New Delhi, August 01: According to the QS Student City ranking 2018, Bengaluru is the best city in India for students. London has topped the global list. The universities were assessed by the ranking framework based on their performance, employers hiring, affordability of city, desirability, quality of life, and the diversity of student body.
Only 2 Indian cities included in global ranking
In the list of top 100 cities for students in the global rankings, only two Indian cities secured spots. The country’s top city was Bengaluru at 81st position, followed by Mumbai at 85th. Bengaluru, the IT capital of India, is also home to the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The national capital, where innumerable students come to take admission, could not make in the list of top 100. Delhi stood at 113th place and Chennai at 115th rank in the global ranking 2018.
Internationally, the second place in the global ranking was secured by Tokyo, followed by Seoul (10th) and Hong Kong (14th).
London emerged as the best city for students for the second consecutive year. “The fact that London has again been ranked the best city in the world in which to be a student is fantastic news – and is no surprise given that London is home to world-leading higher education institutions and a vibrant cultural life. This is further evidenced that London is open to students and talent from around the world,” London mayor Sadiq Khan has been quoted as saying to a national daily.
Showing an increase from 4,545 in 2016-17 to 5,455 in 2017-18, the total number of Indian students coming to study in London registered a hike of twenty per cent in 2017-18. Though, the numbers are still below the mark than could be achieved from a large student market like India. The reason behind that is a less than attractive visa regime, which puts some off from applying to the UK.
“We look forward to welcoming even more international bright minds to the capital to soak up the city’s culture and to take advantage of the many opportunities it offers,” Lalage Clay, Director of Education and Talent at London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency and home of Study London, told a news daily.
QS Global Ranking