For the first time, 2 Indian institutes have made it to the world's top 200 in the list of the world's best universities. The universities are the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru bagging the top spot among its Indian counterparts, is at the 147th rank. The only other Indian institute to make it to the top 200 is the Indian institute of Technology, Delhi, ranked 179th this year. IIT Delhi has made progress from the last year when it was ranked 235th in the world.
According to the QS World University Rankings 2015, there are 14 Indian institutions in the World University Rankings and half of them are among the global 400. The bad news is that the University of Delhi and the University of Mumbai have lost ground.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the world's top university, closely followed by Harvard. The University of Cambridge is tied to Stanford University for the third place. London is the only city in the world with four universities in the top 50, more than Boston and New York (3) Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong and Beijing (2), with the London School of Economics and Political Science making the top 40 for the first time. A total of 71 UK institutions are among the 891 ranked this year and five of them make the global top 20.
34 countries find place in the top 200. Out of which the US ranks high with 49 institutions, ahead of UK (30), the Netherlands (12), Germany (11), Canada, Australia, and Japan (8), China (7), France, Sweden and Hong Kong (5).