IISc Bengaluru is India’S Top Ranked University (Download PDF)


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Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, is highest-ranked educational institution from India. Indian Institute of Technology-Indore comes 2nd, as per Times Higher Education’s (THE) world university rankings 2019.

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Rankings show Oxford continues to hold top spot, Cambridge comes in 2nd, Stanford 3rd & Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4th.

In Asia, Tsinghua University of China is new number one school in region.

Where Do Indian Institutions Stand in List?

India saw increase in total number of institutions – India now has 49 institutions in list as compared to 42 in last year’s rankings.

IISc, Bengaluru:

  • It occupies 251st position in global rankings.

  • Institution was ranked in 29th position in this year’s Asia University Rankings.

  • In rank band of 251 - 300, IISc shares position w/Jacobs University, Germany, & University of Illinois, Chicago, among others.


  • It was ranked as 2nd best institution in India, & it occupied spot in list of top 400 global institutions.

  • It surpassed IIT-Bombay, which was earlier ranked in 351 - 400 band, but has now slipped to 401 - 500 band.

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Various Indian Institutions Are on List

  • IIT-Indore is featured for 1st time on list. This year Institute has surpassed IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, & IIT Kharagpur, ranked in same order.

  • IIT Bhubaneswar finds itself in rank band of 601 - 800 along w/IIT Guwahati, IIT Madras, IIT Hyderabad, University of Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, Amrita University, Tezpur University, Panjab University, Jadavpur University & Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Pune.

  • NIT Rourkela is ranked in band of 601 - 800 & comes in 1st in India. Institute occupied 126th spot in Asia University ranking 2018.

  • NIT Tiruchirapalli is ranked in 801 - 1000 band.

  • Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara (JSS) Academy of Higher Education & Research, IIT Bombay & IIT Roorkee are ranked among top 5 Indian Universities in list.

  • IITs in Bhubaneswar & Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research in Pune & Kolkata & Acharya Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh are newly entered in this year’s list.

State of Higher Education in India

  • W/822 universities & over 51,000 colleges, higher education in India seems to be suffering from dual problem of quality & quantity.

  • Indian higher education suffers from lack of funds & its largely linear model that places little emphasis on specialization.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 27, 2018


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