No Indian institution however, managed to make it to the top 200. But, the number of Indian institutes in the list grew to 12 from 11
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was placed at the number one position for the third year in a row.
The other Indian educational institutions that were given a rank lower than 400 on the list of over 700 top universities are University of Delhi, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Guwahati, University of Mumbai, University of Kolkata, Banaras Hindu University, University of Pune.
Imperial and Cambridge were tied at number 2 in the rankings, while Harvard dropped to fourth position from second. It was followed by Oxford and University College London in joint fifth place, with Stanford, Caltech, Princeton and Yale of the US filling out the rest of the top 10.
A total of 31 countries are represented in the top 200 in which the US is the dominant nation, with 51 institutions, ahead of the UK (29), Germany (13), the Netherlands (11), Canada (10), Japan (10) and Australia (8).
The QS World University Rankings is an annual league table ranking universities as a result of performance in four key areas: research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.
(With PTI inputs)