QS World University Rankings 2017-18: IISc, IIT Bombay & IIT Delhi Among Top 200

Published: | June 08, 2017
QS World University Rankings 2017-18: IISc, IIT Bombay & IIT Delhi Among Top 200
  • In the new QS list, IIT Bombay has been placed in the top 200 club.
  • IIT Delhi has replaced IISc Bangalore as the best-ranked institute in India.
  • QS’s list of the world’s top 959 universities consists a total of 20 Indian institutions.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has released the latest edition of World University Rankings. According to the new list, IIT Bombay has been placed in the top 200 club. Other than this, IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore have already been in the top 200 club. This is the first such edition of QS World University Rankings where India has got 3 of its colleges in the top 200 ranks.

Another development in the latest edition of the rankings is that IIT Delhi has replaced IISc Bangalore as the best-ranked institute in India. The latter has fallen back by over 30 places this year.

Here are the ranks of Indian Universities in Top 200 QS Rankings:

Name of the Institute Rank in 2018 Rank in 2017
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 172 185
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 179 219
Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore 190 152

The improvement in ranks has been encouraging for both IIT-Delhi and IIT-Bombay as the performance in the previous edition was not as good. M Balakrishnan, Deputy Director of IIT Delhi, stated that the ranking has improved but it’s not spectacular. He also added that a big jump is one that helps them get closer to 100.

The director also added that their performance in the research space has improved whit more students enrolled for Ph.D. and scholars to faculty ratio improving with 5 Ph.D. scholars under each faculty member. The Director also informed that the international students enrolled at IIT Delhi have also increased from 75 to 90 approximately.

However, it is a cause of concern for IISc Bangalore as the institute has fallen out of the top 150 club. On the other hand, IISc has been ranked 6th across the globe in terms of ‘citations per faculty’ metric of QS. The metric evaluates a university’s research intensiveness and research impact. According to QS, the number of research papers submitted by IISc were close to 82,000 over a period of five-year.

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The HRD Ministry is also taking initiatives to improve the global rankings of top Indian universities and get then in the top 100 club. The list of the world’s top 959 universities published by QS consists a total of 20 Indian institutions, whereas, last year the list comprised only 14 universities.

Check out the rank of all Indian Universities in the QS Rankings:

Name of the University Rank (band) 2018 Rank (band) 2017
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 264 249
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 293 302
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 308 313
University of Delhi 481-490 501-550
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati 501-550 481-490
Jadavpur University 601-650 Not Ranked in List
University of Hyderabad 601-650 Not Ranked in List
Anna University 651-700 Not Ranked in List
Manipal University 701-750 Not Ranked in List
Banaras Hindu University 801-1000 801-1000
University of Mumbai 801-1000 801-1000
Panjab University 801-1000 801-1000
Birla Institute of Technology and Science 801-1000 Not Ranked in List
University of Pune 801-1000 801-1000
Aligarh Muslim University 800-1000 Not Ranked in List

Research Director at QS, Ben Sowter, talked about the performance of QS and said that India has progressed over the years, especially in terms research. He also added that Indian universities have to work on improving the ‘employer’s reputation’ indicator by collaborating with the corporate world.

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For the sixth continuous year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been given the first spot followed by Stanford University and Harvard University at second and third position respectively.

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