IIT-Bombay Leads Among Indian Institutions in QS World University Ranking for Asia 2020, 8 Indian Universities in Top 100
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New Delhi, November 28: In the latest QS World University Rankings for Asia 2020, India has 96 universities ranked among 550 in Asia. The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IITB) has emerged as the best institution in India at 34th rank and is followed by IIT-Delhi (IITD) in the 43rd and IIT-Madras (IITM) in the 50th position. Of the 96 Indian institutions, 20 are new entries. IIT Indore Makes World University Ranking Debut, Overtakes IIT Bombay.

India has 31 institutes among the top 250, of these, 18 dropped compared to last year while 12 gained and one remained stable. In the list, the best performing Indian institution is IIT Bombay which drops to 34th position, one place down compared to last year. It is followed by IIT Delhi and IIT Madras at 43rd and 50th place respectively.

Top 10 Indian Institutions in the QS World University Rankings in Asia 2020

Institution Rank
IIT Bombay 34
IIT Delhi 43
IIT Madras 50
IISc Bengaluru 51
IIT Kharagpur 56
IIT Kanpur 65
University of Delhi 67
IIT Roorkee 90
IIT Guwahati 112
University of Hyderabad 114

The QS Working Ranking Asia 2020 list is dominated by the National University of Singapore followed by Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University China, Peking University (China), Zhejiang University China among others.

“The Indian higher education system has grown exponentially over the past decade. The number of universities has nearly doubled, and the number of colleges has grown by 50 per cent. The sheer scale of this development is awe-inspiring. Nevertheless, the domestic demand for tertiary education of its young population — which is estimated to become the world’s largest by 2030 — is growing more rapidly than the expanded provision," said Ben Sowter, Director of Research at QS, said in a statement.