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QS World University Rankings 2016: IISc, IITs drop further in global ranking

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is the country's top varsity, according to the QS World University Rankings 2016-17.

This year, the institute has dropped to the 152nd spot from its 147th rank in the 2015-16 ranking.

The QS World rankings, released on Monday, also featured other Indian institutes, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

Rankings of Indian Institutes:

185: IIT Delhi

219: IIT Bombay

249: IIT Madras

302: IIT Kanpur

313: IIT Kharagpur

399: IIT Roorkee

481-490: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)

501-550: University of Delhi

651-700: University of Calcutta

701+: Banaras Hindu University

701+: Panjab University

701+: University of Mumbai

701+: University of Pune

The top 20 universities of the world are:

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

2. Stanford University

3. Harvard University

4. University of Cambridge

5. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

6. University of Oxford

7. UCL (University College London)

8. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

9. Imperial College London

10. University of Chicago

11. Princeton University

12. National University of Singapore (NUS)

13. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

14. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

15. Yale University

16. Cornell University

17. Johns Hopkins University

18. University of Pennsylvania

19. The University of Edinburgh

20. Columbia University

"Each of the six indicators carries a different weighting when calculating the overall scores (see below). Four of the indicators are based on 'hard' data, and the remaining two are based on major global surveys - one of academics and another of employers - each the largest of their kind," QS stated on its website.

First published: 6 September 2016, 2:34 IST