IIT Bombay has moved significantly up from 179th rank last year to 162nd rank this year in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. Overall, the Institution improved on its 2018 performance by 17 places. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay ranks first in India, with an overall score of 48.2 out of 100. The QS rankings were released on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, by QS, a British company. In the overall level, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), according to QS World University Rankings, has made history by topping the for the seventh consecutive year and no other university has managed such a long run at the top.
This year's ranking features 1,000 of the world's finest universities. Stanford University, Harvard University and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) all retain their positions at second, third and fourth in the world respectively. Apart from IIT Bombay, two other educational institutions from India found their places in top 250; IISc Bangalore (170) and IIT Delhi (172), while the other IITs at Madras, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee and Guwahati have found a place in the top 500.