CrackitToday App

QS World University Rankings 2025

QS World University Rankings 2025:

The latest QS World University Rankings for 2025 were released revealing significant improvements for Indian universities and notable global standings.

Key Highlights of the Rankings:

  • QS Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) offers unrivaled data, expertise, and solutions for the global higher education sector.
  • For the compilation of the 2025 QS World University Rankings, QS claims to have analysed 17 million research papers, 176 million citations, data from 5,600 institutions worldwide and insights from 175,798 academics and 105,476 employers.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Retained its position as the best institute globally for the 13th consecutive year.
  • Imperial College London: Improved from sixth to second.
  • Harvard University and University of Oxford: Jointly held the third rank.

India’s Position:

  • In this edition of the rankings, with 46 universities, the Indian Higher Education system is the seventh most represented globally and the third in Asia, trailing only Japan (49 universities) and China (71 universities).
  • 61% of Indian universities’ ranking has improved, with IIT Bombay gaining the top spot in India.
  • A total of 61% of Indian universities have risen in rank this time, while 24% have maintained their positions.
  • Citations per Faculty: India’s performance in this indicator is strong, with a score of 37.8, surpassing the global average of 23.5.
  • This is the second-highest in Asia among countries with more than 10 ranked universities.
  • However, India lags in the International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio indicators, underscoring the need for greater international collaboration and exchange

Top Indian Institutes:

  • IIT Bombay: Leading in India, IIT Bombay climbed from 149th in 2024 to 118th in 2025.
  • IIT Delhi: Achieved the second position in India, moving up 47 ranks from 197th to 150th.
  • IIT Indore: The only Indian institute that declined in ranking, dropping from 454th to 477th.
  • New Entries: Symbiosis International (Deemed University) entered the top 20, ranked between 641-650 globally.