Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar tweets a heartening message on Indian Institutes’ positions in QS Asia University rankings, 2019.


The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings have been released and the top position in the list was held by National University of Singapore. It was immediately followed by The University of Hong Kong. The list also showed the third place being shared by two the Universities namely, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Tsinghua University, China.

The top ten Asian Universities according to the QS Asia University Rankings:


1) National University of Singapore (NUS)
2) The University of Hong Kong
3) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
3) Tsinghua University, China
5) Peking University, China
6) Fudan University, China
7) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
8) KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
9) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
10) Seoul National University

19 Indian Universities in the QS Asia University Rankings List

A total of 19 Universities from India took the positions among the top 200. Among the 19 Universities from India that entered the list, 8 belong to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

The report show the rankings from India to have been improved compared to previous year. The top University from India was IIT Bombay placed at 33rd rank in QS Asia list, followed by IIT Delhi and IIT Madras with a rank of 40 and 48. IIT Bombay was at the 34th position in the last year’s ranking.

The Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar took to Twitter to announce the rankings of IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Banglore and IIT Kharagpur to have improved in the QS Asia University rankings list compared to last year.

Following is the list of all the 19 Universities that made it to the list:

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (33)
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (40)
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (48)
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (50)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (53)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (61)
University of Delhi (62)
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (86)
University of Hyderabad (106)
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (107)
University of Calcutta (134)
Jadavpur University, Kolkata (137)
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (156)

Institute of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Mumbai (167)
Anna University, Chennai (169)
Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi (177)
BITS, Pilani (180)
University of Mumbai (187)
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (198)

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