In this year’s QS rankings, IIT-Bombay was the best-placed Indian university (overall), with a global ranking of 177. IIT-Delhi followed at a global rank of 185, and IISc Bangalore at 186.
Rankings like these come out every year, and it’s rare to see Indian universities among the top 100, let alone the top 50 or top 10 universities across the world. But what exactly are these rankings? Who decides them? Why are they given so much importance? And should they really matter anyway? Manasi Nene explains.