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.
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.