For the first time in 14 years India had three institutes in the list of world’s top 200 universities. The three institutes led by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, have made its place in the top 200.
IIT Delhi has replaced the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2018, with IIT-Bombay being the new entrant.
Delhi Institute’s ranking from 172nd position to 159, while IISc dropped from 152 to 190 by the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2018 upgrading. IIT Bombay jumped to 40 spots to reach the top 200 club. The Bengaluru institute has dropped in its ranking for the second year in the row.
The MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) topped the list for the six consecutive year, the Stanford University and Harvard University occupies the second and third positions, which have retained their positions for two years. The California Institute of Technology and University of Cambridge takes the spots in fourth and fifth positions.
“This year’s results indicate that India is home to three of the world’s top 200 universities for the first time since QS’s inaugural rankings in 2004. Furthermore, IIT Delhi replaces IISc Bangalore as India’s highest-ranked university for the first time since both universities were ranked together,” Mint quoted an email from the ranking agency.
IISc has dropped 38 places in 2018 ranking. It ranks sixth in the world for QS’s Citations per Faculty metrics meaning its research papers are citied well globally.
“However, there is still plenty of room for improvement, especially in the employers reputation indicator, suggesting that a closer collaboration between the corporate world and the leading universities is essential. India is also less competitive than other countries in the international students and faculty indicators, which makes perfect sense giving the huge internal demand for higher education,” said Sowter, adding that India’s top institutions will gain further ground, “gravitating steadily towards the Top 150”.
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