In the latest release of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2014, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has acquired the 11th place in citations per faculty (research output).
According to QS, a citation means a piece of research being cited (referred to) within another piece of research. Generally, the more often a piece of research is cited by others, the more influential it is. While it is high on citations, the IISc remains one of the top 200 institutions. [IISc in Top 500 Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014]
In 2013, it was in the 24th position globally in the research area. In the academic reputation, IISc was placed in the 185th position. But, it failed to get placed in the top 700 in overall world university rankings 2014.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology leads in the top 1st position in the rankings for three consecutive years.
IIT Bombay placed 222nd position in world university rankings and 1st Indian universities in rankings. [List of top Indian Universities in QS World University Rankings 2014]
About IISc, Bangalore:
The IISc, located in the city of Bangalore, is India's premier institute of research in Science and Technology. Founded in 1909, it is spread out over an area of 443 acres in the heart of Bangalore and is home to more than 40 departments, 3500 students and 500 faculty members.
In 2011, IISc pioneered the creation of the 4 year Undergraduate Bachelor of Science programme in India. Now in its third year, it comprises of 300 young and dynamic minds. The students of IISc are among the cream of India's student community and they are now taking on the task of organising the first true inter-college science festival in India.