Of the total 197 departments at Indian varsities being ranked, 59 improved their position, with only 16 facing a drop. What's more, three Indian universities saw at least one department being ranked among top-50 globally subject-wise.
The three top-50 subject offerings from India were achieved by the University of Delhi at 37th position for development studies, becoming India’s highest-ranking university department, along with IIT Bombay at 38th and IIT Kharagpur at 47th position for mineral and mining engineering each.
Further, subject-wise, mathematics saw 10 Indian universities being ranked with six of them improving their position, while computer science & information systems include 17 Indian universities getting ranked with nine improving their position.
According to QS, the strengths of Indian universities remain in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects with India's eight IITs and IISc being ranked 104 times, witnessing 33 improvements in positions.
The rankings are published after an extensive overview of international higher education performance, with over 1200 universities from 78 locations ranked in 48 subject tables and five broad disciplinary tables by QS.
89 departments at IISc, IITs, IIMs and DU, among others, being ranked among the global top-200 list
India is now at 21st position globally, with 20 other national systems having more top-200 departments
Of the total 197 departments at the Indian varsities, 59 improved their position, with only 16 facing a drop. The three top-50 subjects from India were achieved by the University of Delhi at 37th position for development studies