Bengaluru has been rated as the best city in India for students by the QS Student City ranking 2018, in which London topped the global list. The ranking framework assessed universities on the basis of performance of universities, employers hiring, affordability of city, desirability, quality of life, and the diversity of student body, reported Indian Express.
The 2019 global rankings of 120 top student cities released here on Wednesday include four Indian cities: Bengaluru (81st), Mumbai (85th), Delhi (113th) and Chennai (115th).
Bengaluru is home to several institutions, including the Indian Institute of Science that has increasingly figured in global rankings in recent years. The rankings are also informed by feedback from over 87,000 current and prospective international students.
“Our ranking looks at cities that are attractive to students and in particular, to the international ones. As India’s main priority is to meet its domestic, rapid growth access to higher education, some of our criteria penalize the Indian megalopolis featured,” said Ben Sowter, research director at QS.
“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 told PTI.