For the first time, Indian technical institutions have found place among the top 50 in QS World University Ranking by subject, with IIT-Bombay and IIT-Delhi occupying the 44th and 47th rank, respectively, this year in engineering & technology. India also improved its presence in the top 100 list with five institutions featuring this year as against three in last year’s rankings. In the arts and humanities category, Jawaharlal Nehru University improved its ranking from 166 to 164 among the top 500 universities with the University of Delhi too featuring among the top 250 in this category.
  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is at pole position for the eighth year in a row. In the second and third positions are Stanford and Cambridge, respectively.
  2. Delhi has the most number of institutions from India among the top 200 with IIT-Delhi and DU again featuring in the social science & management category.
  3. AIIMS has been ranked 231 in life science & medicine category, improving its rank from 338 in 2019.
  4. IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Bangalore rank in the 51-100 band for business & management studies. 
  5. Globally, Harvard, INSEAD and London Business School occupy the top three places. With design technology picking up pace, the National Institute of Design ranked in the 101-150 band. The Royal College of Art, UK, topped the charts in this category.
  6. In terms of overall ranks, IIT-B occupies the 152nd position, 10 spots higher as compared to last year. IIT-Delhi comes next at the 182nd (172 in 2019) place, followed closely by the Indian Institute of Science at 184th. 
  7. Among traditional universities, DU is ranked 474, followed by Hyderabad and Jadavpur. The Universities of Mumbai and Pune remain in the 801-1001 band of rankings.
  8. Quacquarelli Symonds Limited subject rankings are based on research quality, academic reputation and accomplishments besides graduate employment.
  9. The list did not have any Indian institutions in the world’s top 200 when it came to the life sciences and medicine categories.