QS-ERA India Private Limited is a revolutionary joint-venture between QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. of the United Kingdom and India’s ERA Foundation. Conceived as an independent private-sector initiative, QS-ERA brings together the global expertise, experience and reputation of QS, and the deep local knowledge and partnership network of the ERA Foundation. Based in Bangalore, QS-ERA produces the QS I∙GAUGE university and college rating tools, which captures the essence of the dynamic Indian higher education system and conform to international standards and best practices.
QS maintains complete operational control and supervision on the processes. Each rating produced is strictly monitored for quality control by the QS Intelligence Unit in London. This is the same team that produces the authoritative QS World University Rankings (since 2004) and related regional and subject rankings, as well as the globally recognised QS Stars university ratings system. Close supervision by QS IU ensures the independence, quality and integrity of the ratings, leading to their global recognition.
As a not-for-profit organisation, ERA Foundation focuses on educational assessments, ratings and skills development in the Indian higher education sector. As part of this mission ERA Foundation is continuously involved in consultation and cooperation with key higher education stakeholders, including students, policy makers and the private sector. The Foundation is currently most active in higher education entrance exams and produces the popular UniGauge and COMEDK entrance tests. ERA Foundation has lend support in bringing the QS I∙GAUGE brand to India.