As per the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is the world’s top research university under the research impact parameter.
IISc has achieved distinction with a perfect 100/100 score on Citations per Faculty (CPF). The parameter is as per a measure of research impact.
It is in the same league as Princeton, Havard and even Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). All of these have got the perfect score. The report was released late on Tuesday night. It ranked universities on six parameters and CPF is one of them.
Among other Indian institutes, IIT Guwahati (94.8/100) stood second with a global ranking of 41 on CPF. While IIT Roorkee stands third with a score of 88.8 per cent and a ranking of 62.CPF is the total number of citations received by research papers in a university. It was done over a five-year period divided by the number of faculty at an institution.
As per the ranking body, Indian universities have improved their research impact as 17 of India’s 35 top universities have seen a rise in CPF scores. While 12 have witnessed a drop.
The report also reveals that Indian universities continue to struggle with QS’ measure of institutional teaching capacity. It remains another of the six parameters. 23 of 35 universities have suffered declines under the parameter of Faculty/Student Ratio indicator, with only six recording an improvement. No Indian university ranks among the top 250 in this parameter.
The global top three spots in the overall ranking have been taken by Massachusetts Institute of Technology at number one. University of Oxford at number two and Stanford University and University of Cambridge stand at number 3.