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IIT Delhi replaces IISc Bangalore as highest-ranked Indian institute in QS world university rankings

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For the first time the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi has replaced Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, as the highest-ranked Indian university in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018. 

Indian Universities in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018:

IIT-Delhi ranked 172, which marks an improvement of 13 spots compared to previous year’s rankings. IIT-Bombay jumped by 40 spots and ranked at 179. IISc’s ranking dropped from 152 last year to 190 this year.

  • Although IISc has dropped in this year’s rankings, it still ranks 6th on QS’s Citations per IIT Delhi replaces IISc Bangalore as highest-ranked Indian institute in QS world university rankingsFaculty metrics, which indicates a commendable research intensiveness and research impact of the university.
  • Total 20 Indian institutions were ranked this year as compared to 14 last year.
  • This is the first time that three Indian institutes have featured in Top 200 list.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped QS World University Rankings for the sixth consecutive year.

Top 5 Global Universities as per QS World University Rankings 2018:

Rank Institute Country
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US
2 Stanford University US
3 Harvard University US
4 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) US
5 University of Cambridge UK

Top 10 Indian Universities as per QS World University Rankings 2018

Rank Institution
172 IIT-Delhi
179 IIT-Bombay
190 IISc Bangalore
264 IIT-Madras
293 IIT-Kanpur
308 IIT-Kharagpur
431-440 IIT-Roorkee
481-490 Delhi University
501-550 IIT-Guwahati
601-650 Jadavpur University

It is to be noted that after 400 individual ranks, institutes are placed under groups within the ranking range.

About Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings:

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds.

  • Quacquarelli Symonds(QS) is a British company specialising in education and overseas study.
  • Rankings were first published in year 2004, in partnership with Times Higher Education (THE). From 2010 onwards QS has been publishing the rankings on its own.