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IITBombay ranked 34th in 2017 Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

IITBombay ranked 34th in 2017 Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay emerged the best Indian university in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings for 2018, which saw most of the top Indian schools slipping in their rankings in Asia.

Ranking Highlights:                          

  • IIT Bombay was ranked 34th in Asia, followed by IIT Delhi (41), IIT Madras (48) and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc) at 51.
  • Among the top 10 Indian schools, all except IIT Bombay lost their ground. While IISc dropped 18 ranks, Calcutta University dropped 17 places to 125th in Asia.
  • IIT Roorkee slipped 15 places to be ranked at the 93rd position.
  • Top IITs, including Delhi, Madras and Kanpur, slipped between 5th and 11th ranks in the 2018 rankings as against their performance in the previous year.
  • The Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU) climbed two places to be the best university in Asia, overtaking the National University of Singapore which has now slipped to the second place.
  • Tsinghua University in the sixth place is China’s leading institution and Japan’s top university continues to be the University of Tokyo, ranked 13th, the QS.

This year’s ranking features over 400 universities and was compiled by assessing universities across 10 different indicators, including academic and employer reputation, the proportion of PhD qualified academic staff, and the proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students at the university.

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