IIT Bombay Ranks 34th Among Top Universities in Asia
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Rajat Kabade


The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is among the top 100 Indian institute in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings 2018. Three Indian Institutes have made it to the list. 


IIT Bombay has seen its best position at 34th rank in the last three years. Other Indian institutes like IIT Delhi ranked at 41, IIT Madras at 48, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore at 51, IIT Kanpur at 59, IIT Kharagpur at 62, the University of Delhi at 71, IIT Roorkee at 93 and IIT Guwahati at 98 have made their mark on the list.


QS Asia University Ranking report is published annually to rank the universities around the world. The list features more than 400 universities. The institutes are assessed based on 10 indicators including the staff qualification up to the PhD level, the proportion of exchange students, academic and employer reputation and student-teacher ratio.  


While Indian institutes have never been able to make it to the top 10, the country still contributes the majority number of institutes in top 200 universities in the QS Asia University Rankings. Compared to the last year's performance, IIT-Bombay has moved one position up from 35 last year. IISc has moved to the 51st position from 33rd. Institutes like IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur were earlier among top 50, have lost their position among top 50 in this year's list. 


IIT-Bombay has clocked a good score in all parameters. The institute has a score of 88.1 in academic reputation, 97.5 in employer reputation, 44.5 in faculty-student ratio and 96.3 in staff with PhD. Among the ten parameters, the institute has the highest employer reputation with the global rank of 21.