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Global best campus ranking: IIT Bombay slips 24 places

Friday, September 10, 2010

IIT Bombay, India's sole representative in the top 200 educational institutions in the world has slipped 24 places from its 2009 position. The Indian institution is at 187th position, down from 163rd position in 2009 in the prestigious QS World University Rankings, 2010, reports Anubhuti Vishnoi of the Financial Express.

The Harvard University has been replaced by the University of Cambridge as the world's best university, while four of the Chinese universities made it to the list of the world's best 50 educational institutions. The University of Hong Kong is up one place to the 23rd spot, and on top of the Asian pile. The Chinese University of Hong Kong is up to 42 from 46, and Peking University is up to 47 from 52. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is at No. 40, down from No. 35 last year.

Among Asian countries, Japan has 10 universities in the top 200; China and Korea have six and five respectively. Six of the top 10 universities in the world are American and the other four are in the UK.

Indian institutions like IIT Guwahati, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur and University of Delhi have slipped from their previous positions. IIT Guwahati has gone down 100 places to the 501 spot from 401, IIT Delhi is down 21 from 181 to 202, IIT Kanpur is down 12 from 237 to 249 and University of Delhi is down 80 places from 291 to 371.

The QS rankings were earlier published in collaboration with Times Higher Education. These are an annual ranking of the top 500 universities in the world, based on certain criteria such as academic reputation, employer reputation, institution inclusion, and research.