The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, has been ranked as India’s top university among top 200 global universities, according to the QS World University Rankings 2021. The other two Indian institutes in top 200 are Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and IIT Delhi.
The global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds released the seventeenth edition of the QS World University Rankings on wednesday, in which 26 Asian universities place among the global top-100 – the highest number ever.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of the United States is ranked as the world’s best university for a record-breaking ninth consecutive year, followed by Stanford University (USA) and Harvard University (USA) taking the second and third ranks. California Institute of Technology took the fourth spot while the UK’s Oxford University took fifth place in the ranking.
National University of Singapore (11th) is ranked as Asia’s top university and this year China’s Tsinghua University reaches a new all-time high and ranked at 15th position.
|QS World University Rankings 2021: Global Top 20|
|1||1||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||USA|
|4||5||California Institute of Technology||USA|
|5||4||University of Oxford||UK|
|7||7||University of Cambridge||UK|
|8||9||Imperial College London||UK|
|9||10||University of Chicago||USA|
|10||8||University College London||UK|
|11||11=||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|13||11=||Nanyang Technological University (NTU)||Singapore|
|14||18=||Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)||Switzerland|
|15||16||Tsinghua University||China (Mainland)|
|16||15||University of Pennsylvania||USA|
|20||20||University of Edinburgh||UK|
Among the Indian institutes to feature in the list, IIT Bombay grabbed the top spot at rank 172 (compared to rank 152 in the last year’s list) while IISc, Bengaluru ranked at the 185th spot (rank 184 in previous year). IIT Delhi ranked 193 (as against rank 182 last year) in the globe.
A total of 21 Indian higher education institutions are in the top 1000. Of the 21, 14 have fallen in rank and only four Universities– IIT-Guwahati, IIT-Hyderabad, OP Jindal University, and Savitribai Phule Pune University have improved their position from previous year ranking. Private Institutes of Eminience – BITS Pilani and VIT are among the four institutions that have been dropped from the top 1,000 universities. Last year, they were ranked in the 801-1000 band.
India at QS World university Rankings 2021
|172||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)|
|185||Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore|
|193||Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)|
|275||Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)|
|314||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)|
|350||Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)|
|383||Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)|
|470||Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)|
|501-510||University of Delhi|
|601-650||Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad|
|651-700||O P Jindal Global University|
|651-700||Savitribai Phule Pune University|
|651-700||University of Hyderabad|
|751-800||Jamia Millia Islamia|
|751-800||Manipal Academy of Higher Education|
|801-1000||Aligarh Muslim University|
|801-1000||Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham|
|801-1000||Banaras Hindu University|
|801-1000||University of Calcutta|
In the QS World University Rankings, the institutes are evaluated on six metrics. These include academic reputation (40 percent weightage), employer reputation (10 percent), faculty/student ratio (20 percent), citations per faculty (20 percent), international faculty ratio/student ratio (5 percent each).
According to the compilers of the rankings, the Indian higher education performs most strongly in measure of research quality but the universities in India are failing to increase academic standing, teaching capacity, and levels of internationalisation.
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