IISC, 4 IITS Among Asia’s Top 50 Universities

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and four IITs — Bombay, Delhi, Madras and Kanpur — figure in the list of Asia’s top 50 universities, as per the QS University Rankings for 2016.

IISc, which is placed 33rd this year, had emerged as the top Indian institute. Following are the top ranking institutes:

IISc Bangalore (33rd)

IIT-Mumbai (35th)

IIT-Delhi (36th)

IIT-Madras (43rd)

IIT-Kanpur (48th)

IIT-Kharagpur (51st)

IIT Roorkee (78)

IIT Guwahati (94)

Delhi University (66th)

University of Calcutta (108th)

University of Mumbai (145th)

Banaras Hindu University (155th)

Panjab University (251)

Overall, like last year, National University of Singapore (NUS) has been ranked the best university in Asia, followed by University of Hong Kong.

India’s performance in these rankings is the fifth best among the 17 countries that feature in the ratings.

While India has 23 universities in the list of 350, it is outperformed by Taiwan (34), South Korea (54), Japan (72) and China (82), who also dominate the list of top 10 institutions.

Other Indian institutions which figure in the rankings are Amrita University (169), University of Pune (176), Amity University (195), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (200) and Anna University (251-300 band).

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, Pondicherry University and Andhra University are in the 301st-350th band.

QS had evaluated 920 universities from the Asia region for this year’s rankings.