Indian institutes consistently fare poorly on global rankings

Indian educational institutions continued to lag behind their Asian and global peers in the QS World University Rankings 2018. This was a repeat of their performance in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 released a few weeks ago, where Indian institutes’ performance deteriorated from 2017.

In the QS World University Rankings 2018, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by Stanford University and Harvard University topped the list, thereby putting United States at the top of the league table.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi (rank 172), followed by IIT Bombay (179) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) (190) were the only Indian educational institutes to feature among top 200 globally. No institute from India has been able to make it to the top 100.

QS World University Rankings 2018 (India): Long road ahead to the top

2017 (Rank) 2018 (Rank)
Indian Institute of Science (=152) Indian Institute of Science (190)
IIT Delhi (=185) IIT Delhi (172)
IIT Bombay (219) IIT Bombay (=179)
IIT Madras (=249) IIT Madras (=264)
IIT Kanpur (=302) IIT Kanpur (=293)
IIT Kharagpur (313) IIT Kharagpur (=308)
IIT Roorkee (399) IIT Roorkee (431-440)
IIT Guwahati (481-490) IIT Guwahati (501-550)
University of Delhi (501-550) University of Delhi (481-490)
University of Calcutta (651-700) University of Calcutta (751-800)
Banaras Hindu University (701+) Banaras Hindu University (801-1000)
Panjab University (701+) Panjab University (801-1000)
University of Mumbai (701+) University of Mumbai  (801-1000)