According to the rankings Oxford continues to hold first place, Cambridge second, and Stanford third. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology took a leap to number four.
India became the fifth best-represented nation as the number of Indian institutions in the rankings increased from 42 last year to 49.
IIT-Indore became India’s second highest-ranked university and a global top 400 institution with its strong score for research volume and research impact.
Pradeep Mathur, director of IIT-Indore said, “Our efforts in making research the focus of the institute is now reflected in the form of citations and other impact metrics of research. We continue to make research the focus of all our programmes which is why you see even our undergraduate students are active participants of research projects and collaborations within India and internationally too.”
While some institutions gained this year The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, slipped from the 351-400 band to the 401-500 band.