The Indian is currently placed 35th in the WBC list which was updated after his victory over Australian Ben Kite.
Neeraj had outpunched Kite to retain the belt. The 24-year-old prevailed 120-110 119-109 115-113 in a gruelling 12-round contest against his 26-year-old rival, who had the experience of fighting nine bouts.
Neeraj has an overall record of eight wins in 12 fights.
"It's a huge achievement for me to break into the top-35 of WBC rankings, which has had world champions like Floyd Mayweather among others. I am the first Indian boxer to break into these rankings and I am very happy about it. My next target is to win a WBC international title which would propel me into the top-15 of the rankings," Neeraj told PTI.
Once he breaks into the top-15, Neeraj would be in contention to challenge for the world title as well.
"That is my ultimate goal, to win the world title but it is one step at a time. So I am taking things as they come," Neeraj said.
The WBC welterweight rankings are currently topped by British star Amir Khan, who holds the silver belt right now.