Among all the Indian institutes, it’s only the IITs who’ve managed to feature in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. IIt Delhi’s Electrical Engineering department is #37, IIT-Bombay’s Civil Engineering department ranks #39, IIT Delhi’s Mechanical and Aeronautical wing’s ranked #43, while Indian Institute of Science ranks #50 in materials science. Not a single university/department has made the cut in top 200 in 12 of the 30 disciplines covered in the rankings. And while engineering is “winning”, other fields including medicine, economics, law and education do not have any Indian institution in the top 200. This is one big worry-wrinkle on the face of higher Indian education.
Other important global colleges which made the cut include- Harvard at #1 in 10 subjects, MIT #1 in 7, Oxford University #1 in 4, University of Cambridge #1 in 3, Imperial College London and UC Davis #1 in one subject each.