QS Rankings: IIT-Delhi, Delhi University Make Significant Gains on Global List

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IIT Delhi, Delhi University, and IP University have made significant strides in the QS World University Rankings 2025. Their advancements demonstrate improved academic performance and international competitiveness, with IP University earning the ‘Rising Star’ award for exceptional progress in sustainability and employment outcomes.

NEW DELHI: The latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings for 2025 has been a cause for celebration in Delhi’s academic circles. Notable institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi University, and IP University have shown significant progress, highlighting their enhanced global competitiveness.

At the forefront is IIT Delhi, which has ascended 47 spots from the previous year to achieve the 150th position globally. This advancement underscores the institute’s improved academic and research performance.

Vivek Buwa, head of the rankings cell and dean of planning at IIT-D, stated, “We are delighted that IIT Delhi has achieved a QS World University ranking of 150, marking the highest rank the institute has ever attained in these rankings. I congratulate all our faculty members, students, and staff on this notable accomplishment. With our faculty and students engaging in high-quality research, innovation, and technology development to address industry and societal challenges, the institute holds strong potential for further improvement in its ranking.”

The institute ranks among the top 150 universities in categories such as “citations per faculty,” which gauges the average number of citations per faculty member to estimate the impact and quality of the scientific research produced by universities, and “academic reputation,” which assesses the perceptions of global academics regarding which institutions exhibit academic excellence.

Delhi University has achieved remarkable progress, rising 79 positions from 407 to 328 in the rankings. It now holds the leading position among Indian central universities and has moved up from ninth to seventh place nationally. Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh praised this accomplishment, crediting it to the hard work of the faculty and students. DU ranks among the top 270 institutions globally in four key indicators: employment outcomes (44th), sustainability (220th), academic reputation (225th), and employer reputation (269th).

IP University, which made its debut in the QS rankings last year at the 1401+ position, has significantly advanced to the 1,001-1,200 category this year. This progress earned the university the “Rising Star” award from QS for the highest improvement among Indian institutions. The award was presented by Ben Sowter, senior vice-president of QS, at a summit held in Washington DC.

The university’s chancellor, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Vinai Kumar Saxena, along with Vice-Chancellor Mahesh Verma, expressed pride in this accomplishment. Verma emphasized the university’s recognition among the top 500 global institutions for citations per faculty, reflecting a notable enhancement in both academic and employer reputation.