The leading education consultancy in the world, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), had released the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. The rankings display the best universities for 48 different academic subjects. With no surprise, the universities from the United States and the United Kingdom has dominated the rankings with 28 and 13 number one ranks respectively.
Compared to last year, Indian institutes improved their performance in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. A total of 89 departments from India featured in the rankings. India proved itself as the education hub for Computer Science and Information System with a presence of 17 universities. IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur achieved a decent position in the Mineral and Mining Engineering subject. The University of Delhi occupied the 37th rank in Development Studies under Social Science & Management.
India's pioneer institutes such as IITs and IISc are ranked for 104 times with more than 30 improvements in rank. Only seven institutes registered the drop in rank. While coming to the largest number of department ranked worldwide are United States (1,884), United Kingdom (958) and Australia (508).
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 cover a total of 48 disciplines, which are grouped into five broad subject areas. They are given below.
Arts & Humanities
Subjects covered under this group - Archaeology, Architecture, Art & Design, Classics & Ancient History, English Language & Literature, History, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Performing Arts, Philosophy and Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies.
Engineering & Technology
Subjects covered under this group - Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering Chemical, Engineering CiviI & Structural, Engineering Electrical & Electronic, Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing and Engineering Mineral & Mining.
Life Science & Medicine
Subjects covered under this group - Agriculture & Forestry, Anatomy & Physiology, Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Psychology and Veterinary Science.
Subjects covered under this group - Chemistry, Earth & Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Materials Science, Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy.
Social Science & Management
Subjects covered under this group - Accounting & Finance, Anthropology, Business & Management Studies, Communication & Media Studies, Development Studies, Economics & Econometrics, Education & Training, Hospitality & Leisure Management, Law, Library & Information Management, Politics & International Studies, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Sports-related Subjects and Statistics & Operational Research.
Every year, the QS prepared the World University Rankings by Subject to assist students in identifying the leading universities in a particular subject.