The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has emerged as the only Indian institute to better its performance among the top 100 universities in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings
The top-ranked Indian institute in the QS Asia University Rankings, IIT Bombay
saw its best position at 34th rank in the last three years since its 46th rank in 2016. Earlier this year, IIT Bombay
was ranked 179th in the QS World University Rankings, showing an improvement in its 2017 performance by 40 places.
Other Indian institutes like IIT Delhi
ranked at 41, IIT Madras
(48), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore (51), IIT Kanpur
(59), IIT Kharagpur (62), University of Delhi (72), IIT Roorkee (93) and IIT Guwahati (98) showed a decline in their respective rankings as against last year. For instance, in 2016, while IIT Delhi
was ranked 36, IIT Madras
was ranked 43.
IISc registered the biggest decline in its positions by 18 places, down from 33 in 2017 to 51 in 2018.
had an overall score of 75.7 out of 100. In terms of different parameters, IIT Bombay
scored 88.1 in academic reputation, 97.5 in employer reputation, 44.5 in faculty-student ration, 96.3 in staff with PhD, 89.6 in papers per faculty, 9.7 in international faculty, 6.3 in international students, 10.9 in inbound exchange students, 9.1 in outbound exchange students, and 41.4 in citations per paper.
Among the 10 parameters, employer reputation indicated the strongest one for IIT Bombay
with a rank of 21 globally.
"This is a reflection of the excellent work being done by faculty and students of the institute," Devang Khakhar, director of IIT Bombay
Overall, the QS Asia University Rankings
2018 saw Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
being top-ranked in the list, followed by National
University of Singapore, The Hong Kong
University of Science and Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and The University of Hong Kong
at second, third, fourth and fifth ranks, respectively.