Whether you are a parent or a student, university rankings are often the go-to indicator for whether a prospective college or course is the right one for you or your child's career.
Whether you're searching for the best multidisciplinary universities or the best technical universities; located in the north, south, east or west of India; or just curious about the ever-changing landscape of Indian higher education, THE WEEK-Hansa Research Survey Best Universities in India rankings are an essential guide.
THE WEEK and Hansa Research conducted the Best University Survey 2021 to rank the best multidisciplinary and technical universities in the country. Universities recognised by the UGC, offering full-time postgraduate courses in at least two disciplines, and having graduated at least three postgraduate batches were eligible.
A separate list for emerging universities is included in the report. These are the multidisciplinary universities which have been established in 2010 and thereafter.
A primary survey was conducted with 259 academic experts, spread across 15 cities. They were asked to nominate and rank the top 20 universities in India. Perceptual score for a university was calculated based on the number of nominations by the experts and the ranks they assigned.
For factual data collection, a dedicated website was created and the link was sent to universities. Fifty-nine universities responded within the stipulated time; one was rejected as it did not meet the eligibility criteria. Factual score was calculated using the information collected from universities and other secondary sources on age and accreditation, infrastructure and other facilities, faculty, research and academics, student intake and exposure, and placements (only for technical universities).
Composite score = Perceptual score (out of 400) + factual score (out of 600)
Some universities could not respond to the survey. For these universities, composite score was derived by combining the perceptual score for the university with an interpolated factual score based on their position in the perceptual score list.