IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi rank amongst world’s top 50 engineering colleges, as per the QS rankings


  • Indian universities rank almost as high as global universities in the engineering and technology domain.
  • According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by subject, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Delhi feature in the top 50 for the first time.
  • Department-wise, IIT Bombay and Kharagpur rank at 41st and 66th for mineral & mining engineering and IIT Delhi stood at 49th for electrical & electronic engineering.
  • Overall, five Indian institutions ranked in the top 100 universities, compared to three last year. This includes IIT Madras, Kharagpur and Kanpur.
Indian engineers are well known around the world. Now, its universities are being ranked high especially in the engineering and technology domain. According to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by subject, India’s premier engineering institutions — Bombay and Delhi campus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) — have been ranked in the top 50 universities for the very first time.

IIT Delhi ranked 44th while IIT Bombay crawled up nine spots to rank 47th in the global list. Department-wise, IIT Bombay and Kharagpur rank at 41st and 66th for mineral and mining engineering and IIT Delhi stood at 49th for electrical and electronic engineering.

"It is a significant achievement of our premiere engineering institutions, which has made India proud. This is the result of continuous efforts of our government to promote the environment of research and innovation in our educational institutions," Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said.
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Overall, five Indian institutions ranked in the top 100 universities, compared to three last year. This includes IIT Madras, Kharagpur and Kanpur.

"This is the result of the various measures we have taken in the institute on boosting the research ecosystem on the campus, strengthening our connect with the external stakeholders, significantly enhanced internationalization efforts from the institute and various other measures initiated in the last three years," IIT Delhi director V Ramgopal Rao told news agency PTI.

This comes as good news to the Indian universities that were striving to make a mark, globally. Nearly 20 universities were ranked in the top 200 in the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2020 this year. However, the IITs — Bombay, Delhi and Madras campuses — did not make it to the top 30.
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The rankings suggest India’s strength in the natural sciences, life sciences, and in engineering disciplines, QS report said. In Chemistry, 20 Indian universities have been ranked on the top, followed by computer science, physics, astronomy and biological sciences.

Globally, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) emerged as the best-performing institution, followed by Harvard University and the University of Oxford, which was at the top for eight subjects.

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