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QS World University Rankings 2025: IIT Bombay, Delhi in top 150; MIT tops

IIT Bombay has secured the top spot in India in the QS World University Rankings 2025, released on June 5. The global ranking agency reported that 61% of Indian universities have improved their standings compared to last year. IIT Bombay rose from 149th in 2024 to 118th in 2025, marking an improvement of 31 places. QS analysed 17 million research papers, 176 million citations, data from 5,600 institutions worldwide, and insights from 175,798 academics and 105,476 employers. Among Indian institutes, IIT Bombay is followed by IIT Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, which are ranked second and third in India, respectively. IIT Delhi advanced 47 positions from 197 last year to 150 this year, while IISc improved 14 places from 225 to 211 in the world rankings.

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP) secured the fourth spot, increasing from 271 in 2024 to 222 this year. It is followed by IIT Madras, which climbed 58 ranks from 285 to 227, overtaking IIT Kanpur, which improved from 278 to 263 but slipped to sixth position. The University of Delhi (DU) significantly jumped 79 ranks from 407 last year to 328 this year, moving from ninth to seventh in India. Other notable entries in the top 15 include the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), and Anna University. IIT Indore was the only institute to record a decline, falling from 454 in 2024 to 477 in 2025. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is a new entrant in the top 20, ranking 16th within the 641-650 bracket. Other universities in the top 20 include IIT Hyderabad, Chandigarh University, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, and the University of Mumbai.

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