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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay climbs in world rankings, remains top university in India

Santosh Digal

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has topped India’s top educational institution as it ranked higher in the latest world university ranking of a United Kingdom-based group.

IITB ranked 152th in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, up 10 notches from 162nd in 2019. 

Other institutes placed were Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) – 182nd, Indian Institute of Science – 184th, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) – 271st, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) – 281st, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)- 291st, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR) – 383rd, University of Delhi – 474th, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) – 491st.

University of Hyderabad placed between 601-650 scores, Jadavpur University – 651-700 scores and Manipal Academy of Higher Education – 701-750 scores.

Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia and O.P. Jindal Global University listed at 751-800 scores.

Aligarh Muslim University, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University), Banaras Hindu University, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, University of Calcutta and University of Mumbai, and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) listed at 801-1000 position.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the world’s top university for the eighth consecutive year. Stanford University and Harvard University place in second and third, while the University of Oxford and the California Institute of Technology round up the top five. QS is a “global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions.” It has published university rankings annually since 2004.