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New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has been ranked the “world’s top research university,” in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings 2022, an annual publication of university rankings.
“According to the Citations Per Faculty (CPF) indicator, when universities are adjusted for faculty size (the size of the institution is taken into account for calculating the CPF), IISc Bangalore is the world’s top research university, achieving a perfect score of 100/100 for this metric,” a press statement issued by QS stated.
Citations per faculty is one of the six broad parameters on which the QS rankings are based and measures research impact. It divides the total number of citations received by a university’s research papers over a five-year period by the number of faculty at an institution.
Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director for QS Intelligence Unit in Middle East, North Africa & South Asia told ThePrint that this is the first time that any Indian institute has scored a 100 in research or any other parameter.
In overall rankings, however, IISc has been judged the third best institution in India, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and Delhi being in first and second positions, respectively. All three Indian institutions have made it among the top 200 in the world, according to the rankings released Wednesday.