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IIT Bombay Ranks Among Top 150 Universities in the World in QS World University Rankings 2024

In the latest QS World University Rankings 2024, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has made significant progress by securing the 149th position, marking its highest rank ever and becoming the only Indian institution in the top 150. This achievement breaks an eight-year streak for Indian universities outside the top 150, with the last occurrence being the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore’s ranking at 147th in 2016.

India has seen an overall improvement in its representation, with 45 universities making it to the rankings compared to 41 the previous year. This places India as the seventh most-represented country globally and the third in Asia. However, India has one fewer university in the top 200 compared to the previous year.

Despite the positive overall trend, several Indian universities have experienced a decline in their rankings. IIT Delhi dropped from the 174th position to 197th, while IISc fell 70 positions from 155th to 225th, now standing as the third-highest-ranked Indian institution. Other reputable universities, such as IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras, also faced declines in their rankings.

The QS World University Rankings 2024 revealed the following top-ranked Indian universities:

  • 149th: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  • 197th: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
  • 225th: Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  • 271st: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
  • 278th: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  • 285th: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  • 364th: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
  • 369th: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
  • 407th: University of Delhi
  • 427th: Anna University

The global rankings were dominated by prestigious institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge, and University of Oxford, securing the top positions.

The QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a UK-based ranking agency, introduced three new indicators this year—sustainability, employment outcomes, and international research network—which collectively account for 5% of the ranking methodology. As a result, the weightage assigned to the academic reputation indicator has been reduced to 30%, the emphasis on faculty-student ratio decreased to 10%, and the weightage to the employer reputation indicator increased to 15%.


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