Know the top-ranked Colleges globally- QS World University Rankings 2021

The ranking is one of the essential parts of university/college hunting for many students. The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global higher education think-tank and compilers of the world’s most-consulted university rankings portfolio make this job easier every year by ranking institutes for higher education based on academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio. For 2021 USA rankings have dominated the rank list, with four of the five top-ranking institutes being from the country. Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Bombay has emerged as the best institute in Indian while the National University of Singapore has grabbed the top-ranking among Asian Universities.

Here are some of the other institutes which have made it to the top rank on the list. 

Rank 1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 Rank 2: Stanford University

 Rank 3: Harvard University

 Rank 4: California Institute of Technology

 Rank 5: University of Oxford

 Rank 6: ETH Zurich

 Rank 7: University of Cambridge

 Rank 8: Imperial College London

 Rank 9: University of Chicago

 Rank 10: UCL

In India, the following are ranked as the best institutes:

Rank 172: IIT-Bombay

 Rank 185: IISc Bangalore

 Rank 193: IIT-Delhi

 Rank 275: IIT-Madras

 Rank 314: IIT-Kharagpur

Rank 350: IIT-Kanpur

 Rank 387: IIT-Roorkee

 Rank 470: IIT-Guwahati

 501-510: University of Delhi

 601-650: IIT-Hyderabad

 651-700: Jadavpur University

It is seen that Indian Institutes have not featured in the top 100. But they have found their place among the top 200, and 5 institutes have featured in the top 500. IIT Delhi was also ranked as the most employable institute in India. 107 Indian universities have been ranked amongst the 650 in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021 and of them, 7 bagged a position in the top 100. Mainland China has the most number of institutes featuring in the top 650 in this category with 124 ranked universities followed by India. Japan also has more universities in the top 50 of the ranking (11 universities) than any other nation, location, or territory.

Despite these rankings, the report indicates that the US and UK are losing their charm in terms of employability ranking with Asian counterparts including India providing employable graduates.  Source:

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