At 33rd position, IIT-Bombay top Indian institute: QS Asia ranking 2019

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay emerged as the top Indian educational institution in the latest QS rankings for Asian universities released on Wednesday, securing the 33rd position.(HT Photo)

IIT Delhi bagged the 40th rank while IIT Madras was placed at the 48th position. A host of Indian institutions figured in the top 100 slots but none made it to the top 30.


The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT- Bombay) has topped the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings from India, securing 33rd position, on Wednesday.

In the latest rankings, eight Indian universities have figured among the top 100 in the list of Asia’s top 50 universities. However, no Indian University managed to come under the top 10 slot.

The National University of Singapore has been assessed as Asia’s best university, followed by University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University, Tsinghua University and Peking University.



The overall ranking of the Indian institutes has improved with IIT-Bombay moving up to the 33rd position. Last year the institute was at 34. IIT-Delhi is at the 40th position, IIT-Madras at the 48th position, Indian Institute of Science at 50, IIT-Kharagpur at rank 53, IIT-Kanpur (61), Delhi University and IIT-Roorkee are among the Indian institutions in the top 100.

As per a QS release, there are 75 universities from India in the top 500 Asia list.

Universities have been assessed on academic reputation, employer reputation, student-faculty ratio, international faculty and students, staff with PhD, papers per faculty and citations per paper, among other parameters.

Former University Grants Commission (UGC) member, V S Chauhan, said: “IITs have a good research output and their funding is robust, which is why they consistently do better. But I believe there are several universities which will come up, especially with increased autonomy. The way towards the future is focusing more on foreign collaboration as well as research. I, however, believe Indian universities will benefit in more investment in infrastructure.”