The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has scored in 25 subjects and ranked in 3 Subjects in the QS World University Subject rankings for 2020. The three subjects in which UoH has secured high rankings are: Chemistry 301-350; Biological Sciences 451-500 and Physics & Astronomy 501-550.

Prof Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor responded to the news, and expressed his delight, adding “This rank reinforces our stature as a premier research institution, for which we have been awarded the Institution of Eminence status. It entails intensive work ahead to not only retain but improve our ranking in other subjects, with a climb across all parameters. This will help us to better serve the nation’s public through high quality education and research”.  “We have a very good H-index of 145, largely contributed by publications in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics supporting the ranks we have in these subjects. We strongly believe that we will have further improved H-Index soon with the present emphasis in quality of research publications”, he added.

According to a press release by the QS, the methodology used four indicators to determine the institutions’ rankings in the subjects — Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per Paper and H-Index.

To produce the rankings for year 2020 the QS team analysed over 22 million papers, producing close to 200 million citations. 1,368 institutions have been ranked across 48 subjects in 5 subject areas, creating over 15,500 published entries. These figures reflect some of the scale behind this huge undertaking that the QS team carried out in order to produce these subject rankings.

QS World University Rankings is a publication of university rankings, published annually by British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).