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IIT-Bombay, Delhi and JNU most sustainable institutes in India: QS World University Rankings

SNS | New Delhi | Updated :

IIT-Bombay emerged as the best educational institutions in India in the first of it’s kind QS World University Rankings: Sustainability released on Wednesday. With a total of 15 Indian universities getting a place in the list, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) featured in the 281-300 rank range, followed by IIT-Delhi (321-340 rank) and Jawaharlal Nehru University at the third rank (361-380).

In order to assess how universities are taking action to set the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues, QS World University Rankings: Sustainability ranking has been started this year.

As of this year, experts took view of over 1300 higher education institutions meeting particular eligibility requirements, out of which 700 institutions made it to the final ranking list.

Fourth rank has been saved by the University of Delhi which marks in the 381-400 rank range and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) took on the fifth spot (451-500).

However, not just these but many other Indian universities like the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), Aligarh Muslim University, Jadavpur University, Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP), Banaras Hindu University, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) also featured in the list.

Meanwhile globally, the University of California, Berkeley (from the US) has taken the lead in the sustainability frame as it has achieved top scores in both the Environmental Impact and Social Impact categories, each providing 50 per cent of the all-around score. It is followed by two Canadian institutions, the University of Toronto securing the second place and the University of British Columbia making it to third spot.