The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, is the fastest rising South Asian university among the coveted QS World University Rankings top 200 varsities.


What does the 2023 ranking say?

  • Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) recently published the 19th edition of the world’s most consulted international university ranking.
  • This year’s QS World University Rankings is the largest ever, with 1,418 institutions across one hundred locations.
  • IISc-Bengaluru is now the ‘fastest rising’ South Asian University, inching closer to the global top 150, having attained 155th rank in this year’s rankings. It remains the world’s top research university, ahead of Harvard, Princeton and MIT.
  • IITs in Guwahati (37th) and Roorkee (47th) and new entrant University of Madras (48th) also made it to the elite list of global top 50 research institutions.
  • Globally, the top five – MIT, Cambridge, Stanford, Oxford and Harvard (in order) – from last year remain unchanged.


About QS World University Rankings

  • Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a London-based global higher education analyst.
  • QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings.
  • The rankings compare universities in four major areas — Research, Teaching, Employability, and International outlook.
  • Each of these areas are measured against six performance indicators —
        • Academic Reputation (40%) — Based on an academic survey, it collates the expert opinions of more than 94,000 experts regarding teaching and research quality.
        • Faculty/Student Ratio (20%) — The number of academic staff employed relative to the number of students enrolled.
        • Citations per faculty (20%) — The total number of citations received by all papers produced by an institution across a five-year period by the number of faculty members at that institution.
        • Employer Reputation (10%) — Based on an employer survey, which collates responses from employers about which institutions they source the most competent, innovative, effective graduates from.
        • International faculty/student ratio (5% each) — A measure of an institution’s success in attracting faculty and students from overseas.