June 10, 2021

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has entered the top 1,000 of the QS World University rankings for the first time, as its new undergraduate engineering programme now makes it eligible for the rating.


  • QS World University Rankings is published annually by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company specialising in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world.

  • Top 5 universities in World

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA

  2. University of Oxford, UK

  3. Stanford University, USA

  4. Cambridge University, UK

  5. Harvard University, USA 

Indian scenario

  • No Indian institute secured a position among the top 100 universities of the world.

  • Overall, there are 22 Indian institutions in the top 1,000 list compared to 21 last year.

  • IIT Bombay maintained its position as the top Indian institution for the fourth consecutive year, although it fell five places in the global rankings to the joint 177th position.

  • IIT Delhi (185th rank) overtook the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (186th rank), giving India three institutions in the world’s top 200.

  • IISc was also declared the world’s top research university by the indicator of most citations per faculty member, when adjusted for faculty size.

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are no longer among the top 1,000, having dropped from the 801-1,000 band to 1,001-1,200.

Source : The Hindu