QS World University Rankings 2023: 41 Universities of India in the List

June 09, 2022
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By Manasvi Gupta


The QS World University Rankings 2023 were announced by Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education analyst, on May 8, according to which the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is the top university in India, at 155th rank, moving up 31 places since last year. IIT Bombay (172th) and IIT Delhi (174th) secured the second and third places, as usual.


Other than these three top Indian institutes, no other Indian varsity found its place among the top 200, and no Indian university made it to the top 150.


This year, 41 Indian institutes were recognised in this highly regarded global university ranking system among the total 1422 universities in the List from across the world, which is up from 35 last year. Also, 7 Indian institutes made their debut in this year’s Rankings.


QS World University Rankings 2023: Top Indian Universities in List

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Among the Indian institutes featured in the global rankings, 12 moved up the table, 12 remained at the same position, while 10 universities fell from their last year’s rankings. 


However, all the featured coveted IITs showed an improvement in their standing. IIT Bombay moved up five places from 2022 while IIT Delhi moved up 11 places. Other IITs also got featured among the top 300 this year including IIT Madras (250th), IIT Kanpur (264th), and IIT Kharagpur (270th).


According to the ‘citations per faculty’ (CpF) indicator, which is used to evaluate the impact of research produced by universities when universities are adjusted for faculty size, IISc Bengaluru has emerged as the world’s top research university, achieving a perfect score of 100/100 for this metric.


IIT Guwahati (CpF 37th), IIT Roorkee (CpF 47th) and the debutant University of Madras (CpF 48th) are also among the global top 50 research institutions.


Ben Sowter, Senior Vice President at QS said, “This edition of the rankings reflects the excellent work that several Indian universities are doing to improve their research footprint, with positive consequences for their reputation on the global stage.”


“Conversely, our dataset also suggests that the Indian higher education sector still struggles to provide adequate teaching capacity. Further expansion of provision – both within universities and across the sector as a whole – will be necessary if India is to continue reaching new heights”, he added.


QS World University Rankings 2023: List of 41 Top Indian Universities

National Rank

Name of Institute

QS World University Rank

1

IISc Bangalore

155

2

IIT Bombay

172

3

IIT Delhi

174

4

IIT Madras

250

5

IIT Kanpur

264

6

IIT Kharagpur

270

7

IIT Roorkee

369

8

IIT Guwahati

384

9

IIT Indore

396

10

University of  Delhi

521-30

11

Savitribai Phule Pune University

541-50

12

University of Madras

541-50

13

Anna University

551-60

14

IIT Hyderabad

581-90

15

Jawaharlal Nehru University

601-50

16

IIT-Banaras Hindu University

651-700

17

OP Jindal Global University

651-700

18

Jadavpur University

701-750

19

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

751-800

20

University of Hyderabad

751-800

21

Chandigarh University

801-1000

22

IIT Bhubaneswar

801-1000

23

Jamia Millia Islamia

801-1000

24

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy)

801-1000

25

Pondicherry University

801-1000

26

Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences

801-1000

27

University of Calcutta

801-1000

28

Aligarh Muslim University

1001-1200

29

Amity University

1001-1200

30

Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham 

1001-1200

31

Banaras Hindu University

1001-1200

32

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani

1001-1200

33

Satyabama Institute of Science and Technology

1001-1200

34

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan 

1001-1200

35

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

1001-1200

36

University of Mumbai

1001-1200

37

Vellore Institute of Technology

1001-1200

38

Jamia Hamdard

1201-1400

39

Osmania University

1201-1400

40

Panjab University

1201-1400

41

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

1201-1400


The QS World University Rankings of 2023 are considered to be the largest yet, as the list includes 1,418 institutions across 100 locations, up from 1,300 last year. 


The number one spot was again secured by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the 11th consecutive year. The University of Cambridge rose to second place, while Stanford University retained its third position.



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