IIT Bom­bay Climbs 17 Places, Among Top 200 Uni­ver­si­ties in the World

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Seven IITs, the coun­try’s premier en­gi­neer­ing in­sti­tutes are on the list of the top 500 uni­ver­si­ties of the world. The QS World Univer­sity Rank­ings re­port re­leased on Wed­nes­day night has brought good news for the In­dian academia. At 162, IIT Bom­bay has moved up 17 places since last year’s rank­ings.

In­dian In­sti­tute of Sci­ence, Ban­ga­lore, is at sec­ond af­ter IIT Bom­bay, at rank­ing 170. IIT Delhi which led the list of In­dian uni­ver­si­ties has been dis­placed by IIT Bom­bay and IISc, Ban­ga­lore in the 2019 QS rank­ings.

While IIT Bom­bay and IIT Delhi are in the top 200 of the elite club of uni­ver­si­ties in the world, the other IITs at Madras, Kan­pur, Kharag­pur, Roor­kee and Guwa­hati have found a place in the top 500.

Other in­sti­tutes like the In­dian in­sti­tute of tech­nol­ogy Kan­pur and In­dian in­sti­tute of tech­nol­ogy Kharag­pur have jumped 10 and 13 spots re­spec­tively in the lat­est rank­ing.

The global rank­ings re­main dom­i­nated by Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute Tech­nol­ogy (MIT) , Stan­ford Univer­sity, Har­vard Univer­sity and Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tute Tech­nol­ogy all main­tain­ing their top 4 spots. MIT has bagged the top spot for a record sev­enth year straight.

QS world Univer­sity rank­ing are taken out by ed­u­ca­tion an­a­lysts QS Quacquarelli Sy­monds ev­ery year. The rank­ings are eval­u­ated on six dif­fer­ent met­rics, which in­clude Aca­demic rep­u­ta­tion, Em­ployer rep­u­ta­tion, fac­ulty/ stu­dent ra­tio, Ci­ta­tions per fac­ulty, In­ter­na­tional fac­ulty ra­tio and the In­ter­na­tional stu­dent ra­tio.

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