The Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru is the new national leader in the QS World University Rankings 2023 released on Thursday which also shows that all Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) improved their standing.
The latest edition of QS World University Rankings features 41 Indian universities, of which 12 improved their positions, 12 remain stable, 10 decline and seven are new entries.
The IISc Bengaluru ranks 155th globally, and is the global leader in the Citations per Faculty (CpF) indicator which QS uses to evaluate the impact of the research produced by universities. It is also the fastest rising South Asian university among the top-200 universities in the QS rankings having climbed 31 places year on year.
IIT Bombay, which was the top Indian university in QS World University Rankings of the previous edition is the second best Indian institution this time and climbed five places globally to reach the 172 rank. The third best Indian university is the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), followed by IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur.
O P Jindal Global University is the top ranked private institutes among Indian universities and moved up from 701-750 ranking band to 651-700 band, followed by Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Amity University.
IISc Bengaluru is the world's top research university, achieving a perfect score of 100/100 for CpF, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee and University of Madras are also global top-50 research institutions.
However, Indian universities struggle with teaching capacity and internationalisation. Thirty of India’s 41 ranked universities have suffered declines in QS’ faculty/ student ratio indicator with only four recording improvements.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is the best-performing local institution for the proportion of international faculty ranking 411 globally and Amity University is the national leader for the proportion of international students, ranking 542 globally.