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IIS and IIT Delhi in World Univ rankings

Updated by admin on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:25 AM IST

New York: The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) have been placed 147 and 179 respectively in the QS World University Rankings for 2015-16. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard are at the top two positions.

India has entered the Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) list of top 200 universities globally. However, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) have been placed 147 and 179 respectively in the QS World University Rankings for 2015-16.

IIT-D has improved its position from the previous years’ rank of 235, IISC Bangalore is a new entuty in the ranking list. None of the Indian universities has made it to the QS’ top 200 in the previous editions.

IIT-D Director K. Gupta said the improvement in the ranking was a result of the institute’s dedicated emphasis on improving the quality and quantum of research.  The institute is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and innovation and we pay attention to the maintaining the best possible standards in these fields, he added.

Anurag Kumar, Director, IIsc, said the rankings were largely due to its first undergraduate batch graduating this year. This was one of the criteria needed to feature in the global rankings, he said, adding that the institute had ensured information was given in the correct format to facilitate proper reflection of the performance of the institute on the global stage. This was a step forward for the institute, he said. 


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