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IIT Bombay Makes its Mark in QS World Rankings Top 150

In a remarkable accomplishment for Indian higher education, the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has ranked among the top 150 universities in the recent QS World University Ranking. This is a significant milestone as it’s the first time in eight years that an Indian university has made it into the esteemed top 150 list. Moving up 23 spots from last year, IIT Bombay’s rise to the 149th rank showcases its dedication to academic excellence and research capabilities. This achievement also contributes to the increasing recognition of Indian institutions globally. Let’s look at the QS rankings and other noteworthy highlights

IIT Bombay’s impressive rise in the QS rankings shows that the institute focuses on maintaining high academic standards and encouraging innovation. It’s worth mentioning that the last Indian university to be in the top 150 was IISc Bangalore in 2016, which ranked 147th. This recent achievement by IIT Bombay highlights India’s ability to compete globally. Other Indian institutions have also shown improvement, with IIT Delhi moving from 197 to 174 and IISc securing the 155th position. The University of Delhi also obtained a decent rank at 407. The fact that 45 Indian universities are included in the QS ranking shows that India is becoming more important in global higher education. India is now the seventh most represented country globally and the third in Asia, after Japan and China (Mainland). This achievement demonstrates the progress made by Indian institutions regarding research, reputation, and collaboration with international partners. The rise of Indian universities in global rankings benefits education and strengthens India’s reputation as a centre of knowledge and innovation.

As expected, the top three positions in the 2024 QS rankings are held by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Oxford, and the University of Cambridge. Harvard University closely follows in fourth place, with Stanford completing the top five. These prestigious institutions have consistently demonstrated their academic excellence and influence in shaping global education. Noteworthy achievements include the London School of Economics (LSE) ranking 45th and Trinity College Dublin ranking 81st. It is important to highlight the remarkable performance of the National University of Singapore (NUS), which climbed three spots to enter the top 10 for the first time, becoming the highest-ranked Asian university in the QS rankings

The QS World University Rankings were created by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a well-known ranking agency based in the UK. The 20th edition of the rankings, released this year, considered nine factors to evaluate universities. These factors include the universities’ reputation among academics and employers, the ratio of faculty members to students, the number of citations received by faculty members, the presence of international faculty and students, the extent of international research collaborations, employment outcomes for graduates, and sustainability efforts. It’s important to note that this year, three new indicators were introduced: sustainability, employment outcomes, and international research network, each accounting for 5 percent of the evaluation. These parameters thoroughly assess universities’ performance and their impact on society.

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