Asian University Rankings 2018: IIT Bombay top among Indian universities.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay emerged the best Indian university in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asian University Rankings for 2018, which saw most of the top Indian schools slipping in their rankings in Asia.
- IIT Bombay was ranked 34th in Asia, followed by IIT Delhi (41), IIT Madras (48) and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc) at 51.
- Among the top 10 Indian schools, all except IIT Bombay lost their ground. While IISc dropped 18 ranks, Calcutta University dropped 17 places to 125th in Asia. IIT Roorkee slipped 15 places to be ranked at the 93rd position. Top IITs, including Delhi, Madras and Kanpur, slipped between 5th and 11th ranks in the 2018 rankings as against their performance in the previous year.
- The Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU) climbed two places to be the best university in Asia, overtaking the National University of Singapore which has now slipped to the second place. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been ranked third, followed by Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology of South Korea and University of Hong Kong (HKU).
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a British company specialising in education and study abroad. The company was founded in 1990 by Nunzio Quacquarelli and Matt Symonds. It offers publications and events to broaden the scope of study abroad.
QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Previously known as Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings, the publisher had collaborated with Times Higher Education magazine (THE) to publish its international league tables from 2004 to 2009 before both started to announce their own versions.