IITs, IISc climbs up to Top 200 university list in QS world ranking.


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In QS World University Rankings Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-D) are ranked in the top 200. Earlier there were 20 universities in top 1000 now the counting has risen to 24 universities.

Now the top most university of India is IIT-B, (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay) as it has risen 17 position from last year to 162, leaving IIT-D, (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi) behind at 172, even the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has left IIT-D behind as it now ranked 170 in world university ranking.

QS rankings done by analyst Quacquarelli Symonds, are considered as most authentic and reliable rankings in the world  sees six of India’s eight top-ranked IITs/IISCs improving their rank, with two remaining stable year-on-year.

“The performance recorded by India’s most unmistakable organizations is symptomatic of a fruitful year for the nation’s advanced education framework. 24 colleges highlight from India. 7 enhance their rank, 9 stay stable, 5 are recently positioned — and just three see their position drop,” said Ben Sowter, QS Research Director.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has been taking several steps to improve the global rankings, especially the world-renowned IITs by providing more funds and launching the Institutes of Eminence scheme under which institutes would be freed from regulatory framework. There’s still work to be done beyond the top universities, according to Sowter.

“Most of India’s other universities are struggling to improve their research impact, relative to global competitors: 12 see their rank for Citations per Faculty drop, while only 7 improve. India’s universities are also struggling to internationalize in an increasingly competitive international education market. 16 of 24 see their International Student Ratio rank drop year-on-year.”



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