According to QS Quacquarelli Symonds’ annual report on ‘QS Best Student Cities’, Bangalore ranks the best city for students in India.
Of the 120 cities across the world, London tops the list of ‘Best Student City’ globally, followed by Tokyo and Melbourne.
Four Indian cities that made to the ‘QS Best Student Cities’ list, Bangalore is at 81st position, Mumbai (85), Delhi (113) and Chennai (115) position.
Published annually, the QS Best Student Cities ranking showcases the best urban destinations for international students, based on a diverse range of indicators grouped into five key categories. Up to 2016, these categories consisted of: University Rankings, Student Mix, Desirability, Employer Activity and Affordability.
Since 2017, the QS Best Student Cities has also included a category called Student View, based on a survey of students and recent graduates around the world.
To be considered for inclusion, each city must have a population of over 250,000, and be home to at least two universities featured in the most recent QS World University Ranking. For population metrics, the metropolitan area is used where possible. Current calculations suggest that 125 cities qualify for consideration.
QS publishes the QS World University Rankings – one of the world’s most popular university ranking systems.