IIT-B students say QS Ranking agency is unfair towards their institute

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Students of IIT-B (Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay) say that QS World Ranking agency is being unfair towards their institute. They believe that the rankings given to IIT-Bombay based on the parameters, is not accurate.

Why do students feel that way?

They claim that, on a maximum of three parameters i.e. around 70% of the weightage given to all institutes and universities, IIT-Bombay stands ahead when compared to IIT-Delhi.

However, the situation may be, the fact is that IIT-Delhi still managed to rank higher than the institute in Powai.

Students of IIT-B analysed the data available for the QS World Rankings in 2012. They compared the data available for IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi in one of the parameters. They also compared it with the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is among the top universities in Asia in the rankings.

IIT-B students against QS Ranking agency

Students argue that the agency awards 40% weightage to academic reputation and 10% to employer reputation. And in 2012 the QS website says that IIT-B fared better on both the parameters compared to IIT-Delhi.

According to the rankings, for academic reputation, IIT-B scored 183 and IIT-Delhi 215. For the employer's reputation, IIT-B was at 65 and IIT-D at 75.

Moreover, the students independently met the SFRs (student-faculty ratio) and said that the normalised scores of QS and the raw data show no correlation. IIT-B's SFR was better than that of NUS.


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