Indian Institute of technology Bombay (IIT-B) has climbed 17 places to bag the 162nd spot of the QS World University Ranking 2019, closely followed by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) that has jumped 20 places and now sits at the 170th spot.
Both the IIT-B and IISc were placed behind Indian institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) in the previous years ranking which were 179, 190 and 172 respectively. IIT-D has however not made any headway.
The latest edition of the rankings has 9 Indian universities featured in the top 500 and 24 in the top 1,000. In the 2018 rankings 20 Indian unviersities featured.
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. 7 of the 9 Indian institutes featured in the top 500 are IIT’s, University of Delhi too has made the cut.