IIT-Bombay Bags Top Slot Among Indian Institutions in QS World University Ranking 2020, IIT-Delhi Falls 10 Places

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New Delhi, June 19: The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay) has emerged as the best institution in India followed by IIT-Delhi and IIT-Mysore. According to the 2020 QS World University Ranking, IIT-Bombay has emerged at the top position for the past three years by rising 27 places since the 2018 ranking. According to the ranking list, IIT-Bombay is followed by IIT-Delhi at the 182th position. While IIT-Bombay has gone up by 27 places, IIT-Delhi has fallen 10 places from 172 in 2019 to 182 in the 2020 QS ranking. Meanwhile, IIT-Kharagpur has risen from 308th spot in 2018 to 281th spot. IIT Indore Makes World University Ranking Debut, Overtakes IIT Bombay.

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According to a report by Business Today, IIT-Bombay has topped the list of Indian university because of its improvements in its research performance. The top spots in the QS World University Ranking were bagged by the US universities only, with the first being Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The MIT- the world-class institute has made a history by topping the ranking for the eighth consecutive year. The Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Oxford and California Institute of Technology (Caltech), all retained their positions at second, third, fourth and fifth in the world, respectively.

The ranking reveals that university now ranks 184th in the world in the citations per faculty indicator. This year, a total of 23 institutes of India are featured in the sixteenth edition of the QS World University Ranking. Reports inform that among the 23 institutes, only IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (184) are ranked in the global top 200.

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The other Indian universities that are included in the top 500 list are IIT-Madras (271), IIT-Kharagpur (281), IIT- Kanpur (291), IIT-Roorkee (383), University of Delhi (474) and IIT-Guwahati (491). The report states that IISc-Bangalore has achieved the world's second-best score for research impact. Reports inform that the IISc-Bangalore is also the first Indian institution ever to see its research cited over 100,000 times in a five-year period.