Forty-five Indian institutions have made it to the QS World Rankings 2024, the highest number ever. IIT Bombay topped the country at rank 149, its highest ranking yet.
IIT Delhi was ranked 197th, followed by the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) at 225th, IIT Kharagpur at 271st, IIT Kanpur at 278th, IIT Madras at 285th, IIT Guwahati at 364th, IIT Roorkee at 369th, and the University of Delhi at 407th. Other Indian universities in the top 500 include Anna University at 427th and IIT Indore at 454th.
IISc Bangalore saw a significant drop in its ranking this year, falling from 155th in 2023 to 225th in 2024. This is its lowest ranking ever. However, IIT Guwahati, IIT Roorkee, and Anna University all achieved their best positions in the QS World Rankings this year.
The QS World University Rankings are Based on Nine Criteria:
Citations Per Faculty
International Faculty Ratio
International Student Ratio
International Research Network
Faculty Student Ratio
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has topped the QS World University Rankings 2024, followed by Cambridge University, Oxford University, Harvard University, and Stanford University. In Asia, the National University of Singapore has been ranked the best. Five European institutions, four American institutions, and one Asian institution are in the top 10.
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) has been ranked 48th in the MBA category of the QS World University Rankings 2024. It is the only Indian institution to be ranked among the top 50. However, IIM Ahmedabad (53), IIM Calcutta (59), and the Indian School of Business (ISB Hyderabad) (78) are also among the top 100 B-schools. The MBA category is topped by Stanford Graduate Business School, followed by Penn (Wharton), Harvard Business School, London Business School, and HEC Paris.
The rise of Indian institutions in the QS World Rankings signifies their increasing global competitiveness. Despite progress, improvements are needed in internationalization and faculty-student ratios. With initiatives like the National Education Policy 2020, the Indian government aims to elevate higher education quality and maintain upward momentum in global rankings.