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IIT Delhi, Mumbai make top 50 of Asian university rankings, 17 in top 300

While 17 Indian universities have found a place in the Asia Pacific rankings of ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) this year, only seven of them were in the top 100.

The highest ranking Indian institution is IIT Delhi at 38, with its Mumbai counterpart close behind at 41, the only two in the top 50. Other Indian institutes in the top 100 include IIT Kanpur (52) and IIT Madras (53), IIT Kharagpur (63) and IIT Roorkee (70). The University of Delhi is the highest ranked non-IIT institution from India here, at 81. At rank 95 is yet another, IIT Guwahati, reports CNN-IBN.

A file photo of IIT Mumbai. PTI

A file photo of IIT Mumbai. PTI

Last year only 17 universities made it to the list. Also this reflects well on the Indian institutions is because the Quacquarelli Symonds rankings are reputed.

The Economic Times quoted John O Leary, member of the executive board, QS World University Rankings as saying, "There has been a considerable improvement in the number of Indian universities making it to the Asia rankings this year. This reflects increasing engagement between Indian institutions and ranking agencies."

University of Calcutta, University of Mumbai, Banaras Hindu University, Panjab University are also part of the list.

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