QS Young University Ranking 2020 was released in New Delhi on July 2 for universities that have been established in and after 1969. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati established in 1994, Anna University, Chennai, a state technical university established in 1978 and O.P. Jindal Global University established in 2009 are the three Indian universities that figure in these young university rankings.
Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director for QS and CEO for QS I-GAUGE said that “India has been making tremendous strides in its higher education system, and this is evident in the outcome of our rankings.”
Reacting to this jubilant news of being placed in 101-150 rankings band of young universities under 50, Naveen Jindal, the founder-chancellor of the O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat (Haryana) set up as a private philanthropic university in memory of Late Mr O P Jindal (his father) said, “This is yet another laurel in the ever-increasing list of achievements of JGU. As a young, private, not-for-profit and philanthropic university, JGU has the ability to quickly adapt to a modern- changing environment through their strategic initiatives and it has used this advantage to its fullest benefit. It is a great tribute to India’s rise in the global league of universities.” JGU focuses entirely on social sciences, arts and humanities.
Dedicating the ground breaking ranking to his faculty,
students and staff, Prof C Raj Kumar, the vice-chancellor, JGU, lauded their
passion, commitment and focused dedication. “This achievement is a testament to
what is possible in India if we can work on the basis of a collective
imagination of institution building. Even within the young university rankings,
we still compete with universities which have been in existence since 1969.
Even so, we are committed to remain as a university focussed on the social
sciences, arts and humanities and professional studies such as law and
architecture,” he added.
Earlier on June 19, QS World University Rankings® 2020 featuring 1,000 of the most prestigious universities in the world, ranked based on a methodology which assesses each institution on six metrics, including its reputation amongst academics and employers was released. The QS WUR is relied upon by millions of students annually to make higher education and admissions related decisions. The rankings are based on a combination of parameters including research output and impact, academic and industry reputation, faculty-student ratio and internationalization. 23 Indian universities were ranked this year of which JGU was the sole new entrant.