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QS World University Rankings 2019 Announced; MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Caltech, Oxford World's Best; IIT Bombay Tops In India; Panjab University Chandigarh Knocked Out

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London, June 6, 2018 — The fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings was released today by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. QS ranks the world’s 1000 best universities, which come from 85 different countries.


QS evaluates the universities according to the following six metrics:

  1. Academic Reputation
  2. Reputation among Employers
  3. Faculty/Student Ratio
  4. Citations per faculty
  5. International Faculty Ratio
  6. International Student Ratio

QS World University Rankings 2019: Top 20

Institution Name — Country/Territory

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — United States
  2. Stanford University — United States
  3. Harvard University — United States
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) — United States
  5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  6. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  7. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) — Switzerland
  8. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
  9. University of Chicago — United States
  10. UCL (University College London) — United Kingdom
  11. National University of Singapore (NUS) — Singapore
  12. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) — Singapore
  13. Princeton University — United States
  14. Cornell University — United States
  15. Yale University — United States
  16. Columbia University — United States
  17. Tsinghua University — China
  18. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  19. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  20. University of Michigan — United States





  1. 162 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  2. 170 Indian Institute of Science
  3. =172 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
  4. =264 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  5. =283 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  6. =295 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
  7. =381 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
  8. =472 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
  9. 487 University of Delhi
  10. 591-600 University of Hyderabad
  11. 601-650 Jadavpur University
  12. 751-800 Anna University
  13. 751-800 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  14. 751-800 Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  15. 801-1000 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh
  16. 801-1000 Amity University
  17. 801-1000 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)
  18. 801-1000 Banaras Hindu University
  19. 801-1000 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  20. 801-1000 Savitribai Phule Pune University
  21. 801-1000 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  22. 801-1000 University of Calcutta
  23. 801-1000 University of Mumbai
  24. 801-1000 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)


  1. =397 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
  2. =417 National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) Islamabad
  3. 551-560 Quaid-i-Azam University
  4. 701-750 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
  5. 751-800 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
  6. 801-1000 University of the Punjab, Lahore
  7. 801-1000 University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore


  1. 801-1000 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  2. 801-1000 University of Dhaka


  1. 801-1000 University of Colombo

India’ positive performance is symptomatic of a successful year for the country’s higher education system, said Ben Sowter, QS Research Director.

“Indian progress can be primarily attributed to improvements in QS’s reputational indicators, which account for the insights of 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers. Seventeen of India’s 24 ranked universities improve their rank for Academic Reputation, while 13 improve their rank for Reputation among Employers,” Sowter added.

“Most of India’s other universities are struggling to improve their research impact, relative to global competitors. India’s universities are also struggling to internationalize in an increasingly competitive international education market,” Sowter explained.

R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Higher Education, HRD Ministry, expressed his view that the result of the QS World University Rankings 2019 is an affirmation of faith in the premier Indian higher educational institutions and an endorsement of the effectiveness of the measures being taken by Indian Government to improve the ranking of Indian institutions.

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Mr. Prakash Javadekar said that the successes registered by Indian Institutions in QS World Best Universities Ranking 2019 released today is the result of relentless work in the premier institutions and various initiatives of HRD Ministry under the guidance and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. The minister congratulated the Indian Institutes ranked among the top 500 institutions in the rankings.

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