Top IITs and IISc slip in global rankings

News: The QS World University Rankings 2021 has been released.


  • QS World University rankings: They are published annually by global higher education consultancy Quacquarelli Symonds.
  • Parameters: It is based on six indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty/student ratio, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.

Key Takeaways:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) is ranked as the world’s best university followed by Stanford University and Harvard University.
  • IIT Bombay is ranked 172nd while IISc is 185th and IIT Delhi is at 193rd place.A total of 21 Indian higher education institutions are in the top 1000.