There is no doubt that rankings have become an imperative part of the tertiary education landscape, both globally and locally. Unquestionably, rankings now play a big role in shaping the opinions of current and potential students, parents, employers, and government about the quality of the educational institutions.
A university’s position in world rankings is more important than the quality of teaching it offers if graduates want to find work, say the majority of students. QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings (QS-WUR) – an annual publication of university rankings, are primarily based on criterion such as the reputation of universities among researchers and employers, in addition to citation frequency and internationalization. The QS ranking is based on five indicators:
- Academic reputation
The highest weighting of any metric is allotted to an institution’s Academic Reputation score. Expert opinions in the higher education space, on teaching and research quality, are taken into consideration. It is now deemed as the world’s largest survey of academic opinion.
- Employer Reputation
The Employer Reputation metric asks employers to identify those institutions from which they source the most proficient, inventive, efficient graduates. The QS Employer Survey is also the world’s largest of its kind.
- Faculty/Student Ratio
Teaching quality is typically cited by students as the metric of utmost importance when evaluating institutions using a ranking. It assesses if the institutions are able to provide students with meaningful access to lecturers and tutors, as well as reduces the teaching burden on each student.
- Citations per faculty
Teaching is one key pillar of an institution’s undertaking. Another is research output. Here, the institutional research quality is measured using the Citations per Faculty metric. To calculate it, the total number of citations received by all papers produced by an institution across a five-year period by the number of faculty members at that institution is gauged.
- International faculty ratio/International student ratio
A famed university demonstrates an ability to attract faculty and students from across the world, which is why it possesses a strong international brand portfolio. It also provides both students and staff alike with a multinational environment, promoting an exchange of best practices and beliefs.
For any student and any subject, the immediate factor of influence is the teaching environment: what it is like to learn at the university. The rankings are based on a strong belief that the quality of teaching at a university is itself predicated on the quality of its research: knowledge production and knowledge transfer at the university.
Hence, in addition to The World University Rankings, six individual subject rankings allow you to delve deeper across different disciplines: Arts and Humanities; Clinical, Pre-clinical, and Health; Engineering and Technology; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The 13 performance indicators are the same, but the weighting of each indicator is adjusted for the particular features and priorities of the discipline.
The QS Graduate Employability Rankings is arguably the most extensive attempt to make a global comparison of the employability results achieved by higher education institutions. This is the newest in the QS rankings portfolio, and, perhaps, the most innovative one. It is an exercise designed to provide the world’s students with a unique tool by which they can compare university performance in terms of graduate employability outcomes and prospects.
In a remarkable achievement, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) broke into the QS University World Rankings 2018, as one of the best private Indian university. Overall among the Indian Universities, SI (DU) is in the 144th position. In this year’s ranking, over 950 universities from 84 countries have been ranked. SI (DU) is a popular study destination and is globally recognized for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and a wide range of innovative courses.
Our institutes across the 7 faculties of Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health & Biomedical Sciences, Media, Communication & Design, Humanities & Social Sciences and Engineering, bring high content programmes with a multi-disciplinary approach. Our primary objective is to build a better future. In keeping with this, the University offers a variety of programs under its seven faculties – Graduate, Post Graduate & Research levels.
When you study at QS ranked institute such as SI (DU), you gain the following benefits:
- Knowledge, skills, confidence and experience to help you make your world better
- A QS association makes you attractive in the eyes of future employers and increases your earning potential
- Professional skills and knowledge relevant to your future career
- Valuable employability skills improving your job prospects
- Hands-on experience in your potential future career
Studying at SI (DU) means extraordinary experiences and achieving more than you ever thought possible. It’s the first step towards a career that could take you anywhere in the world. Learn from outstanding teachers who will push you to achieve your best. Make your home in a unique city that will inspire you to perform to your fullest.