QS India Summit - Post show report

October 26, 2018 · news


QS organised the inaugural edition of QS India Summit on 15th October in the national capital – New Delhi. The summit witnessed the presence of 140+ institutions from across the length and breadth of the country. The invitees for this included the Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Directors, Heads of IQAC departments, etc from both public and private institutions, as well as dignitaries and officials from various agencies. The Summit was sponsored by The University of Auckland, whose unwavering support helped make this event a grand success.

A special thanks to our partners – QS IGAUGE (Strategic Partner) and Education Promotion Society for India (Association Partner) for all the organizational and logistical support.

The first edition of the annual summit saw the various insightful sessions and a panel discussion that consisted of some of the most eminent and influential names in the field of Indian Higher Education. An exclusive pre-release of 2019 QS BRICS University Rankings and QS India University Rankings was also organized, which was followed by a special workshop conducted by QS IGAUGE on how ratings can be an effective tool for institutional effectiveness and branding.

Session 1

QS BRICS & QS India University Rankings - Deciphered


Session 2

Driving research excellence in India


Session 3

Understanding Academic Reputation of Indian Institutions


Session 4

Road to excellence – Case Study of University of Auckland


Panel Discussion

Building Blocks for Developing Institutions of Eminence



Pre-release of 2019 QS BRICS University Rankings and QS India University Rankings




Ratings as a tool to improve institutional effectiveness and branding





QS India Summit was followed by the launch celebrations of QS BRICS University Rankings 2019 and (first ever) QS India University Rankings 2019. We had a packed audience of 120+ senior university representatives participating from 90+ institutions across the length and breadth of the country.

All the universities that were part of either or both the rankings were invited to be felicitated by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, our chief guest for the evening.

We again congratulate the universities that have featured in the Rankings and are confident that these rankings will provide the necessary impetus to other universities to undertake reforms so that they appear in the subsequent editions of these and other rankings. The universities in India are on the path to greatness and we promise to be an integral part of this profound journey!

Special thanks to Ajman University for their unfailing support in making this event a reality. We would also like to thank Dr Soumitra Dutta for his keynote speech and for sharing his keen insights on innovation in the higher education sector.