Indian universities have proudly made their debut in in the top 200 of the Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) World University 2015-16 rankings. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has taken the top spot among Indian institutes, bagging the 147th rank, whereas IIT Delhi has come in at 179th place, up from the 235th spot last year. The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee also congratulated the two universities on his Facebook page.
Overall, there are 14 Indian institutes in the QS World University rankings, including IISc, Bangalore , IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur.
University of Delhi, IIT Guwahati and University of Mumbai are on the list as well, but not in the top 400.
This is the 12th edition of QS’ annual ranking of the world’s top universities, which uses six performance indicators to assess institutions’ global reputation, research impact, staffing levels and international complexion.
In the overall rankings, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) retains the top spot for the fourth year running. Harvard University moves up two places to rank second, followed by the University of Cambridge and Stanford University in joint third.