THE World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities in Asia’s Top 200

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.

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  • DR.Anand Kar

    Even in Asian context, only few true universities such as Tezpur University (100), Panjab Univ (114), & Jadavpur Univ, Univ. of Delhi (144), Aligarh Muslim Univ (158), Savitribai Phule Pune Univ. ( 188) and IIT-BHU (194) are in top 200. Although other universities including the state ones are also getting central grant, I wonder why they are not coming in the list.
    Strict monitoring is a must. University administrators appear to be busy in managing funds, exam, conducting seminars/confs, different meetings etc & not on monitoring teaching & research, the two important aspects of H. Education.