17 Indian higher education institutes have figured in the top 300 list of just announced Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings for Asia. Only seven figured in the top 100 of these and none in the top ten.
The list is one of the most respected such lists for the region. In the 2013 list, only 11 Indian institutes took place, suggesting that the Indian show has improved quite significantly this year. China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia institutes have dominated the list. National University of Singapore takes the top spot. Of the 17 Indian universities, the IIT Delhi takes the top spot, ranking at 38. IIT Mumbai followed closely at 41. Only these two have figured in the top 50.
Several other IITs clamor for recognition in the list, followed by IIT Kanpur(52), Madras (53), Kharagpur (63), Roorke (70). The first non-IIT institute is University of Delhi at 81, next come University of Calcutta and Mumbai sharing rank at 131, BHU figures next at 142, Punjab at 177, Manipal Academy 187, BITS Pilani 205, IIIT Allahabad 216, University of Pune 247, finally Amity University stands at 251.