IIT-Bombay tops India’s educational institutions in the inaugural QS World University Rankings: Sustainability released today. A total of 15 Indian universities made the list with Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) appearing in the 281-300 range, followed by IIT-Delhi (rank 321-340) and Jawaharlal University Nehru in third place. range (361-380).
QS World University Rankings: The Sustainability Ranking is a new framework for assessing how universities are taking action to address the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues.
This year, experts evaluated more than 1,300 higher education institutions that meet specific eligibility requirements, of which 700 appeared on the final ranking list.
The fourth rank has been saved for the University of Delhi, which is in the rank range of 381-400, and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) is in the fifth position (451-500).
Other Indian universities featured in the list are Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Aligarh Muslim University, Jadavpur University, Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), Banaras Hindu University, Birla Institute of Technology. and Science Pilani, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).
Globally, the University of California, Berkeley (from the United States) has taken the lead in sustainability, achieving top scores in both the environmental impact and social impact categories, each contributing 50 per percent of the overall score. It is followed by two Canadian institutions, the University of Toronto (second) and the University of British Columbia (third).
Other universities appearing in the top 10 are the University of Edinburgh, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) and the University of Sydney in fifth place, the University of Tokyo, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Yale and the University of Auckland.
The United States dominates the ranking with 135 universities ranked (19.2% of the total), while the United Kingdom is the second most represented country, with 67 universities ranked (9.5%). Germany is the third best represented globally, with 39 universities, followed by China with 37 and Australia with 33.