India has made its way amongst the Top 200 of the Quacquarelli Symonds' (QS) World University for the year 2015-2016. In India the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has won amongst the participating Indian Universities/ Institutes by bagging the 147th rank while IIT Delhi has come in at 179th place.
This clearly reflects that IISc Bangalore has entered in the process of Rankings for the First time while IIT Delhi has taken surprising jump as last year it was on 235th Spot.
On the whole there were 14 Indian Institutes amongst Top 1000 in the QS World University rankings. A total of 7 institutes including IISc Bangalore (147th), IIT Delhi (179th), IIT Bombay (202nd), IIT Madras (254th), IIT Kanpur (271st), IIT Kharagpur (286th), IIT Roorkee (391st) figure in the top 400.
IIT Guwahati, University of Delhi, University of Calcutta, Banaras Hindu University, Panjab University, University of Mumbai and University of Pune also made their way to QS World University rankings List as well but beyond the top 400
In the overall rankings, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) retains the top spot for the fourth year running. Harvard University moves up two places to rank second, followed by the University of Cambridge and Stanford University in joint third.
This is the 12th edition of QS' annual ranking of the world's top universities, which uses six performance indicators to assess institutions' global reputation, research impact, staffing levels and international complexion. A total of 82 countries are represented in the QS World University Rankings this year. The US has the largest number of institutes at 154, the UK has 71, Germany has 43 and France, 41.