R. RAVIKANTH REDDY

The University of Hyderabad has been placed at 34th position among the top 100 Asian universities in terms of ‘citations-per-paper' as per a recent survey carried out by QS Asian Universities. QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) is a leading global career and education network.

On the basis of student-faculty ratio, the university is placed at 5th position with a score of 99.80.

Overall, the university has been placed at 81st position with a score of 60.50. This was the first time that the university featured in this ranking and is the first Indian university to top the list in terms of quality output.

The University of Hyderabad received this ranking with a score of 95. Other Indian Universities/Institutions figuring in the top 100 are: University of Pune (92), IIT-Kanpur (93), University of Delhi (94) and Jawahar Lal Nehru University (97). UoH Vice Chancellor Seyed E. Hasnain attributed the achievement to the members of the faculty who were involved in quality research and said that it was their passion and commitment for research and hard work which enabled the UoH to gatecrash into international rankings for the first time.

The Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan had the best rankings followed by University of Hong Kong and they both received a score of 100.

The National University of Singapore was ranked number 6. In total, 10 Asian countries were represented in the top 100.

Citations-per-paper website can be accessed at ‘http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/asian-university-rankings/citations-per-paper' and student faculty ratio website at ‘http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/asian-university-rankings /student-faculty-ratio'