QS World University Rankings 2022: MIT Holds Top Position

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a global higher education think-tank, on June 10, released the QS World University Rankings 2022 that lists the world top higher education institutions. With an overall score of 100, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped the list for the 10th consecutive year.

The report indicates that the United States and European Union universities plus the United Kingdom manage to secure the top ten positions on the QS World University Rankings 2022.

While the University of Oxford holds the second rank, Stanford University stands third. University of Cambridge and Harvard University rank fourth and fifth, respectively.

Here’s a list of top 10 rank-holding universities according to the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2022:

RankUniversityLocationOverall Score
1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, US100
2University of OxfordCambridge, US99.5
3Stanford UniversityStanford, US98.7
4University of CambridgeCambridge, UK98.7
5Harvard UniversityCambridge, US98
6California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, US97.4
7Imperial College LondonLondon, UK97.3
8ETH Zurich-Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurich, Switzerland95.4
9UCLLondon, UK95.4
10University of ChicagoChicago, US94.5

Like last year, no Indian university got featured on the top-100 list. However, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, and IISc Bengaluru are the only three universities that secured a spot among the top 200 for the fifth year straight.

Only 22 higher institutes from India could manage a place among the top 1000 universities of the world. However, this number remains comparatively unchanged from the past four years. There were 21 Indian Universities in the 2021 rankings, 23 in 2020, 24 in 2019 and 20 in 2018.

However, a statement by QS indicated that the Universities across India have improved their performance on academic reputation metric and research impact but still rank poorly looking at the teaching capacity metric. Amongst the top 250 universities for faculty-student ratio, no Indian universities fit in. Below are the top 10 Indian Universities that managed to get a place on the QS World University Rankings 2022:

RankUniversityScoreOverall Ranking
1Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)46.4117
2Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)45.9185
3Indian Institute of Science (IISc)45.7186
4Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)38.1255
5Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)36.4277
6Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)36.3280
7Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)28.3395
8Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)28400
9University of Delhi (DU)501-510
10Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)561-570

QS has ranked 1300 universities across the globe this year. To see the rankings country wise, visit www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2022.

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