculty Score (5%), International Student Score (5%), Faculty/Student Score (20%), Faculty/Citations Score (20%), in order to determine the research quality, graduate employability, international outlook and teaching quality of the University.
Delhi University (254) is the highest ranked Indian University, ahead of IIT Bombay (269) and IIT Delhi (307). This represents a significant achievement for DU, however, the state of higher education in India still leaves a lot to be desired. As Mr. Deepak Pentel, Vice Chancellor, DU, succinctly pointed out in a recent interview “I am not very happy with the ranking. It should improve and rank among the top 200 by next year”
TOP 5 UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD, ACCORDING TO THE THES- QS RATINGS-
1 HARVARD University United States
2 YALE University United States
2 University of OXFORD United Kingdom
2 University of CAMBRIDGE United Kingdom
5 Imperial College LONDON United Kingdom
There is still a long way to go before Delhi University breaks into this list, but with the steady progress and development of higher education in India, one day DU will realise this dream.
DO YOU THINK DU DESERVES A HIGHER RANKING OR ARE WE REALLY NOT THAT GREAT AFTER ALL OR IS THIS RANKING BUSINESS JUST RUBBISH?
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