The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has made Rapid upward movement in the QS World University Rankings released today for the year 2019. According to the latest report released today by QS the UoH is ranked in the range of 591-600 in the World. In the year 2018 it was ranked 600-650 in the World. In the 2019 edition, the UoH performed among the top 59% in the QS World University Rankings. Considering there are approximately 26,000 universities globally, this makes University of Hyderabad one of the top 2.3% Universities in the World. For the very first time the University of Hyderabad was included in the QS World Rankings 2018. Till 2017 it was being ranked only among three subjects namely English, Chemistry and Physics.

Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per Faculty, Student to Faculty Ratio, International Faculty and International Students are the parameters on which the University has been ranked by QS.

At 300 globally, the Citations per Faculty indicator is the strongest one for University of Hyderabad. As per QS, 3612 research papers have been published by the faculty between 2011-2016 and they have a total citation of 23535. The University has also performed exceptionally well both in India and at Global Level in the Citations per Faculty indicator as well as in the Faculty Student Ratio. At the Global level it has a score of 58.1 to the Global Median of 34.1 in the Citations per Faculty criteria; it has a score of 8.8 to the Global Median of 8.0 in the Faculty Students Ratio.


While responding to these rankings Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor, UoH says, “I am glad that the University of Hyderabad is doing well and has improved its rankings as compared to the year 2018. While we celebrate our progress, it definitely puts more pressure on the University to better its performance to achieve higher standards.” “I must congratulate all faculty, staff, students and alumni for this achievement. Our goal is to not only improve our ranking in India but also be among the world’s best institutions.”, he added.

QS World University Rankings is a publication of university rankings, published annually by British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The team at QS have analysed over 97 million citations from more than 14 million papers, 126,000 survey responses from employers and academics and considered more than 4,000 universities before ranking 1000 of them.

The QS World University Rankings® 2019 covers 85 countries and this year includes 60 new entries.

India highlights of QS World University Ranking 2019

• The positive performance recorded by India’s most prominent institutions is symptomatic of a successful year for the country’s higher education system. 24 universities feature from India. 7 improve their rank, 9 remain stable, 5 are newly-ranked – and only three see their position drop;
• Indian improvements can be primarily attributed to improvements in QS’s reputational indicators, which account for the insights of 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers. 17 of India’s 24 ranked universities improve their rank for Academic Reputation, while 13 improve their rank for Employer Reputation;
• IISc Bangalore can boast the world’s second-highest research impact per faculty member. It improves by four ranks in QS’s Citations per Faculty indicator, which measures this aspect of university performance;
• However, most of India’s other universities are struggling to improve their research impact, relative to global competitors: 12 see their rank for Citations per Faculty drop, while only 7 improve;
• India’s universities are also struggling to internationalise in an increasingly-competitive international education market. 16 of 24 see their International Student Ratio rank drop year-on-year.

QS 2019

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