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The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings-2017

The QS World University Rankings-2017
The World Universities Rankings for 2017 by QS
The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings-2017

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is best known for publishing the QS World University Rankings – the world’s most popular university ranking system. But for QS, the mission doesn’t stop at data and research. Every year, the company helps tens of millions of prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices and to develop the skills to succeed in their career and life.

The QS university and MBA rankings attract a great deal of interest and scrutiny each year. The London School of Economics bears little resemblance to Harvard University in terms of funding, scale, location, mission, output – so how is it valid to include them both in the same ranking?

They do both aim to teach students and produce research and it has always been the assertion of QS that this ought to provide a sufficient basis for comparison.

Academic Indicator: QS uses a number of academic indicators by which to measure institutions, depending on the specific ranking in question.

These include: Academic Reputation, H Index, Citations per Faculty, Staff with PhDs.

Employer Indicators: Given that employability is one of the primary reasons for pursuing higher education, employment based indicators feature prominently in the QS rankings: Employer Reputation, Employers’ Presence on Campus, Graduate Employment Rate, Alumni Outcomes.


Student Indicators: There are also a number of student specific rankings: Faculty/ Student Radio, Student exchange inbound.

International Indicators: Internationalization is a key part of modern higher education life, the QS rankings employ a number of factors to analyze how outward-looking an institution is: International Faculty Index, International Student Index

Following are ranks of universities throughout the world for the year 2017.


​Top Ten Universities in the World-2017

Rank#1:: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
Rank#2:: Stanford University, USA
Rank#3:: Harvard University, USA
Rank#4:: University of Cambridge, UK
Rank#5:: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), US
Rank#6:: University of Oxford, UK
Rank#7:: UCL (University College London),UK
Rank#8:: ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Rank#9:: Imperial College London, UK
Rank#10:: University of Chicago, US

Top Ten Indian Universities-2017

Rank#152:: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISC)
Rank#185:: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
Rank#219:: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
Rank#249:: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
Rank#302:: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
Rank#313:: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
Rank#399:: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
Rank#481-490:: Indian Institute of Technology Guwhati (IITG)
Rank#501-550:: University of Delhi
Rank#651-700:: University of Calcutta


The QS World University Rankings® results can be found on

This ranking also receives significant coverage in many national and international newspapers and media channels including the Guardian, BBC News, the Sunday Times, Chosun Ilbo, Al Jazeera, and The Times of India.


For more information on the ranking procedure, ranks of other universities and other details please click on the "World University Ranks 2017" button below.

About QS World University Rankings

Building on over 20 years of collecting institutional data, beginning with a global survey of MBA employers, our portfolio   of   research   projects   include   the   QS   World University Rankings®, which has been in existence since 2004.

With over 20 team members in the London and Singapore offices, QSIU is a highly skilled and culturally diverse team.

Committed to the key values of rigorous integrity, undeniable value and charismatic presentation, QSIU strives to be the most trusted independent source of global intelligence on the higher education sector.

In addition to the research personnel already part of QS, QSIU is growing its London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest operations to deliver the detailed analysis in increasing demand from many institutions in the market.

Disclaimer: All the above data is gathered from the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), all the logos and titles are belongs to Quacquarelli Symonds QS, EngMorph does not own any part of the data published in this page and EngMorph is not responsible for the correctness of the information presented. For more information, visit the Quacquarelli Symonds QS website.

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