The four Indian institutions are the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University (DU).
The IITs rank 57th in the world's top 200 universities list and the IIMs rank 68th. The JNU comes 183rd in the last.
The Times Higher Education Supplement, an authoritative journal in academia, announced in the third edition of the rankings.
In the list of the world's top 100 science universities, IITs rank 33rd, while in the list for top technology universities, the rank of IITs jumps to the third place after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley.
The IIMs rank 68th in the list of top technology universities and Delhi University ranks 75 in the world's top universities in arts and humanities.