Manipal Academy of Higher Education Secures Positions in QS World University Ranking By Subject

Bangalore, March 2, 2018: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), one of India’s leading Higher Education Institutions announced its ascension in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. Under the subject rankings for Medicine, MAHE has seen a remarkable improvement and is currently ranked in the group of 401-450, a leap of 50 positions as compared to last year when it was ranked in the range of 451-500 group. MAHE continues to feature in the ranking range of 251-300 under the Pharmacy and Pharmacology subject ranks in 2018 as well. Last year MAHE was the only private Higher Education Institute from India that was featured in the QS world-ranking list.

The QS WorldUniversity Rankings by Subject ranks the world’s top universities in individualsubject areas, covering 48 subjects as of 2018. The annual QS WorldUniversity Rankings by Subject compares academic reputation, employerreputation, research citations and impact. Each of the subject rankings iscompiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys ofacademics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ internationalreputation in each subject. The second two indicators assess research impact,based on research citations per paper and h-index in the relevantsubject.  These four components are combined to produce the results foreach of the subject rankings, with weightings adapted for each discipline. 

Dr H.Vinod Bhat, ViceChancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education said, “I am delightedto learn about subjectwise ranking for our both Medicine and Pharmacy positionsin the QS World rankings. We have reached a major milestone with thisachievement. Pharmacy & Medicine streams are amongst the strongest pillarsof MAHE with faculty of caliber, students with a passion and a rich pool ofalumni who have contributed to this noteworthy and remarkable achievement. Thefocus will now be on achieving rankings for other schools/streams of MAHE inthe coming year. With world class infrastructure, right faculty ratio,international collaboration and a strong alumni base and ever-growing researchcapability, we will get there very soon.” 

There are atleast three major pre-requirements for institutions to qualify for subject wiseranking -  exceed the minimum required score for the academic and/oremployer reputation indicators, exceed the five-year threshold for number ofpapers published in the given discipline and offer undergraduate or teachpostgraduate programs in the given discipline. 

AboutManipal Group: TheManipal Group is a pioneer in higher education services with a 60-year-oldlegacy of excellence. MAHE has over 33,000 students from 67 different nations live and learn in the sprawlingUniversity town, nestled on a plateau in Karnataka’s Udupi district. It alsohas nearly 2500 faculty and almost 10000 other support and service staff, whocater to the various professional institutions in health sciences, engineering,management, communication and humanities. Manipal Academy of Higher Educationwas the only private university in India to be featured in the QS World Ranking2018 In 2017, Manipal Academy of Higher Education was ranked as 1st amongPrivate University by The Week. Outlook ranked KMC, Manipal as the 3rd amongPrivate Medical institutes and 10th Overall, MIT was ranked 6th in the privatespace and 12th overall, whereas School of Communication was ranked 5th overall.Manipal Academy of Higher Education has sister universities in Dubai,Mangalore, Sikkim, and Jaipur.

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