Published: 06th March 2019
IIT-Delhi leads at 172 in global ranking of top 300 universities, five more make it to the list
IIT Kanpur, which secured the fifth rank in the country and 283rd in the world also moved up by 10 ranks from last year
Six Indian institutes have secured a spot in the list of top 300 world universities, according to the recently released QS World University Rankings 2018.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has for the first time made it to the list of the world’s top 300 universities. In the rankings, IIT-Bombay has jumped from its position of 219 in 2017 rankings to 179, joining IIT Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in the league of the top 300 institutes of the world.
While IIT Delhi has moved up from last year’s 185th rank to 172nd this time, the IISc has climbed up 38 places from 190th last year to occupy the 152nd spot. It is the first time in over a decade that three of the country’s universities have made it to the top 200.
IIT Kanpur, which secured the fifth rank in the country and 283rd in the world also moved up by 10 ranks from last year showing a significant improvement. IIT Kharagpur is at 295 without any change from last year’s rank.
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) WUR, which is a British agency, ranks higher educational institutes, compares top universities in the world based on six performances parametres across sectors like research, teaching, employability and internationalism, with a considerable 40 points weightage to the institute’s stature.
Internationally, the top three institutes remain unbeatable with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and Harvard University securing first, second and third rank respectively. Among the top five, Oxford University replaced the University of Cambridge for the fifth rank.
According to the QS ranking, a number of 26,000 universities were surveyed globally. Overall 20 Indian institutions have been included in the ranking table this year, six more than in 2017 that has a list of the world's 959 top universities, as per the QS ranking website.