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Why Indian Institutes are Going Down in World Ranking?

Check out QS University rankings or Asian Institutes and find the reason why Indian institutes are going down in ranking.

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The area of research has always been a concern for Indian institutions. Indian students struggle to publish quality research papers due to a lack of research facilities in Indian institutions.

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Indians are known for their knowledge and wisdom. They are the products of institute such as IITs, who is among the top 200 institutes in the world. Recent survey showed that Asian universities significantly increases their rankings as compared to western universities. But unfortunately, Indian Institute is not among those Asian institute who got success.
According to the latest report by “Quacquarelli Symonds University Rankings” which is famously known as QS University rankings reveals that there is a significant increase in the number of Asian universities in top 200 lists. More precisely, there is an increase of 17%. But the sad part Is that nine out of top ten Indian Institute slipped from their previous ranking results online.
Now the question arises – Why Indian institute are going down? Despite having the strong economy why we are not in higher ranking?

1. Academic Reputation

It is very possible reason responsible for the declining of the ranking. There is a decrease in academic reputation. Academic reputation index is one of the important aspects of calculating the world ranking. Employer reputation is also a factor along with academic reputation.

2. Student-Faculty ratio

One of the major issue with top institute in India is the ratio between student and faculty. Appropriate ratio is not present which decreases the quality of education. If a proper ratio is not maintained, then faculty will always be in a pressure and unable to give their 100% to the students.

3. Research& Publications

Research is always remain a concerned area for Indian institute. Indian institutes are unable to carry out world class research which ultimately affects the ranking and also the foreign exposure. There should be more research faculty who can handle world-class level of researches and guide students efficiently. Indian students are not able to publish their own papers due to lack of awareness. Institute should provide platforms and encourage students to publish as many papers. Universities must have one faculty to guide the students for paper publishing awareness.

4. Internationalization

Top Indian institutes provides student-exchange programs where students from other countries came to Indian institute. But internationalization is not implemented at that level which it should be. These institutes are primarily focussing on providing good education to Indian students. The international exposure is a must for students to understand the behaviour and knowledge available outside of India.

5. Awareness

Indian Institute are not aware of these kind of things. They don’t have adequate information when these kind of surveys is conducted. This avoid many institute to come at world level despite having a very good score among Indian institute. Indian institute needs to understand the importance of world level rankings and must participate in these to bring world exposure for the students.
In comparison to the top listed 11 Indian institutes in 300 ranking, Japan had 71 universities, China - 68 universities and Korea – 53 universities. Hope, Indian institute will take necessary steps and rectify the reasons as soon as possible to bring more and more universities on the world scenario. 

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