QS World Rankings: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) – two eminent central universities in India, have retained their place in the list of top 50 universities in the country with improved rank, according to the 2021 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released Wednesday.
Jamia Millia Islamia has ranked among 751-800 best varsities in the world whereas Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has ranked among 801-1000 best varsities in the world.
This is the same rank the two universities had achieved in QS World 2020 Rankings. However, what is significant is that they have improved their rankings among India’s top universities.
Jamia Millia Islamia had ranked 28 in 2020. This year QS World University Rankings has placed Jamia Millia Islamia at 21st place in India. Jamia’s BRICS ranking is 125 and its rank among Asian universities is 192.
The QS World University Rankings 2021 also says Research Output of Jamia Millia Islamia is “Very High”.
About Jamia Millia Islamia
Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988.
Here is how QS World University Rankings has introduced Jamia Millia Islamia:
The story of its growth from a small institution in the pre-independence India to a central university located in New Delhi—offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas—is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of a people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step.
They “built up the Jamia Millia stone by stone and sacrifice by sacrifice,” said Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on the other hand has ranked among 801-1000 best varsities in the world. Like Jamia, AMU too has improved its India ranking to 31 from last year’s 33.
AMU BRICS ranking is 138 and QS WUR Subject Ranking is 301-350. The QS World University Rankings says Research Output of the AMU is “High”.
About Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a public central university, originally established by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and his friends as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875. The Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University in 1920.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) occupies a unique position amongst universities and institutions of higher learning in the country. It was established in 1920, and evolved out of the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College) which was set up in 1877 by the great visionary and social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmad khan.
From its very inception, it has kept its door open to the members of all communities and from all corners of the country and the world. The Aligarh Muslim University is the realization of a vision which was broad, far- reaching and realistic.
QS World Rankings: India’s Top Universities
The three Indian universities in the list of world’s top 200 universities are Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IISc have retained their place among world’s top 200 universities in 2021 but with a lesser rank as compared to 2020.
Out of the 20 “Institution of Eminence” (IOE) selected by the Indian government, only 13 found a place in the QS World University Rankings 2021.
QS World Rankings: World’s Top 10 universities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has ranked 1st, Stanford University has ranked 2nd and Harvard University has ranked 3rd. All the three top universities are from the United states.
California Institute of Technology United States has ranked 4, University of Oxford has ranked 5, ETH Zurich Siwss Federal Institute of Technology Switzerland has ranked 6 and University of Cambridge has ranked 7.
The other three universities among World’ Top 10 best are Imperial College London (8th rank), University of Chicago (9th rank) and UCL United Kingdom (10th rank).
In other parts of the world, King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) Jeddah has ranked 143 in 2021 a jump from 186 in the world ranking in 2021.
On the other hand, King Saud University (KSU) Riyadh which has ranked 281 in 2021, is ranked 287 in QS World University Rankings 2021.