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DU, JNU, IIT departments make it to the top 100 of QS World University Rankings list

The Times of India:  May, 2015

New Delhi: Indian universities might struggle to make the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings list, but their individual departments are amongst the best in the world. Delhi University tops the list, achieving the highest rank of all 20 Indian universities that have made the cut, while being placed 17th globally on the development studies subject table.

Nine Indian institutions are listed in the top 100 within nine disciplines. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 published on Wednesday, India has secured 107 places across the 36 subject tables, including the six new disciplines for 2015—architecture, arts and design, business studies, dentistry, development studies and veterinary science.

IIT Bombay is the most prevalent Indian institute, appearing in the top 100 for eight subjects. IIT Delhi too has five of its departments in the top 100 while Jawaharlal Nehru University figures on one subject list. "This is a reflection of the progress made by Delhi University in four years. Rankings have improved in several disciplines. If we can keep up the momentum, we would be placed even higher next year," Malay Neerav, media coordinator, DU, said.

Within the inclusion of the new subject of art and design, Shanmugha Arts Science Technology and Research Academy, Thanjavur, has been placed in the top 100, while Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, has made it for materials science and electrical and electronic engineering. From Delhi, IIT also appears in the top 100 for civil and structural engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical aeronautical and manufacturing engineering and computer science and information system.

However, in business and management studies, none of the B-schools could make it into the top 100. The top ranks in this subject table are shared by IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIT Delhi.