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QS Asia University Rankings 2024: IIT Bombay And IIT Delhi Within Top 50


Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education think-tank renowned for compiling university rankings, revealed the QS Asia University Rankings 2024 yesterday. This eagerly anticipated release sheds light on the academic prowess of institutions across the continent.

Indian Excellence in the Top 50

  • Two prestigious Indian institutions, IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi, showcased their academic strength by securing positions within the top 50.
  • IIT Bombay, maintaining its status as India’s leading institution, secured an impressive 40th position in the Asian rankings.

QS Asia University Rankings 2024: Top 10 Universities From India

Sno. University Rank
1 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 40
2 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 46
3 Indian Institute of Technology Madras 53
4 Indian Institute of Science 58
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 59
6 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 63
7 University of Delhi 94
8 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 111
9 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 116
10 Jawaharlal Nehru University 117

India Dominates QS Asia University Rankings

  • India proudly boasts the highest number of universities featured in the QS Asia University Rankings 2024, with a total of 148. This marks a substantial increase of 37 from the previous year.

Top Eight Countries With the Highest Number of Featured Universities

Sno. Country Number of Universities
1 India 148
2 Mainland China 133
3 Japan 96
4 South Korea 87
5 Pakistan 63
6 Taiwan 46
7 Indonesia 42
8 Malaysia 41

Peking University Tops Asia Again: HKU and NUS Follow

  • Peking University of China retained its top rank in Asia for the second consecutive year.
  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) claimed the second and third spots, respectively.

QS Asia University Rankings 2024: Top 10 Institutions

Sno. Institute Location
1 Peking University China (Mainland)
2 University of Hong Kong (HKU) Hong Kong SAR
3 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore
4 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore
5 Tsinghua University China (Mainland)
6 Zhejiang University China (Mainland)
7 Fudan University China (Mainland)
8 Yonsei University South Korea
9 Korea University South Korea
10 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Hong Kong SAR

A Showcase of Excellence

  • The edition of the rankings is the largest to date, encompassing 856 institutions from 25 countries and territories.

List Of 25 distinct countries and territories Featured


1 Bangladesh
2 Brunei
3 Cambodia
4 China (Mainland)
5 Hong Kong SAR
6 India
7 Indonesia
8 Iran
9 Japan
10 Kazakhstan
11 Kyrgyzstan
12 Macau SAR
13 Malaysia
14 Myanmar (Burma)
15 Nepal
16 Pakistan
17 Philippines
18 Singapore
19 South Korea
20 Sri Lanka
21 Taiwan
22 Tajikistan
23 Thailand
24 Uzbekistan
25 Vietnam

Key Indian Institutions Shine in Top 100 Rankings

  • Notable Indian institutions featured prominently include IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Madras, and the University of Delhi, all positioned within the top 100.

Individual Institution Performances

  • IIT Delhi secured the 46th rank, IIT Madras stood at 53rd, IISc claimed the 52nd position, IIT Kharagpur was positioned 61st, and Delhi University secured a spot in the rankings.
  • IIT Bombay demonstrated outstanding performance with an overall score of 67.2 out of 100.

Outstanding Performance Indicators for IIT Bombay

  • IIT Bombay excelled in academic reputation (83.5) and employer reputation (96) and also performed well in faculty-student ratio (14.8), staff with a PhD (100), and papers per faculty (95.7), among other indicators.
  • Notably, IIT Bombay’s staff with PhD credentials emerged as its strongest indicator. Moreover, IIT Bombay secured the 149th position in the QS World Rankings 2024.

A Balanced Performance Trend

  • An in-depth analysis of the rankings reveals a balanced performance trend, with more than half of the ranked universities either maintaining their position, improving, or declining in comparison to last year’s rankings.

Methodology and Indicators

  • The methodology used for these rankings is akin to that of the QS World University Rankings, with additional indicators and adapted weightings.
  • There are 11 indicators employed in compiling the QS Asia University Rankings.
  • These encompass academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, international research network, citations per paper, papers per faculty, staff with a PhD, proportion of international faculty, proportion of international students, proportion of inbound exchange students, and proportion of outbound exchange students.

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