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IIT Bombay Among Top 150 Varsities In QS Rankings 2024

IIT Bombay Cracks the Top 150 in the QS World Ranking, Eight Years After IISc. In this year’s edition of the rankings, IIT Bombay has risen 23 places to secure...

IIT Bombay Cracks the Top 150 in the QS World Ranking, Eight Years After IISc. In this year’s edition of the rankings, IIT Bombay has risen 23 places to secure the 149th position globally.

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Why In The News?

  • IIT Bombay Breaks Into Top 150 In QS World Ranking, Eight Years After IISc First Made It.
  • IIT Bombay Has Made A Remarkable Leap, Climbing 23 Positions To Secure The 149th Rank Globally In This Year’s Edition Of The Rankings.

QS Ranking 2024 – Highlights

  • IISc Fell 70 Positions From 155th Rank To 225. It Now Stands As The Third-Highest Ranked Indian Institution, Compared To Being The Best Indian Institution Last Year. Similarly, IIT Delhi Fell From 174 To 197, IIT Kanpur From 264 To 278 And IIT Madras From 250 To 285, Among Others.
  • The UK Based Ranking Agency, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, Has Partly Attributed The Fluctuation To A Revision Of The Assessment Parameters This Year. It Introduced Three New Indicators – Sustainability, Employment Outcomes, And International Research Network, Each Carrying A Weightage Of 5 Per Cent.
  • To Accommodate The Three New Indicators, QS Adjusted The Importance Assigned To Other Parameters. The Weightage Given To The Academic Reputation Indicator Has Been Lowered From 40 Per Cent To 30 Per Cent.
  • Similarly, The Emphasis On Faculty Student Ratio Has Also Decreased From 15% To 10% And The Significance Attributed To The Employer Reputation Indicator Has Increased From 10% To 15%.
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QS Ranking 2024 – IISc

  • The Reduction In Emphasis On The Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR) Has Had A Negative Impact On Institutions Such As IISC Which Is Primarily A Research-Focused Institution With a Lower Teaching Load Compared To The IITs.
  • IISc Had Been Performing Well On The FSR Indicator. Due To The Decreased Weightage, Its Ranking Has Been Affected. However, According To A QS Spokesperson, This Is Not The Only Factor That Led To IISC’s Fall In Rankings.

QS Ranking 2024 – IIT Bombay

  • Among The Parameters, IIT Bombay Has Demonstrated Excellence In Employment Reputation And Citation Per Faculty. Notably, There Has Been A Remarkable Improvement In Citation Per Faculty, With The Score Rising From 55.1 Last Year To An Impressive 73.1 This Year.
  • Over The Past Five Years, It Has Improved Its Employer Reputation Ranking From 102nd To 69th Position And Its Citations Per Faculty Rank From 226th To 133rd.
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QS Ranking 2024 – India

  • With 45 Universities Ranked This Year, India Is The Seventh Most Represented Country Globally And The Third In Asia Trailing Only Japan (52 Universities) And China (Mainland) (71 Universities).
  • India Has Two More Entries In The World’s Top 500 Universities With The University Of Delhi (Ranked 407th) And Anna University (Ranked 427th) Making Their Debut In This Tier.
  • Four New Indian Universities: the University Of Petroleum And Energy Studies (UPES), Chitkara University, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, And The Indian Statistical Institute Have Been Ranked This Year.
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QS Ranking 2024 – Global

  • Overall, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) In The US Topped The World University Ranking For The 12th Consecutive Time This Year, Followed Closely By UK’s Cambridge University And Oxford University.
  • Notably, the National University Of Singapore (NUS) Moved Up Three Positions From Rank 11 Last Year To Become The First Asian University To Break Into The Top 10 Club.
  • Overall, American Universities Made Up Half Of The Top 20 Institutions In The World, With UC Berkeley, After A Long Absence, Making A Comeback To The Best 10 List This Time. ETH Zurich Retained Its Title As The Best University In Europe For The Sixteenth Year In A Row.
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