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Delhi, Mumbai IITs in top 200 varsities

india Updated: Oct 10, 2008 01:03 IST
Vijay Dutt
Vijay Dutt
Hindustan Times

The Indian Institutes of Technology in Delhi and Mumbai are the only Indian institutions in the 'Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings' list of top universities in the world.

IIT Delhi is ranked highest at 154, a praiseworthy climb from 307 in 2007, while IIT Mumbai has surged to 174 from last year's ranking of 269.

The highest-ranked university in the Asia-Pacfic is Australian National University, at 16. Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and China all have universities in the top 50.

The top 5:

Rank Institution name Country

1 HARVARD University US

2 YALE University US

3 University of CAMBRIDGE UK

4 University of OXFORD UK

5 Caltech US