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IIT- Delhi, IISc figured in the top 200 World University Rankings

Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi are two India institutes to figure in the top 200 in QS World University Rankings of 2015-16.

In this edition of annual global university ranking list, IISc Bangalore ranked 147th and IIT- Delhi ranked 179th respectively.

Key facts

  • It was the 12th edition QS World University Rankings and has been topped by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of United States (US) for record fourth time.
  • Top five: Harvard University (second), University of Cambridge (third), Stanford University (fourth), California Institute of Technology-Caltech (fifth).
  • In the top 10 universities, 5 are from US, 4 from United Kingdom (UK) and 1 from Switzerland.
  • National University of Singapore (11th rank) has topped among the Asian universities.

Methodology: The University Rankings list has been compiled by assessing six performance indicators, each having different weightages. These six performance indicators are Academic reputation, Student-to-faculty ratio, Employer reputation, Citations per faculty, international student ratio and International faculty ratio.