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Universities in Australia, India & Pakistan.

Updated on December 20, 2011

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Introduction:

According to the International Journal of Scientometrics, Info metrics And Bibliometrics, the total number of universities in the world is counted to be 17036. The field of global ranking for universities is intensely competitive. The world league is led by the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University and the University of Oxford. There are two methodologies of world university rankings.

a. QS World University Rankings; and

b. Academic Ranking of world universities.

QS World University Rankings is based on the following criteria:

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Judgment Criteria  
Weight  
Academic reputation
40%
Reputation among Employees
10%
Student to Staff Ratio
20%
Citations per Academic staff Member
20%
International Staff
05%
International Students
05%

Academic Ranking

Academic Ranking is based on:

Criteria
Indicator
Code
Weight
Quality of Education
Alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals
Alumni
10%
Quality of Faculty
Staff of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals
Award
20%
 
Highly cited researchers in 21 broad subject categories
HiCiF
20%
Research Output
Papers published in Nature and Science*
N&S
20%
 
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social ScieIndexnce Citation
PUB
20%
Per Capita Performance
Per capita academic performance of an institution
PCP
10%
Total
 
 
100%

AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES:

The total number on Universities in Australia is 42 out of which 38 are public universities while remaining 04 are private universities.

FIVE Australian universities have been rated among the world’s top 50. Eight Australian institutions made it into the top 100 – 23 are in top 500 – in the QS World University Rankings released on 5th of Sep 2011.

Top of the local league was Australian National University, ranked 26 in the world, followed by the University of Melbourne at 31.

Australia’s worst fall was registered by Flinders University, down 48 rankings to 299 globally. It was among the group of 13 whose rankings dropped, while nine institutions improved over past year. The University of South Australia showed the best improvement with a jump of 25 places.

Overall something like 60 % of Australian universities is in the top 500 that shows the strength of the Australian system by world standards. The good news for Australia is that it performs very well on both rankings and the Australian universities conform to what some call the global university model. The area of traditional weakness weakness for Australia in the QS rankings is student-to-staff ratios


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Australia's Top University
Australia's Top University
National Rank
University
2011
2010
 
1
ANU
25
20
 
2
Melbourne
31
38
 
3
Sydney
38
37
 
4
UQ
48
43
 
5
UNSW
49
46
 
6
Monash
60
61
 
7
UWA
73
89
 
8
Adelaide
92
103
 
9
Macquarie
211
220
 
10
RMIT
228
224
 
11
UniSA
256
281
 
12
Curtin
258
274
 
13
QUT
267
289
 
14
UTS
268
257
 
15
Wollongong
269
267
 
16
NewCastle
291
256
 
17
Flinders
299
251
 
18
La Trobe
317
286
 
19
UTas
343
320
 
20
Griffith
346
323
 

PAKISTANI UNIVERSITIES:

The total number of universities in Pakistan is 132 out of which 73 are public universities while 59 are private universities. However only 127 out of 132 are functional according to the latest survey and remaining 5 are no longer functional.

According to the QS rankings released on 5th Sep 2011, the top university in Pakistan is the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) with a global ranking of 366.

Other than that Pakistan does not have any other university among the top 500 in the QS ranking. However the Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS), UET Lahore, and the University of Lahore fall within the bracket 551-600 among the QS Rankings.

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Pakistan does not have any university among the top 500 except NUST.


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Pakistan's Top University
Pakistan's Top University

QS RANKING:

National Rank
Name
World Rank
01
NUST
366
2-4
LUMS
551-600
2-4
UET Lahore
551-600
2-4
University of Karachi
551-660

INDIAN UNIVERSITIES:

The total number of universities in India is recorded to be 481 out of which 254 are state universities, 130 are deemed institutes, 58 are private universities and 39 are central universities.

According to the QS Rankings India has got 7 universities among the top 500 with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)leading the ladder having a global ranking of 218.

In the Academic Ranking of World’s Universities, Indian institute of Science is the only one among the top 500 and has a global ranking between 301-400.

QS RANKING

LUMS E egnd the University of Lahore fall within the bracket 551-600 among the QS Rankings.


According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Pakistan does not have any university among the top 500 except NUST.

Indiam Top University
Indiam Top University

QS RANKING:

National Rank
Name of Institute
World Rank
1
India institute of Technology(IIT) Delhi
218
2
IIT Bombay
225
3
IIT Madras
281
4
IIT Kharagpur
311
5
University of Delhi
371
6
IIT Roorkee
401-450
7
University of Mumbai
451-500

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