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QS ‘World University Ranking 2021’ 17th edition; 3 Indian Institutes among top 200

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QS World University Rankings 2021QS ( Quacquarelli Symonds ) is a global education analyst that released the 17th edition of the QS World University Rankings 2021. This year only 3 Indian Institutions were among the top two-hundred ranks 2 IIT’s and IISC. Globally, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), USA continues to be the number one for the 9th year in a row. For the first time more than ever, about 26 Asian Institutions have been featured in the global top 100.

The six QS rankings indicators to qualify for ranking are based on:

i. academic reputation(40% weightage)

ii. employer reputation(10% weightage)

iii. citations per faculty(20% weightage)

iv. faculty/student ratio(20%weightage)

v. international faculty ratio and international student ratio(5% weightage)

Top 5 Global ranking Institutions:

QS World University Rankings 2021 ( TOP 5)
2021 2020      Institution Country
1 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) USA
2 2 Stanford University USA
3 3 Harvard University USA
4 5 California Institute of Technology(Cal Tech) USA
5 4 University of Oxford UK

Indian Institutions

This year only 3 Institutions from India were among the top two-hundred ranks, with IIT’s dominating the list.

Indian Institutes Ranking in Top 200:

  • IIT Bombay with the top spot at rank 172 (152 in 2020)
  • IISc Bengaluru was at the 185th spot (184 in 2020)
  • IIT Delhi was ranked 193 in the globe (182 in 2020)

Other Indian Institutes in the Top 500:

  • IIT Madras at 275th rank
  •  IIT Kharagpur at 314th rank
  •  IIT Kanpur at 350th rank,
  • IIT Roorkee at 383rd rank
  •  IIT Guwahati at 470th rank.

About QS World University Ranking:

QS World University ranking is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics and insight to the global higher education sector it was inaugurated in 2004. It is the worlds most consulted source of comparison on University performance.QS releases the World University Ranking of top 1000 universities every year.
Founder and CEO– Nunzio Quacquarelli
Head office- the United Kingdom