QS World University Ranking: IIT Bombay emerged as top university among other Indian institutes

QS World Universities Ranking 2019

QS World University Ranking has been published. In the recently released ranking report, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT B) has emerged as India’s top university, rising to the tenth position. According to the QS ranking report, IIT Bombay’s rise in ranking is attributed to improvements in its research performance.

As per the report, 23 Indian institutes featured in the 16th edition of the QS World University Ranking among which IIT Bombay bagged the rank 152nd while IIT Delhi and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, ranked 182 and 184 respectively in the global top 200 ranks.

Speaking on the development, Ben Sowter, QS Research Director said, “While this new edition of the QS World University Rankings shows that the Indian Higher Education system is making progress in some key areas, the sector requires more substantial, sustained and strategic investments both in research and education. Experts deem the current budget inadequate for a country with incredible potential and great ambitions.

Best institute for second consecutive year

IIT Bombay has emerged as the best institute of the country for the second consecutive year. Earlier, in 2018 IIT Bombay has moved significantly up from 179th rank to 162nd rank in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in 2018. Overall, the Institution had improved on its 2018 performance by 17 places.

Where other institute stands?

In comparison to the last year, four of the 23 Indian institutes have improved their position while seven dropped in rank. Meanwhile, OP Jindal Global is the only new entrant from India in 2019 year. IISc Bangalore has achieved the world’s second-best score for research impact, adjusted for faculty size, according to the ranking. Further, the institute has achieved a perfect score of 100/100 for QS’s Citations per Faculty metric. Following which is the first Indian institution ever to see its research cited more than 100,000 times in a five-year period.

What needs to be noted is that IISc Bangalore, which was India’s second-best institute last year, has been overtaken by IIT Delhi in 2019 QS ranking.

However, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was named the world’s best for a record eighth consecutive year in QS ranks.

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