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IIT Bombay Shines Bright: Among the Elite Top 150 Universities in Prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds Rankings!

According to an official statement from IIT Bombay, the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology located in Mumbai has reached a momentous milestone by securing a position among the top 150 universities worldwide in the latest edition of the renowned Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking. This significant achievement was announced on Wednesday, marking a historic moment for the institution.

Nunzio Quacquarelli, the esteemed founder and CEO of QS, expressed his commendation for IIT Bombay's remarkable feat, highlighting that a total of 45 Indian universities have been included in this year's rankings. The rankings were based on an extensive evaluation of 2,900 educational institutions from around the globe. The QS World University Rankings is an annual compilation that encompasses comprehensive overall and subject-specific assessments of universities worldwide.

In a previous edition of the rankings, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore achieved its highest position of 147 in 2016, showcasing the continued progress of Indian universities in global rankings.

IIT Bombay, securing the first position in India, has demonstrated significant growth in the QS World University Rankings, climbing from 177th place last year to an impressive 149th place this year. The institution achieved an overall score of 51.7 out of 100, as stated in the official release. This year marks the first time IIT Bombay has secured a spot among the top 150 universities since its participation in the rankings commenced. Notably, the institution has risen an impressive 23 spots in its performance for the year 2023.

Additionally, 45 Indian institutions were included in this year's QS World University Ranking for the first time, further highlighting the increasing prominence and recognition of Indian universities on the global stage.

The official release further detailed the specific metrics used in the evaluation. IIT Bombay excelled in the Employer Reputation metric, earning a global rating of 69, which was the highest among the nine parameters considered. The institute obtained scores of 81.9 out of 100 in employer reputation, 73.1 in citations per faculty, 55.5 in academic reputation, 47.4 in employment outcome, 54.9 in sustainability, 18.9 in faculty-student ratio, 4.7 in international faculty, 8.5 in international research network, and 1.4 in international students.

During the announcement, the CEO of QS acknowledged the remarkable progress made by Indian universities. With the evaluation of 2,900 institutions for this year's rankings, he highlighted the inclusion of 45 Indian universities, signifying a remarkable 297% increase over the past nine years.

Expressing his enthusiasm, he congratulated the Indian colleges on their improved standing and highlighted the continuous and steady improvement of Indian universities. He particularly emphasized the outstanding performance of the IITs and IISc as prominent Indian institutions. In recognition of its exceptional performance, IIT Bombay was specially acknowledged as the best-performing Indian university.

The CEO also extended his congratulations to Chandigarh University, which secured a ranking of 780 and emerged as the best-performing private university in India. Praising Chandigarh University as the leading Indian private university to secure a position in the top 780, he expressed his admiration and appreciation for their achievements.

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