QS World Rankings 2019: Five new Indian institutes debut in the list

According to the recently released world rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2019, three Indian institutions feature in the world’s top 200 university list. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc) and IIT Delhi have bagged 162, 170 and 172 spots, respectively. In comparison to 2018 rankings, IIT Bombay has gone up 17 places from 179 to 162 and IISc has moved up from 190 to 170.

Among other IITs, IIT Kanpur has gone up from 293 to 283, IIT Kharagpur has moved up to 295 from 308, IIT Roorkee has gone up to 381 from 431-440 bracket, and IIT Guwahati has moved up to 472 from 501-550 bracket.

According to the subject-wise ranking, 20 Indian institutions feature in the top 100 list. IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi has grabbed the rank within 51-100 bracket under Civil and Structural Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering. IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur rank 38 and 47 under the Mineral and Mining Engineering, respectively. IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee rank within the 151-200 bracket under Architecture/Built Environment. IISc Bengaluru ranks within the 50-100 bracket under Chemical Engineering subject.

V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, credits the revamp of research ecosystem as one of the major parameters behind the institute’s success. “We are launching new programmes, and recruiting more foreign faculties and students that will further boost our global ranking,” he adds.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University (DU) are the only two Indian universities that have featured under the English Language and Literature, History, and Modern Languages subjects. JNU falls in the 51-100 bracket under History and DU has grabbed a rank within the 151-200 bracket. Under English Language and Literature, both the universities are ranked within the bracket of 151-200. Under Modern Languages subject, DU and JNU ranks within the 151-200 and 201-250 bracket, respectively.

All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi has made its place within the 151-200 bracket under Medicine. DU ranks 37 under Development Studies. Under Business and Management Studies, Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru (IIMB) ranks within the 51-100 bracket.