Delhi University Secures Top in QS World University Sustainability Rankings in India
In the QS World University Rankings: Sustainability 2024, 1,397 institutions from 95 countries and territories were evaluated, marking a twofold increase from the previous year's pilot edition. These rankings center on social impact, environmental impact, and governance, providing a holistic framework to assess how universities are tackling global challenges.
QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter emphasized the significant role of Indian universities in addressing climate challenges, highlighting areas of achievement and improvement. While recognizing commendable efforts in certain areas, he pointed out the need for enhanced research capabilities, diversity, and inclusivity to align with India's environmental commitments.
The rankings evaluated universities using three criteria: Environmental Impact, Social Impact, and Governance. India performed exceptionally well in indicators related to Environmental Impact, with four Indian universities securing positions among the top 100 globally in Environmental Sustainability. Leading the nation in this category was the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), which claimed the 49th position worldwide and the tenth highest in Asia.