According to a statement from IIT Bombay, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai has reached a significant milestone by cracking the top 150 universities in the world in the most recent Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking, which was published on Wednesday.
Nunzio Quacquarelli, founder and CEO of QS, commended IIT Bombay for achieving its highest position ever and noted that 45 Indian universities are included in the rankings, which were based on 2900 schools this year.
An annual compilation of university rankings, the QS World University Rankings includes the worldwide overall and subject rankings.
Earlier, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore ranked 147, which was its highest position in 2016.
IIT Bombay has been placed first in India and has improved greatly in the QS World University Rankings from 177th rank last year to 149th rank this year, with an overall score of 51.7 out of 100, according to the official release. IIT Bombay has been included in the top 150 in QS rankings for the first time since it began participating. Overall, the Institution moved up 23 spots in its performance for 2023.
45 Indian institutions were ranked in the QS World University Ranking this year for the first time.
The Employer Reputation metric, which IIT Bombay scored the highest on with a global rating of 69, was listed as one of nine parameters in the statement.
The Institute scored 81.9 out of a possible 100 points in terms of employer reputation, 73.1 in terms of citations per faculty, 55.5 in terms of academic reputation, 47.4 in terms of employment outcome, 54.9 in terms of sustainability, 18.9 in terms of faculty-student ratio, 4.7 in terms of international faculty, 8.5 in terms of international research network, and 1.4 in terms of international students. The Employer Reputation indicator, which IIT Bombay scored the highest on out of these nine, was ranked 69 globally, it added.
When highlighting the accomplishments of Indian universities, QS Chief noted that they had evaluated 2900 institutions for this year’s ranking and that 45 universities appeared in it, representing a 297% rise over the previous nine years.
“I’m excited to announce the 20th QS World University Rankings, and I want to congratulate Indian colleges on their improved standing. 45 Indian universities are included in the list this year, which represents a 297% rise over the previous nine years. “We have ranked or rated 2900 institutions for this year’s ranking system,” he said.
“Indian universities are actually improving continuously and steadily. The IITs and IIS are the best-performing Indian universities, as can be shown. IIT Bombay deserves special recognition for being the best-performing Indian university, he continued.
The CEO also gave Chandigarh University his congratulations on achieving 780 rankings and becoming the best-performing private university in India.
As the top-performing Indian private university that placed in the top 780, he added, “I’d also like to congratulate Chandigarh University.
“And we hope that our worldview rankings, QS rating systems, and other initiatives will continue to carry that momentum forward as we see more Indian universities performing even better in the years to come,” the official continued.