NTU and NUS’s engineering courses hits top 10, University of Mumbai not ranked

IDA says University of Mumbai is a "reputable" university.

In the latest 2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject released today (29 April), QS has ranked a few of the engineering courses in NUS and NTU among top 10 in the world.

These annual subject rankings are based on surveyed opinions of 85,062 academics and 41,910 employers, alongside analysis of 17.3 million research papers and over 100 million citations.

A total of 3,551 universities were evaluated and 835 institutions with at least one subject in the top 200 were ranked.

NUS has been placed among the world’s 10 best universities for 4 engineering and 7 science and arts courses:


• Engineering – Civil & Structural (3rd in the world)

• Engineering – Chemical (5th)

• Engineering – Electrical & Electronic (6th)

• Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing (8th)

Science And Arts

• Materials Science (6th)

• Built Environment (6th)

• Chemistry (7th)

• Biological Sciences (8th)

• Linguistics (8th)

• Geography (9th)

• Environmental Sciences (10th)

NUS also made the top 50 worldwide for a total of 30 subjects. It is also the best-performing Asian university, topping the list of universities outside the UK and US with the most number of subjects placed in the top 10 ranking.

NTU, on the other hand, has 3 courses ranked among the global top 10 with its Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 7th, just 1 notch after NUS:

• Engineering – Electrical & Electronic (7th)

• Education (2nd)

• Material Sciences (8th)

Altogether, NTU also had 18 subject fields that were ranked in world’s top 50.

So, in terms of the Electrical & Electronic engineering courses in NUS and NTU, both were ranked top 10 in the world , even beating universities like Imperial College, Oxford, Caltech etc:

NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “Our strong performance in the latest subject rankings is a testament to the powerful commitment of our talented professors and graduates to excellence, and the contributions they have been making.”

NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson added, “Academics and employers worldwide have clearly taken notice of the high quality of NTU graduates and programmes. NTU will continue to innovate and implement new initiatives in our programmes to enrich our students’ learning experiences.”

IDA says University of Mumbai a “reputable university”

In the recent saga of IDA defending one of its staff for getting an MBA from a degree mill, IDA said that her Bachelor’s degree is from a reputable university and she was recruited based on the Bachelor degree (‘IDA says University of Mumbai is a ‘reputable university’‘). Her MBA was “not a relevant certificate for her position in IDA”, it added.

The said staff actually graduated from University of Mumbai with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication in 2001:

However, upon checking on QS website, the ranking for the Electrical and Electronic engineering course at University of Mumbai was no where to be found.

In fact, for Electrical and Electronic engineering courses in India, QS only ranked IIS and IITs among the top 300:

It’s not known why IDA insisted that University of Mumbai has a “reputable” Electrical and Electronic engineering course.

Why do you think IDA thinks that University of Mumbai is a “reputable” university?

This was reproduced with permission from editors of TR Emeritus.


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