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IISc, IIT-D in top 200 in QS World University Rankings 2015-16

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India has made its debut in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) list of top 200 universities globally. The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore(IISc) and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) have been placed 147 and 179 respectively in the QS World University Rankings for 2015-16.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) retains the top spot in the QS World University Rankings for the fourth year running. Harvard is at second position.

  • This is the 12th edition of QS’s annual ranking of the world’s top universities.
  • QS uses six performance indicators to assess institutions’ global reputation, research impact, staffing levels and international complexion.
  • A total of 82 countries are represented in the QS World University Rankings this year, with the largest shares claimed by the US (154)

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi for figuring in the top 200 in a global university ranking to boosts the morale of the academic community.

QS World University Rankings 2015-16

–        IIT-D has improved its position from the previous year’s rank of 235; IISC Bangalore is a new entry in the ranking list. In the list of Top 300 are
IIT-Bombay         202
IIT-Madras          254
IIT-Kanpur           271
–        According to the QS list, there are 14 Indian institutions in the World University Rankings and half of them are among the global 400.