Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge police officers stand outside the main buildings of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 23, 2013.Reuters

In what could be seen as an indication of hollowness in the Indian educational system, none of the country's reputed institutions made it to the list of world's top 200 universities, according to a new global ranking. The United States dominate the rankings with 19 of them featuring in the list of 50.

The QS World University Rankings that selected 800 best universities from around the world have placed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of US on top of the list, followed by Harvard University (US), University of Cambridge (UK), UCL (University College London) (UK), and Imperial College London (UK). Six universities from US and four from UK made it to top 10 list.

Not even a single Indian university made it to world's top 200 list, but 11 of them made a cut in the top 800. IIT Delhi is placed at 222, IIT Bombay (233), IIT Kanpur (295), IIT Madras (313), IIT Kharagpur (346), IIT Rourkee (401), Delhi University (441), IIT Guwahati (601-650), University of Mumbai (601-650), University of Pune (701+) and University of Kolkata (701+).

"In India, five Indian Institutes of Technology remain the country's only representatives in the top 400," John O'Leary, executive member of the QS Global Academic Advisory Board, wrote in the report.

The rankings of universities were based on research, teaching, employability and international outlook, according to the QS report. The list is finally compiled based on six criteria: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), student-to-faculty ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), international faculty ratio (5%), and international student ratio (5%).

Here is List of Top 50 Universities:

1.Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US

2.Harvard University (US)

3.University of Cambridge (UK)

4.UCL (University College London) (UK)

5.Imperial College London (UK)

6.University of Oxford (UK)

7.Stanford University (US)

8.Yale University (US)

9.University of Chicago (US)

10.California Institute of Technology (Caltech) (US)

10.Princeton University (US)

12.ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) (Switzerland)

13.University of Pennsylvania (US)

14.Columbia University (US)

15.Cornell Universityn (US)

16.Johns Hopkins University (US)

17.University of Edinburgh (UK)

17.University of Toronto (Canada)

19.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

19.King's College London (KCL) (UK)

21.McGill University (Canada)

22.University of Michigan (US)

23.Duke University (US)

24.National University of Singapore (NUS) (Singapore)

25.University of California, Berkeley (UCB) (US)

26.University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

27.Australian National University (Australia)

28.Ecole normale supérieure, Paris (France)

29.Northwestern University (US)

30.University of Bristol (UK)

31.The University of Melbourne (Australia)

32.The University of Tokyo (Japan)

33.The University of Manchester (UK)

34.The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)

35.Kyoto University (Japan)

35.Seoul National University (South Korea)

37.University of Wisconsin-Madison (US)

38.The University of Sydney (Australia)

39.The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

40.University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (US)

41.Ecole Polytechnique (France)

41.Nanyang Technological University (NTU) (Singapore)

43.The University of Queensland (Australia)

44.New York University (NYU) (US)

45.University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

46.Peking University (China)

47.Brown University (US)

48.Tsinghua University (China)

49.University of British Columbia (Canada)

50.Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Germany)