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QS World University Rankings 2025: IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi among the Top 150; MIT Topped the list

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QS World University Rankings 2025 MIT Bags 1st Position, IIT Bombay, Delhi in Top 150According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2025, the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Bombay, Mumbai (Maharashtra) and IIT Delhi, New Delhi (Delhi) are the only two Indian Institutes featured among the top 150 Universities on the ranking.

  • IIT-B has retained its position as the best higher education Institute in India, with global ranking of 118th in the list.  IIT Delhi has improved its rank from 197th (in 2024) to 150th position (in 2025).
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, the United States of America (USA) has topped the list globally for the 13th time (2012 and from 2014 to 2025).
  • MIT is followed by Imperial College London, the United Kingdom (UK)  at the 2nd position and The University of Oxford (UK) and Harvard University (USA) at 3rd and 4th position respectively.

About QS World University Rankings 2025:

i.QS World University Rankings 2025, the 21st edition the annual ranking of universities based on eight key indicators.  This edition features 1500 universities across 105 Higher education systems.

ii.With 197 universities, the USA has the most representation on the 2025 rankings followed by UK with 90 universities and Mainland China with 71 universities.

iii.India with 46 universities, is the 7th most represented country in the list and 3rd in Asia.

Top 5 Universities:

RankName of the UniversityLocationOverall Score
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Cambridge (USA)100
2Imperial College London
London, UK
London, (UK)98.5
3University of OxfordOxford, (UK)96.9
4Harvard UniversityCambridge, (USA)96.8
5University of CambridgeCambridge, (UK)96.7

Top 5 Indian Institutes:

Indian RankName of the UniversityLocationGlobal Rank
1IIT BombayMumbai, Maharashtra118
2IIT DelhiNew Delhi, Delhi150
3Indian Institute of Science (IISc)Bengaluru, Karnataka211
4IIT KharagpurKharagpur, West Bengal222
5IIT  MadrasChennai, Tamil Nadu227

India Specific:

i.Out of 46 Indian universities featured in the list, 61% of them has improved their rankings.

iii.IIT Delhi(ranked 150th ), University of Delhi (ranked 328th ) and Anna University (ranked 383rd), are the only 3 Indian Universities among the Top 400 universities of the list.

iii.Indian universities which improved their ranking compared to previous year includes, IISc Bengaluru (from 225th to 211th ),  IIT Kharagpur (271st  to 222nd ) and IIT Madras (285th to 227th).

iv.IIT Kanpur slipped to 6th position among the top 10 Indian universities in the latest rankings despite improvement in its ranking from 278th (2024) to 263rd (2025).

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Bagged the “Rising Star” Award in QS World Rankings

Delhi based Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), formerly known as Indraprastha University (IP university or IPU), has bagged the prestigious “Rising Star” award from the QS World Ranking.

  • The university received the honour in recognition of its significant improvement among the Indian Institutions in last one year.
  • The award was presented by Ben Sowter, Senior Vice President of QS at QS EduData Summit 2024 held in Washington D.C. (USA).
  • In QS Rankings 2025, the ranking of IP University jumped significantly from 1001-1200 category (2024) to 1401+ position (2025).