Chennai, Tamil Nadu: SRM University has been awarded a 4-star rating by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a leading global higher education company with over 250 employees across 5 continents spanning over 25 languages. Only two universities in India have achieved this feat earlier and 50 universities all over the world. In addition to winning the 4-star award overall, SRM University has been awarded the maximum 5-star rating on Teaching, Employability and Inclusiveness.

SRM University, Four Star rating, Quacquarelli Symonds (‘QS’)
Dr Augustin ( Principle cordinator) , Dr Muthutamilchelvam, Director E & T, (SRM University,) Dr P.Sathyanaryan, President (SRM University), Mr Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director - Middle East & Africa, QS, Dr TP Ganesan,Pro VC, (SRM university), Dr N.Sethuraman, Registrar, (SRM university)

QS is best known for publishing the QS World University Rankings – the world’s most popular university ranking system.  In addition to ranking, QS also carries outQS Stars’ rating which allows students to get a wider picture of an institution’s qualities, looking at everything from the employability of graduates, to sports facilities and community engagement. It is designed to reflect the nuanced mission of universities and the needs of students who may be interested in things other than those to which traditional rankings are necessarily limited.

The system evaluates universities across a wide range of important performance indicators as set against pre-established international standards. By covering a broader range of criteria than any world ranking exercise, QS Stars shines a light on both excellence and diversity of the rated institution.

QS Stars audit evaluates an institution on over 50 different indicators, and awards universities between 1 and 5 + stars over 8 wider fields, as well as an overall rating. The broad parameters under which a university is audited by QS are:

  1. Teaching
  2. Employability
  3. Research
  4. Internationalization
  5. Facilities
  6. Innovation
  7. Inclusiveness
  8. Specialist Program

Based on the above parameters, QS awards an overall rating as well. The process takes around 8-10 months once the university decides to subject itself to the rigorous audit by QS.

For SRM University, the process started in December 2016. SRM University has now joined the prestigious group of universities in the world. QS was formed in 1989 in Pennsylvania. It has the largest coverage of universities and it is one of the benchmarks for universities in India. Mr. Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director, Middle East & Africa, QS, said, QS Asian ranking will be published soon.