Only Institution from India to be listed in the subject of English
Among only three Universities from India to be listed in the subjects of Chemistry and Physics
The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has again featured among the world’s Elite Institutions in 3 of the 42 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject. As per this survey and the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017 released on 6th September 2016, UoH has been listed as one of the best universities to pursue higher studies in English Language and Literature, Chemistry and Physics. Incidentally UoH has also been among the Best Global Institutions ranked by the US News and Report agency for the year 2016 recently.
QS World University Rankings is a publication of university rankings, published annually by British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). As per QS, the world needs Universities and the core ambition of every university is to be more than just one thing, to be multidimensional.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject are where some of these dimensions can be more ably perceived – if the global rankings are a wide angle lens, the subject rankings are a rack of synchronous telephotos – and they reveal a far more richly detailed picture.
74,651 academics and 37,781 employers contributed to the rankings through the QS global surveys, the largest of their kind. QS analyzed 10.3 million research papers and 66.3 million citations, indexed by Elsevier’s Scopus database. Over 3,800 institutions were considered for inclusion and 916 ranked from 81 countries.
This ranking consists of global overall and 42 subject- wise rankings. QS World University Rankings is considered as one of the three most significant and closely monitored university evaluations, along with Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The major criteria for the ranking are Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation and Citations per paper.
In the English language and literature ranking, University of Hyderabad is the only university from India which could find a place among the best universities of the World. This means that University of Hyderabad is the best place in India to pursue higher studies in English language and Literature.
School of Chemistry also found a prominent place in the World rankings. Banaras Hindu University and University of Delhi are the only two Universities along with UoH that finds a place in the World rankings.
School of Physics which had entered these rankings last year also features in this year’s edition prominently. Banaras Hindu University and University of Delhi are the only two Universities along with UoH that finds a place in the World rankings.
Prof. P Appa Rao, Vice-Chancellor of UoH on these world-wide rankings said, “It is heartening to see three of our Departments getting featured among the best in the World. The University will make efforts to ensure that these departments continue to perform better and other departments to catch up with their contemporaries in other institutions globally”.
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