Oct. 22, 2019

The QS Indian University Rankings were released — this is the second edition of the standalone rankings for India’s higher education institutions. The rankings include public, private, higher education or deemed universities.


  • Rankings:
    • The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) dominate the list, with seven IITs figuring in the top ten rankings.

    • Like last year, IIT-Bombay leads followed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

    • IIT-Delhi now stands third in the ranking. Delhi University, University of Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Science are the only other non-IIT institutions in the top ten.

  • Methodology: The methodology used eight indicators – with indicator of “Academic reputation” having the highest weight – to determine the institutions’ rankings. These were:
    • academic reputation (weight of 30%),

    • employer reputation (20%),

    • faculty-student ratio (20%),

    • proportion of staff with a PhD (10%),

    • papers per faculty from Scopus database (10%),

    • citations per paper from Scopus database (5%),

    • proportion of international students (2.5%), and

    • proportion of international faculty (2.5%).