IISc is now the world's second best research institute: QS University Rankings


  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is ranked second in the QS University Rankings 2020 globally.
  • IISc the first Indian institution with nearly 100,000 citations in five years.
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay rises up to 152th rank, moving up by 10 spots.
As students opt for technical courses due to demand for artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning, India has leveled up its research capabilities.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore was ranked second in the University Rankings, globally for its research facilities. This makes IISc the first Indian institution to get nearly 100,000 citations in research papers in a span of five years.

Last year, the institute was ranked sixth among the top performing Indian universities.

“The Indian Higher Education system is making progress in some key areas. The sector requires more substantial, sustained and strategic investments both in research and education,” Ben Sowter, QS Research Director said.

Four of the 23 prominent Indian institutions ranked, improved on the performance in the higher education sector. But seven IITs reported a drop in rank. India’s premier institution Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay moved up by ten spots to the 152th rank, according to QS University Rankings 2020.

The Indian institutions that featured in the top 500 universities included IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISc Bangalore, IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, University of Delhi and IIT Guwahati.

Globally, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), Stanford University and Harvard University emerged as the top three universities, according to the report.

The rankings are based on six parameters — international student and faculty ratio, academic and employer reputation, and citations.

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