NEW DELHI: Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday expressed pride that several Indian higher education institutes got featured in the coveted Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. He said that India is emerging as a ‘Vishvaguru’.
London-based Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts released the 18th edition of the world’s International University rankings on Wednesday. According to it, The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, is the world’s top research university as per the ‘research citations per faculty’ while the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, is ranked 41st globally in the category.
As per the 18th edition of the “world’s most-consulted international university rankings”, three Indian Universities have achieved top-200 positions – IISc Bengaluru, India Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (ranked 177th best overall), and IIT Delhi (risen from 193rd position last year to 185th position this year in the global ranking).
Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank took to Twitter and congratulated the faculty members and directors of the three institutes for the achievement. He said that it was a matter of pride for him that India is taking a leap in the field of education and research and is emerging as a VISHVAGURU.
Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ‘Guru’, Pokhriyal said that PM Modi has constantly been thinking about the welfare of students, faculty staff, and all other stakeholders which are in association with the Indian education sector.
The Minister further added that “Initiatives such as NEP (National Education Policy) 2020 and IOE (Institute of Education) are significant in ranking India’s colleges and institutes globally, and this can be seen by looking at the university rankings declared by QS and Times Group. Along with him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the three institutes.