Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT-Delhi, and IISc Bangalore feature among the top 200. IIT-Bombay with a rank of 177 is the best from India but has fallen five spots from the previous edition of the QS rankings. IIT-Delhi and IISC stood 185th and I86th respectively.
IIT-Madras ranked 255th, improved by 20 ranks and IIT-Kanpur was ranked at 277th, bettering from its 350th spot last time. IIT-Guwahati made its debut among the top 400 this time, with a global rank of 395, better by 75 positions from the previous edition.
IIT-Bombay retained its status as India’s top university for the fourth consecutive year.
“ IIT Delhi has become India’s second-best university, having risen from 193rd to 185th over the last twelve months. It has done so by overtaking the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore),” British ranking agency QS said.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) remains in the top spot for a record 10 years now, while the University of Oxford rose to the second position for the first time since 2006. Stanford University and the University of Cambridge shared the third spot.
Indian universities have made consistent progress in QS’s Academic Reputation (AR) metric: 20 of India’s 35 entrants have improved their AR scores, with only nine witnessing drops. Indian universities have also improved their research impact, relative to global competitors. Seventeen of India’s 35 universities have seen a rise in the Citations per Faculty (CPF) score, the British ranking agency said.
“According to the CPF indicator, when universities are adjusted for faculty size, IISc Bangalore is the world’s top research university, achieving a perfect score of 100/100 for this metric. IIT Guwahati (41st for CPF) is also a top-50 research institution,” the survey said.
Indian universities, however, continue to struggle in QS’s measure of institutional teaching capacity. Twenty-three of India’s 35 universities have suffered declines in QS’s Faculty/Student Ratio indicator.
Jawaharlal Nehru University made its debut in the QS World University Rankings, placed in the 561-570 band. In total, 35 Indian institutions feature in the published table. Of these, seven improved their position, seven saw a decline, 14 retained their spots from last time and seven were new entrants.
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