First the good news.This year, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B)'s rank has risen a notch--to 34 from 35 last year--on the Asian charts of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings. On the other hand, the city's other public institution, the University of Mumbai, has slid to the 801-1,000 range from the 701-750 bracket last year.
Globally , California Insti tute of Technology has piped University of Cambridge to occupy the fourth position in the rankings. The other Ivy Leagues--MIT, Stanford, Harvard --maintain their top places.
Locally , other than IIT-B, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras figure on the list of Asia's Top 50 universities. No Indian university , though, has managed to occupy a position in the Top 10 slot. IISc, which was placed 33 last year, has fallen to 51this time. IIT-Delhi is at 41 from 36 last year while IIT-Madras stands at 48 from 43 last year.
Speaking on the performance of the institute, director Devang Khakhar said, “I am glad that IIT Bombay continues to rise in the rankings.This is a reflection of the excellent work being done by the faculty and students of the institute.“ Considering that there are approximately 11,900 universities globally , IIT-B ranks among the top 1% universities of Asia.
This time round, Savitribai Phule Pune University is stable at 207 and Mumbai University has dropped from 145 to 181 in the Asian ranks. In the same continent, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was ranked number one, ahead of NUS and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Overall, IIT-B has improved its 2016-17 performance by one place. It is ranked number one in India, with an overall score of 75.7 out of 100. The institute has a score of 88.1 in academic reputation, 97.5 in employer reputation, 44.5 in faculty-student ratio, 96.3 in staff with PhD, 89.6 in papers per faculty, 9.7 in international faculty, 6.3 in international students, 10.9 in inbound exchange students, 9.1 in outbound exchange students, and 41.4 in citations per paper.Among these 10 parameters, employer reputation of IIT-B was the strongest at 21globally .