TOP 10 Universities in the World: QS World University Rankings 2022


QS has ranked 1300 universities this year which is their largest pool till date. In the total list, 35 Indian universities got ranked, with only 22 in the top 1000, 3 in the top 200, and none in the top 100.

The QS rankings for the universities are based on the following metrics:

  • Academic Reputation (40%)

  • Employer Reputation (10%)

  • Faculty/Student Ratio (20%)

  • Citations per faculty (20%)

  • International Faculty Ratio (5%)

  • International Student Ratio (5%)


QS World University Rankings 2022: Top 10

Here are the top 10 universities of the world:. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Location: Cambridge, United States

2. University of Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

3. Stanford University

Location: Stanford, United States

4. University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

5. Harvard University

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Location: Cambridge, United States

6. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Location: Pasadena, United States

7. Imperial College London

Location: London, United Kingdom

8. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

9. UCL

Location: London, United Kingdom

10. University of Chicago

Location: Chicago, United States


QS World University Rankings 2022: Top 10 from India

Only 22 Indian higher institutions found a place amongst the top 1000 universities of the world. But this number is relatively unchanged from the last few years there were 21 Indian varsities in the 2021 rankings, 23 in 2020, 24 in 2019 and 20 in 2018.

However, a statement from QS noted that the Indian universities have improved their performance on academic reputation metric and research impact. However, they continue to rank poorly in the teaching capacity metric -- no Indian university ranks among the top 250 universities for faculty-student ratio.

Here are the top 10 Indian universities as per the QS World University Rankings 2022:

1. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

Rank: 117

2. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

Rank: 185

3. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Rank: 186

4. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Rank: 255

5. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Rank: 277

6. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)

Rank: 280

7. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)

Rank: 395

8. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

Rank: 400

9. University of Delhi (DU)

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Rank: 501-510

10. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Rank: 561-570