IIT Madras, however, remained unchanged at 264th position.
The 2019 edition of QS World University Rankings ranks the world's top 1,000 universities for the first time - the best of the 4,700 institutions that were eligible for inclusion.
"In keeping with this new higher number, we have also increased the number of institutions receiving a specific rank, by moving the point at which we break into bands from 401+ to 501+," the ranking agency stated.
Over 83,000 academic and 42,000 employer responses went into the analysis for the ranking. The agency gave a maximum weightage of 40 per cent to academic reputation, followed by employer reputation (10 per cent), faculty-student ratio (20 per cent), citations per faculty (20 per cent), international faculty ratio (5 per cent), and international student ratio (5 per cent), respectively.
On its part, IIT Bombay scored an overall 48.2 out of 100. However, across different parameters, IIT Bombay bagged a score of 52.5 in academic reputation, 72.9 in employer reputation, 54.1 in citation per faculty, 43.3 in faculty-student ratio, 4.4 in international faculty and 1.8 in international students, all scores out of a maximum of 100 points.
Among the six parameters, employer reputation was the strongest for IIT Bombay with a rank of 93 globally.
Commenting on the improved performance of the institute, Devang Khakhar, director, IIT Bombay said, "The faculty and students are striving to excel in education
and research. The increase in rank is a reflection of continuous improvement in all spheres of our activity."
Apparently, since 2014, in the World University Rankings by QS, IIT Bombay has moved up 71 places.
Source: Quacquarelli Symonds