QS rankings: IIT-Bombay ranked the best Indian institute in the country

With 152nd rank, IIT-Bombay has jumped 10 places after it 162nd rank last year. The educational institution was ranked the country's topmost university for the second time


IIT-Bombay is one of the most prestigious institutes across the country and is renowned for its high educational standards. The institute has been awarded and recognised by various organisations on several occasions. Accordingly, IIT-Bombay has managed to emerge as the country's best university for the second consecutive year as it rose ten places in the 2019 QS World University Ranking.       

23 Indian institutes were included in the sixteenth edition of the QS World University Ranking in which IIT Bombay (152), IIT Delhi (182) and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (184) have been ranked in the global top 200.  

Four of the 23 Indian institutes improved their position and seven dropped in rank, compared to last year. OP Jindal Global is the only new entrant from India this year. 

The rise in IIT Bombay's ranking can be attributed to improvements in its research performance. It now ranks 184 in the world in the Citations per Faculty indicator, and its faculty’s research impact ranks above the global average. 

More importantly, its research performance is improving faster than the global average as the university research increased its average five-year citations impact by 30 per cent, the global average grew 10 per cent. 

The list is prepared by global higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds, QS and it ranks the world’s top 1,000 universities, in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was named the world’s best for a record eighth consecutive year.

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