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41 Universities in QS world rankings 2023, IISC Bangalore best among Indian Universities. 7 universities made debut.

QS World University Rankings were announced on May 8. The 2023 edition of World Universities shows the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is the top university in India, followed by IITs in Mumbai and Delhi in second and third places.

Forty-one Indian universities have made it to the QS World University Rankings 2023, which is 6 better than last year and with seven institutes making their debut in this year’s table.


The Indian Institute of Science (155th globally) Bengaluru has moved up 31 places from last year’s list to secure the best spot among the Indian institutes, followed by IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi, making up the trio in the top 200.


India has also come out strongly on the research front, with IISc emerging number on number one globally in the ‘citations per faculty (CpF) indicator, which higher education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds uses to evaluate the impact of research produced by universities. According to the CpF indicator, when universities are adjusted for faculty size, IISc Bengaluru is the world’s top research university, achieving a perfect score of 100/100 for this metric.


IIT Guwahati (37th for CpF), IIT Roorkee (47th for CpF) and the new entry University of Madras (48th for CpF) are also global top-50 research institutions.


Of the 41 Indian institutes featured, 12 improved their score over last year, 12 remained stable, 10 declined, and seven made their debuts


All the Indian Institutes of Technology featured last year improved their standing. IIT Bombay (172nd) climbed five places from last year and IIT Delhi (174th) jumped 11 spots. Others in the top 300 include IIT Madras (250th), IIT Kanpur (264th), and IIT Kharagpur (270th).


Five of the declared Public Institutions of Eminence attained a higher rank than in the previous edition – IISc, IITB, IITD, IITM, and IIT-Kgp – while two – the University of Delhi and University of Hyderabad – declined, and one, IIT-Banaras Hindu University, held on to its ranking.


QS surveyed 99,000 employers and hiring managers globally, whose opinions make up the QS’s Employer Reputation metric. IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi are the only two national universities to feature among the world’s top-100 in this metric, ranking 59th and 72nd, respectively, and improving their rank year on year.


This year’s QS World University Rankings is the largest ever, with 1,418 institutions across one hundred locations, up from 1,300 last year. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is at world number one for the eleventh consecutive year. The University of Cambridge has risen to second place, while Stanford University remains in the third position.