96 Indian universities find place among 550 top universities of Asia

The National University of Singapore has been ranked as the top university in Asia for the second year in a row, while three universities of India have made it to the top 50, according to the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2020.

IIT in Mumbai was ranked 34th, while IIT Delhi at 43rd and IIT, Madras at 50 makes it to the top 50 list which is dominated by the Singapore universities. Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, has risen to 2nd, displacing the University of Hong Kong (3rd).

QS has ranked the continent’s 550 best institutions from 18 locations, according to a bespoke eleven-metric methodology. The dataset includes the world’s largest surveys of global academic and employer opinion regarding university quality, accounting for the views of over 90,000 academic faculty and leaders, and over 44,000 hiring managers.

Asia Top 10

  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • Peking University, China
  • Zhejiang University, China
  • Fudan University (China)
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mainland China dominates the rankings for number of universities, with 118 in total and four among the top-ten: a remarkable progress. Until 2015, only one university from Mainland China featured among Asia’s top ten. Hong Kong’s top three universities drop one place each.

As many 96 universities of India, including 20 new entries, are in the full list but none among the top-30. The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is the top performer, placing 34th regionally.


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