QS India Rankings 2020 Released


Based on its recently announced findings, the IIT’s, IISc and Delhi University have garnered the top honors in QS 2020 India Rankings.  

Quacquarelli Symonds abbreviated to QS has released its annual edition of India University Rankings 2020. The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) has topped the list followed by IISc and 4 other IIT’s in the top 10 spots.

The QS India University Rankings is in its second edition. The ranking list dedicated to Indian Universities and institutes of higher education was started by Quacquarelli Symonds in the year 2019. The only two non-technical educational institutes to feature in the top 10 are University of Hyderabad and Delhi University respectively.

There were a number of parameters on which the universities were ranked with a varying weightage given to the various criteria/points namely Academic Reputation (30%), Employer Reputation (30%), Faculty Student Ratio (20%), Staff with PhD (20%), Papers per Faculty (10%), Citations Per Paper (5%), International Faculty (2.5%) and International Students (2.5%) respectively.

The Top 10 Universities featured in QS India Rankings 2020 are as follows

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)
  2. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
  6. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  7. University of Delhi (DU)
  8. University of Hyderabad
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
  10. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)

The complete QS India University Rankings 2020 list can be accessed here QS India Rankings List.

The other key feature to be noted – As per the QS India University Rankings 2020, University Calcutta (CU) and Jadavpur University (JU) have secured the first and second positions respectively among the government universities in the country featuring at the 11th and 12th positions in the ranking list.

The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee tweeted and congratulated everyone concerned and gave her best wishes to all. The State Government has, over the last eight years, increasing the number of universities from 12 to 40 in a period of less than a decade. The foundation stones of a few more universities like Greenfield University, Kanyashree University, etc. have been laid by Ms. Banerjee. In the last Assembly session, Bills were passed for the establishment of the State-aided Hindi University and a private university in the name of Swami Vivekananda.

Also a few weeks ago, the World MBA Rankings 2020 list was released by the organization. Three Indian B-schools including two IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) and ISB (Indian School of Business) have featured in the top 100 positions as the best MBA Institutes across the globe. To know more, please do read the following story – India Gains Ground in QS Global MBA Rankings 2020.


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