QS World University Rankings 2025 Released

MIT Maintains Top Position, IIT Bombay Leads in India

The QS World University Rankings for 2025 were released on June 5th, providing valuable insights into the global higher education landscape. The rankings are widely regarded as a key benchmark for evaluating the academic performance of universities worldwide. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has held its top position as the best institute in the world for 13 years in a row, on a global scale. According to the global university ranking agency, 61 per cent of Indian universities have enhanced their positions compared to the previous year.

IIT Bombay has claimed the highest position in India. Moving up from 149th place in 2024 to 118th in the 2025 rankings, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) has shown a noteworthy improvement of 31 places. IIT Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, followed closely in second and third place, respectively. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) moved up to the fourth position from 271 to 222. IIT Madras also progressed, surpassing IIT Kanpur to claim the fifth position. University of Delhi (DU) demonstrated remarkable progress by jumping 79 ranks in the world rankings, from 407 last year to 328 this year, and secured the seventh rank in India. Additionally, the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), and Anna University ranked eighth, ninth, and tenth, respectively. Notably, IIT Indore experienced a decline, and Symbiosis International (Deemed University) emerged as a new entrant in the top 20, securing the 16th spot. Other universities in the top 20 include IIT Hyderabad, Chandigarh University, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, and the University of Mumbai.

The 2025 QS World University Rankings reportedly involved the examination of 17 million research papers, 176 million citations, information from 5,600 institutions globally, and input from 175,798 academics and 105,476 employers. The detailed ranking can be found HERE.

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