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India makes debut in top 200 world university rankings; IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi in the list

Mumbai: Two of the India's premier institutes have featured in the top 200 of the Quacquarelli Symonds' (QS) World University rankings 2015/16 rankings.The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has bagged the 147th rank, highest
India TV News Desk September 15, 2015 18:07 IST
India TV News Desk

Mumbai: Two of the India's premier institutes have featured in the top 200 of the Quacquarelli Symonds' (QS) World University rankings 2015/16 rankings.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has bagged the 147th rank, highest among Indian institutes while IIT Delhi has grabbed 179th place.

This marks the first time that IISc has entered the rankings while IIT Delhi has moved up all the way from 235th spot last year.

A total of 14 Indian institutes have featured in the QS World University ranking with 7 institutes making it to top 400.

7 institutes including IISc Bangalore (147th), IIT Delhi (179th), IIT Bombay (202nd), IIT Madras (254th), IIT Kanpur (271st), IIT Kharagpur (286th), IIT Roorkee (391st) figure in the top 400.

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IIT Guwahati, University of Delhi, University of Calcutta, Banaras Hindu University, Panjab University, University of Mumbai and University of Pune are on the list as well but beyond the top 400.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has retained the top spot for the fourth consecutive year. Harvard University has moved up two places to rank second, followed by the University of Cambridge and Stanford University in joint third.

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.

A total of 82 countries are represented in the QS World University Rankings this year. The US has the largest number of institutes at 154, the UK has 71, Germany has 43 and France, 41.