Engineering departments of IITs among top 50 globally: QS World Ranking 2013

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World PicturesQuacquarelli Symonds (QS) has come up with its World University Rankings for the year 2012-13. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has been ranked 212th with a score of 47.83, while, IIT Bombay is at the 227th position with a score of 46.18 and IIT Kanpur is at 278th position with a score of 40.32.

While, IIT Madras is at 312th position with a score of 38.09, IIT Kharagpur is at 349th with score of 34.43. The other institutions from India which have been ranked are University of Delhi and IIT Roorkee (401-450), University of Mumbai and IIT Guwahati (551-600).

Though none of the institutions from India have been able to get into the league of top 200 universities, there is something to cheer about as departments of some of the institutions are among the top 50 in the world.

The Electrical Engineering department of IIT Delhi has been ranked the 37th best department globally with a score of 75.10, while Indian Institute of Science, IIT Bombay and IIT Madras are also among top 100.

In the subject of Civil & Structural Engineering, IIT Bombay has been ranked 39th with a score of 69.70 followed by IIT Madras at 46th position with score of 68.20. There are five other institutions among the list of top 100 which include four IITs namely IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee along with Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

In the subject of Chemical engineering, again there are six institutions from India, IISc, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras. In computer science & information systems India has three institutions among top 100, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur.

In English language & literature Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University have made it to the list of top 100 in the world.

QS has ranked Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (USA) as the best university across the globe with a score of 97.70, Stanford University stands at second position with a score of 91.70 and University of Cambridge it at third spot having a score of 91.40.

“There are less encouraging signs from the two BRIC nations, India and Russia. The Indian Institutes of Technology perform reasonably well in their specialist areas, with the IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras all making the top 50 in at least one of the engineering disciplines. Yet there are 11 subjects in which not a single Indian institution makes the top 200,” says Dayne Byrne, editor of on the recently released ‘QS World University Rankings 2012/2013’.