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June 11: IISc Bangalore has been ranked #1 by NIRF 2020, under University Category. Check Here

May 1: IISc Bangalore ranks 62 among 150 colleges in RUR World Ranking.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a deemed, research university that truly stands up to its reputation. It has emerged among the top 50 universities and better higher education institutes within the latest edition of the World University Rankings 2020. IISc becomes the first Indian Institution to get nearly 100,000 citations in a span of 5 years.

It was ranked 2nd in the university rankings, globally for its research facilities. Taking a comparative view of its ranking, IISc Bangalore was grouped among the top 250-300 institutes in 2019 to the top 300-350 institutes in 2020. It has been India’s consistent representative in the world’s top 300 institutions for years.

Talking on the global front, IISc maintains it’s the reputation of successfully imparting quality education. Institutions are awarded an overall rank depending on the number of points achieved through the evaluation, and their key strengths in specific parameters.

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IISc Bangalore Ranking 2020 Highlights

Ranking Year Ranked at
NIRF 2020 1
Outlook ICARE Ranking 2019 2 out of 100
Times Higher Education 2020 #301-350
QS World Ranking 2020 184
RUR World Ranking 2020 62 out of 100

IISc Bangalore NIRF Rankings

National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) launched in the year 2015 by MHRD, is used to rank Indian Institutions across the country. The ranking reports are based on the scores obtained in parameters like teaching, learning, and resources; research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception. 

IISc Bangalore has been ranked at the 1st consecutively for the past 4 years among the Indian Universities in NIRF Rankings. Tabulated below are the ranking and scores obtained by the institute in the last 4 years: 

Ranking Agency Year Rank Overall Score
NIRF  2020 1 84.18
2019 1 82.28
2018 1 82.16
2017 1 83.28

NIRF ranks the institutions based on the following parameters. The graph given below shows the score obtained by the IISc Bangalore

IISc Bangalore Outlook ICARE Ranking

Outlook ICARE has ranked the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in the second position in 2019. The overall rank grabbed by the institution is 96.08. The rankings evaluate institutions based on parameters such as Faculty Student Ratio (FSR), Papers Per Faculty (PPF), Faculty with Ph.D. (FWP), Inclusiveness & Diversity, Citations Per Paper (CPP).

The following graph shows the score obtained by IISc Bangalore in Outlook ICARE Rankings:

 IISc Bangalore Outlook ICARE Parameter Score

IISc Bangalore QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of University by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It also launched a separate ranking list for Asian Universities and for BRICS nations. 

QS World Rankings has placed IISc Bangalore at 184 positions. Asia University Rankings placed IISc at 29 positions and 10th position among BRICS Nation.

Ranking Agency Category Ranked At
QS World Rankings World University Ranking 184
BRICS 10
India 2

Tabulated below are the parameters used by QS World University to rank IISc Bangalore: 

Parameters Score
Academic Reputation 33.3
Employer Reputation 16.2
Faculty/Student Ratio 53.2
Citations per Faculty 100
International Faculty Ratio 1.5
International Student Ratio 1.8

IISc Bangalore Times Higher Education Rankings

Times Higher Education has placed IISc among the major 301-350 universities for the year 2019. However, the institution has shown a drop in the position of being ranked among 250-301 universities around the world.

Ranking Agency Category Rank
Times Higher Education Ranking World University Ranking 301-350
Asia University Ranking 29
World Reputation Ranking 91-100
Emerging Economies 16

The ranking agency considers a few parameters in order to prepare the rank list which comprises Teaching, Citations, Industry Income, International Outlook, and Research. Tabulated below are the scores obtained by IISc Bangalore in Times Higher Education World Ranking: 

 IISc Bangalore THE Parameter Scores

IISc Bangalore RUR World Ranking

The Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore got ranked as the best Indian institute by the Round University Ranking (RUR) 2020, Russia. The prominent Indian institute of Science also obtained a significant place on a global platform as it’s the only Indian institute that got featured in the top 100 or Diamond League.

The performance of the institute got improved this year as compared to 2019. The institute managed to climb a good number of positions and got 62nd rank. In 2019, IISC was ranked 84th with 81.393 score. However, this year, the institute’s score is 83.813.

Just like last year, none of the other Indian institutes could make it to the top 100.  Surprisingly, IIT-Kharagpur, which was ranked as the best Indian institute by THE Impact Ranking 2020, secured the 324th position with a score of 59.05 in RUR World University ranking. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is placed at 249 places followed by IIT-Madras at 271 and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune at 287th.