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UoH featured for the first time in the rankings

QS, a leading education network releases rankings

Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad has got the 81 {+s} {+t} rank among the Best 200 Asian Universities, as per the rankings released by QS Asian Universities. QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) is a leading global career and education network.

It is one among the five Indian universities placed in the top 200 and the university achieved this slot by securing a score of 60.5 and is categorised as having “Very High Research Activity in Specialist Areas”.

This is the first time that University of Hyderabad is featured in the rankings.

In the list 12 Indian Institutions figure, including 7 IIT's and 5 Universities. Among the IIT's, IIT Bombay is highest ranked at 36 and among the Universities, University of Delhi is ranked at 67 (slipped from 60th position last year), University of Mumbai at 96, University of Calcutta at 99 and University of Pune at 109.

In total 11 countries are represented in the top 200, with Japanese Universities occupying 57 of the top 200 and 5 of the top 10 in this year's table. Measuring factors include the quality of research through citations, the proportion of International students and staff.

Parameters

The parameters include, assessing a combination of regional and International factors, such as Peer and Recruiter reviews, the International research capabilities of the Institutions, teaching quality, student-teacher ratio and Internationalisation of the staff and students, among others.

The UoH Vice-Chancellor, Seyed E. Hasnain, said that the dedication and hard work of University faculty, students and Non-teaching staff is responsible for breaking into the top 100 rank from being nowhere so far.