IIT-Bombay tops Indian institutions in QS World University rankings

23 Indian varsities in top 1,000 list; OP Jindal Global University is new entrant

Updated - June 22, 2019 12:28 pm IST

Published - June 19, 2019 03:27 pm IST - NEW DELHI

File photo of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. IISc achieved a perfect 100 in the citations per faculty indicator.

File photo of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. IISc achieved a perfect 100 in the citations per faculty indicator.

IIT-Bombay has been ranked India’s best university for the second year in a row , gaining a global ranking of 152 in the QS World University Rankings for 2020. Two other Indian universities — IIT Delhi (182) and the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (184) — have also cracked the top 200.

There are a total of 23 Indian institutions in the top 1,000. While most are government-funded universities, five are privately funded.

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education, which falls within the 701-750 ranking band, is the top private university in the country. The O.P. Jindal Global University, founded in 2009, is the only new entrant in the list this year, ranking in the 751-800 band.

“It is a matter of great pride that IIT Mumbai, Delhi, and IISc, Bangalore, have been included in the top 200 institutions of the prestigious QS global rankings,” said Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, in a tweet congratulating the top institutions. “We are determined to strengthen educational excellence and take other Indian institutions to the top.”

Indian science and technology institutions funded by the government scored high in terms of citations per faculty, with the IISc, Bengaluru, achieving a perfect 100 in that indicator. For private institutions on the list, on the other hand, it was other indicators such as teacher-student ratio, and international faculty and student populations that propelled them to the top.

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