Is Harvard better than IIT?

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  • Harvard University and IITs in India are considered to be among the top institution across the world for academia and research work. Ranked globally, the acceptance rate of both Harvard University in US and IITs in India are considered to be highly competitive.

    Acceptance Rate & Eligibility: On an average while 18 -20 students are selected out of every 100 students that apply to Harvard University, only 1 student out of 100 is likely to be selected in top IITs in India.

    Apart from MBA, Harvard University provides admission based on previous qualifications and submission of SOP and LORs. However, for IITs, the admission is based on sc

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    Anushree Sinha | Contributor-Level 10

    7 months ago

    Harvard University and IIT are very well-known institutions worldwide and have their own strengths as well as weaknesses. According to the QS World University Rankings 2024, Harvard University has claimed the spot #4 in Best Global Universities, whereas IIT Bombay ranks #149 in the same category. On the basis of world workings, Harvard University has an upper hand.

    Mentioned below is the comparison between both the universities on the basis of some other parameters that can help you choose the better university for you:


    Harvard University


    Acceptance Rate



    QS Rankings


    #149 - IIT Bombay

    #197 - IIT Delhi

    #271 - IIT Kharagpur

    Annual Tuition Fee (B.Tech)

    INR 45.1 L

    8 L - 20 L

    Average Package

    $175,000 = INR 14.5L

    INR 21.82 LPA

    *the acceptance rate of IIT is much lower than that of Harvard since the number of applicants applying to IIT is m

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