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Only two Indian institutes have featured in the top 50 Asian institutes in recently released TIMES Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for educational institutes in Asia. The two institutes that have made their way to top 50 are Indian Institute of Science (29th rank) and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (44).
Key Highlights of Rankings
Other institutes that have made their way to top 100 are IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, and IIT Delhi. The ranks as released by the World University Ranking are: Indian Institute of Science (rank 29), IIT Bombay (44), IIT Kharagpur (60), IIT Roorkee (65), IIT Kanpur (81) and IIT Delhi (86).
Other Indian institutes that have made it to top 200 are Tezpur University (100), IIT Madras (103), IIT Guwahati (112), Panjab University (114), National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (126), Jadavpur University (127), Indian School of Mines (141), University of Delhi (144), Aligarh Muslim University (158), Savitribai Phule Pune University ( 188) and IIT-BHU (194).
Total of 17 institutes from India have made their way to top 200 Asian Universities in comparison to last year. Though representation of India has increased in list, several of the universities have fallen down the rankings. Both IISc and IIT Bombay have dropped two places each to 29 and 44 position respectively. IIT Madras has witnessed biggest decline this year and has fallen from last year’s 41 place to 103 this year.
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi are two India institutes to figure in the top 200 in QS World University Rankings of 2015-16.
In this edition of annual global university ranking list, IISc Bangalore ranked 147th and IIT- Delhi ranked 179th respectively.
- It was the 12th edition QS World University Rankings and has been topped by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of United States (US) for record fourth time.
- Top five: Harvard University (second), University of Cambridge (third), Stanford University (fourth), California Institute of Technology-Caltech (fifth).
- In the top 10 universities, 5 are from US, 4 from United Kingdom (UK) and 1 from Switzerland.
- National University of Singapore (11th rank) has topped among the Asian universities.
Methodology: The University Rankings list has been compiled by assessing six performance indicators, each having different weightages. These six performance indicators are Academic reputation, Student-to-faculty ratio, Employer reputation, Citations per faculty, international student ratio and International faculty ratio.