IIT Bombay Clinches the Top Spot in India in the QS World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology by Subject for 2023

27 Mar 2023

IIT Bombay’s unwavering commitment to excellence in education, research, and innovation has resulted in the Institute cementing its place at the top. The Institute ranked first in India and 47th globally in Engineering and Technology in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject for 2023.  

The QS World University Rankings by Subject provides a comprehensive assessment of universities worldwide by recognising the top institutions across 54 specific subject areas. Within a span of one year, the Institute leapfrogged by 18 places from its earlier ranking in 2022 to 2023.  

A total of seven academic programmes from the Institute secured a place in the top 100. The rankings, which were released on March 22, 2023, showcase the Institute’s exceptional performance across four of the five broad subject areas including Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Management, and Arts and Humanities.  

Several programmes in IIT Bombay found their way into the top 100. These include: Minerals and Allied Research in the Department of Earth Sciences, which performed the best by placing 37th; the Electrical & Electronics Engineering programme placed 54th; Computer Science and Information Technology placed 66th, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering was ranked 68th, and Chemical Engineering placed 77th.   The Institute also has been placed between 51-100 in Art and Design and Civil and Structural Engineering. 

Gathering its data input from a global pool of over 130,000 academics, the QS utilised a set of five metrics to rank universities. These included academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, H-index (a measure to gauge the productivity and impact of a scholar or scientist’s published material), and international research network.  

IIT Bombay ranked high on many of these metrics. The Department of Mathematics earned a robust score of 78.6 in academic reputation, whilst IITB’s engineering programme in Minerals and Allied Research did it proud by scoring a high 88.1 in employer reputation and 88.8 in citations per paper.  

An elated director of the Institute, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri remarked, “We are indeed delighted that IIT Bombay continues to excel in providing a strong leadership role in engineering education in India. Our efforts shall continue in further improving the standing of the Indian higher education globally. I congratulate all our students, staff, faculty, and alumni for their contributions in achieving this recognition.”