The University of Hyderabad has suddenly appeared for the first time in global rankings of the Best 200 Asian Universities, as per the rankings released by QS Asian Universities. QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) is a leading global career and education network. The rankings indicate that an International outlook adds considerably to the reputation and status of Universities in the region. This is the first time that University of Hyderabad is featured in the rankings. The rankings have listed Asia’s top 200 Universities, where 12 Indian Institutions figure, including 7 IIT’s and 5 Universities. Among the IIT’s, IIT Bombay is highest ranked at 36 and among the Universities, University of Delhi is ranked at 67 (slipped from 60th position last year), University of Mumbai at 96, University of Calcutta at 99 and University of Pune at 109. University of Hyderabad is at 81.
The University achieved this slot by securing a score of 60.5 and is categorised as having “Very High Research Activity in Specialist Areas”. In total 11 countries are represented in the top 200, with Japanese Universities occupying 57 of the top 200 and 5 of the top 10 in this year’s table. Measuring factors include the quality of research through citations, the proportion of International students and staff. The parameters include, assessing a combination of regional and International factors, such as Peer and Recruiter reviews, the International research capabilities of the Institutions, teaching quality, student-teacher ratio and Internationalisation of the staff and students, among others.
Commenting on the University of Hyderabad’s distinction, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Seyed E. Hasnain, said that the dedication and hard work of University faculty, students and Non-teaching staff is solely responsible for breaking into the top 100 rank from being nowhere so far. He also said that, UoH is striving hard to become one of the best Universities in the World.