IIT Bombay tops Indian institutes in recent QS rankings

In the QS university rankings released on Thursday, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) is ranked first in India. It is ranked 172 in the world, 20 places lower than it was in 2020. With a global ranking of 185, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore came in second, one spot lower than the previous year.  The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) was ranked third in India, with a global ranking of 193, down from 182 the previous year.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University, and Harvard University are the top three global institutes in the World University Rankings 2021.

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) – 275th rank, was the next Indian institute to make the list, falling from its previous year’s ranking of 271.

With a global ranking of 314, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP) has plummeted from its previous spot.  The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) was ranked 350th the last year. 

The performance of universities was measured using six basic metrics in the QS World University Rankings.

  • Academic reputation (40%)
  • Employer reputation (10%)
  • Faculty/student ratio (20%)
  • Citations per faculty (20%)
  • International faculty ratio (5%)
  • International student ratio (5%)

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