Even as Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore maintains the top position among universities of the country its global ranking has dropped two positions in the latest QS world university ranking.
Founded in 1909 as a result of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India and the Maharaja of Mysore, IISc's global ranking last year was 147 -- also just within the top 150 universities in the world.
All the other Indian universities that make the cut within the top 400 on the list are Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
- Delhi (185)
- Bombay (219)
- Madras (249)
- Kanpur (302)
- Kharagpur (313)
- Roorkee (399)
"This year's rankings imply that levels of investment are determining who progresses and who regresses," said Ben Sowter, head of research at QS.
Global raking of top 10 universities are as follows:
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Stanford University
- Harvard University
- University of Cambridge
- California Institute of Technology
- University of Oxford
- University College of London
- ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
- Imperial College, London
- University of Chicago