New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology-
Delhi is the country`s highest ranking institution in the world
with a global rank of 218, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.
Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari said during
Question Hour that as per the Quacquarelli Symonds global
system of ranking of higher education institutions for 2011,
IIT-Delhi is the overall highest ranking institution in India
at serial number 218.
"As per the Times Higher Education World University
Rankings for 2011, IIT-Bombay is the highest ranked
institution at serial 317, while the Academic Ranking of World
Universities has ranked Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
at serial 321," she said.
As per the 2011 QS Engineering & Technology Rankings,
IIT-Bombay is at serial 43, IIT-Delhi at 50, IIT-Kanpur at 59
and IIT-Madras at 60 in Computer Science and Information
In the same ranking system in Civil and Structural
Engineering, IIT-Bombay is ranked at serial 30, IIT-Kanpur at
serial 38 and IIT-Delhi at serial 43.
As per QS Global Business School Report, 2012, Indian
Institute of Management-Ahmedabad has been ranked second in
the Asia Pacific region, next to INSEAD (Institut Europeen d
Administration des Affairs), Singapore while IIM-Bangalore,
Indian School of Business, IIM-Calcutta and SP Jain Institute
of Management and Research, Mumbai figure in the top 20
According to Financial Times London Global Business School
rankings, IIM-Ahmedabad is at serial 11 and Indian School of
Business at serial 13.
Purandeswari said different international ranking systems
use different values, indices and parameters to rank higher
education institutions. "These criteria are neither
universally accepted nor recognised," she said.
The government, she said, was setting up higher education
institutions in 374 educationally backward blocks in the
"We need to establish Central universities in every state
that does not have a Central university," she said adding
there was a 35-40 per cent shortage in technical facility.
The UPA government was committed to setting up the 14
world-class universities as promised, she said, adding the
for setting up these was currently being vetted by the Law
There are 43 Central universities, 265 state public
universities, 80 state private universities and 129 deemed to
be universities in the country.
Tamil Nadu has the highest number of universities at 54,
followed by Uttar Pradesh (48), Maharashtra (41), Andhra
Pradesh (40), Rajasthan (39) and Karnataka (35).