Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has emerged as the leading varsity globally. Sadly, no Indian institution features among top 200, as per the QS global university ranking.
The top-rated Indian institution, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay ranks 222nd in the world, followed by IIT-Delhi at 235, IIT-Kanpur at 300, IIT-Madras at 322 and IIT-Kharagpur at 324 position in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The other Indian institutions with a rank lower than 400 are — University of Delhi, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Guwahati, Universities of Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune. Among the 31 countries on the list, the US dominates with 51 institutions, ahead of the UK (29), Germany (13), the Netherlands (11), Canada (10), Japan (10) and Australia (8).
The QS World University Rankings, regarded as the most rigorous, place Imperial and Cambridge as second equal, behind only the MIT which tops for third time successively. Harvard is followed by Oxford and University College London in a joint fifth place, with Stanford, Caltech, Princeton and Yale of US making the rest of the top 10.
Kings College London, Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester universities --- all are in top 30. The QS World University Rankings rank universities on research, teaching, employability and internationalization.