IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi best Indian institutes in QS World Rankings

IIT Bombay emerged India's best for the second consecutive year

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has once again emerged as the top Indian institute in the QS World University Ranking 2020. Ranked at 152, IIT Bombay has improved its position by ten places compared to the 2018 QS World University Ranking.

Among Indian institutes, IIT Bombay was followed by IIT-Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore at 182nd and 184th position, respectively. The three premium institutes are the only Indian ones in the top 200 rankings. Improved research performance catapulted IIT Bombay to improve its performance this year, QS rankings observed in its report. 

“It is a matter of great pride that IIT Bombay, Delhi and IISc Bangalore have been included in the top 200 institutions in the prestigious QS ranking of the world,” tweeted HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Notably, while four of the 23 Indian institutes featured in the rankings improved their position, seven dropped in their ranks, compared to last year. OP Jindal Global is the only new entrant from India this year.

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Five of the top 10 universities in the 16th edition of the QS World Ranking are based in US. For the eighth year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the global list of the 2019 QS World Ranking.

While Stanford University emerged the second, Harvard University and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) stood at third and fourth position in the list, respectively. Among Asian universities, National University of Singapore emerged the top at 11th position.