The global ranking of prestigious Indian institutes have gone down with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, along with six top-ranked Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), dropped in the latest QS World University Rankings 2016-17.

While Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has retained its position as the world’s best university for the fifth consecutive year, IISc Bangalore – best among all the Indian institutes – is at 152, down from 147 last year.

Among all, only IIT Madras has entered into the global top 250 after a five-place rise.

The ranking of the rest institutes are:

  • IIT Delhi at 185 (last year 179)
  • IIT Bombay at 219 (last year 202)
  • IIT Kanpur 302 (271)
  • IIT Kharagpur 313 (286)
  • IIT Roorkee 399 (391)
  • IIT Guwahati in the 481-490 band, against 451-460 band last year

In the area of research, only four Indian institutions feature in the list as compared to last year’s five.  In this field, India’s best institute is IISc, ranked 11th.

Source: The Indian Express