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The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings-2024

The QS World University Rankings-2024
The World Universities Rankings for the year 2024 by QS
The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings-2024

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.

Ranking Methodology:

The QS World University Rankings continue to enjoy a remarkably consistent methodological framework; compiled using six simple metrics that we believe effectively capture university performance. Since faculty area normalization was introduced in 2015 to ensure that institutions specializing in Life Sciences and Natural Sciences were not unduly advantaged, we have avoided fundamental changes. In doing so, we aim to ensure that year-on-year comparisons remain valid, and that unnecessary volatility is minimized.

For this 20th edition, along with the earlier six indicators three new indicators namely sustainability, employability, and research collaborations are added. Weights of all the indicators are with the addition of three new indicators. Sustainability, employability, and international research collaboration are the dimensions that are either reinforced or introduced for the first time.

Thus, universities are evaluated according to the following nine metrics/indicators:

1. Academic Reputation

2. Employer Reputation

3. Faculty/Student Ratio

4. Citations per faculty

5. International Faculty Ratio

6. International Student Ratio

7. Research collaborations

8. Employability

9. Sustainability

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.

Citation per faculty: Teaching is one key pillar of an institution’s mission. Another is research output. We measure institutional research quality using our Citations per Faculty metric. To calculate it, we the total number of citations received by all papers produced by an institution across a five-year period by the number of faculty members at that institution.

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

Sustainability: Sustainability has become a touchpoint for global institutions as they come to realise their impact on the world, and students have come to expect institutions to tackle issues related to social and climate justice. The QS International Student Survey 2022 found that 80 percent of students think universities could do more for the environment. This is reflective of a wider trend of younger students who advocate strongly for social and environmental activism. We have recognised this call to action by adding a five percent weight Sustainability lens to our flagship world ranking, the first of the major rankings to do so to reflect the crucial role universities play in charting the course and driving change towards a more sustainable future.

Employability: We have also continued to strengthen our insight on employability and remain the only major ranking to enshrine the importance of employability in our methodology. To do this, we have boosted the weight of Employer Reputation to 15 percent and added Employment Outcomes at five percent.

Research collaborations: Our third new metric, International Research Network, is another way of recognising the importance of research in changing the world. This metric specifically provides insight on how internationally connected an institution’s research is as well as recognising the importance of collaborative research more broadly.

The 20th edition of the QS World University Rankings features 1,500 institutions across 104 locations and is the only ranking of its kind to emphasise employability and sustainability.

Following are ranks of Top 10 universities throughout the world for the year 2024.

Top Ten Universities in the World-2023

Rank#1:: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Rank#2:: University of Camebridge, UK

Rank#3:: University of Oxford, UK

Rank#4:: Harvard University, USA

Rank#5:: Stanford University, USA

Rank#6:: Imperial College London, UK

Rank#7:: ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland

Rank#8:: National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Rank#9:: UCL - University College London, UK

Rank#10:: University of California, Berkeley (UCB), USA

Following are ranks of Top 10 universities in India for the year 2024.

Top Ten Indian Universities-2024

Rank#149:: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

Rank#197:: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

Rank#225:: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISC)

Rank#271:: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)

Rank#278:: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Rank#285:: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Rank#364:: Indian Institute of Technology Guwhati (IITG)

Rank#369:: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Rank#407:: University of Delhi

Rank#427:: Anna University, Chennai

Ranking Distribution:

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 from QS website please click on the "QS World Rankings 2024" button below.

About QS World University Rankings

QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, whose mission is to enable motivated people anywhere in the world to fulfil their potential through educational achievement, international mobility, and career development.

The QS World University Rankings portfolio, inaugurated in 2004, has grown to become the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance. Their flagship website,– the home of their rankings – was viewed 149 million times in 2019, and over 94,000 media clippings pertaining to, or mentioning, QS were published by media outlets across the world in 2019.

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