The annual survey ranked 650 universities from 18 locations, of which 107 are from India

Three Indian institutions have made it to the top 50 in the latest QS Rankings for Asian universities. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay was the top-ranked Indian college followed by IIT Delhi and IIT Chennai.

While IIT Bombay ranked 37, IIT Delhi was placed at 47 and IIT Madras at 50.

Among other Indian institutions, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru (56), IIT Kharagpur (58), the University of Delhi (71), IIT Kanpur (72), and Jawaharlal Nehru University (81) were placed in the top 100 institutions.

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds. The 2021 QS World University Rankings Asia compares 650 universities from 18 locations.

Notably, out of the 650 universities, 107 institutions ranked are from India. The Indian institutions in the top 250 include the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (103), Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (117), Indian Institute of Technology, Indore (188), Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (220), Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar (225), and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar (233).

According to the agency, the ranking has been done based on 11 key factors assessing university’s performance, capturing academic standing, graduate employability, research quality, web presence, internationalization on campus, and the diversity of each institution's international collaborations.

The most-represented location is Mainland China with 124 ranked universities, followed by India with 107; Japan, 105; South Korea, 88; Taiwan, 43; Pakistan, 40; Malaysia, 35; and Indonesia, 30.

Like last year, the top position was retained by the National University of Singapore (NUS) followed by Tsinghua University in China. Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, bagged third place. The University of Hong Kong was ranked fourth, followed by Zhejiang University in China.