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31 Indian institutes named in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17.

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For the first time in the history, 31 Indian institutes have found a place in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is India’s top institution in the ‘Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17’ list.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings:-

2016-17 rankInstitutionCountry
1University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
2California Institute of TechnologyUnited States
3Stanford UniversityUnited States
4University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
5Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States
6Harvard UniversityUnited States
7Princeton UniversityUnited States
8Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
9ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichSwitzerland
10University of California, BerkeleyUnited States
10University of ChicagoUnited States

South Korea also has four representatives in the top 200, the same number as last year, but all have risen.

  • Meanwhile, Hong Kong claims five top 200 positions, up from three last year, making it the most-represented Asian region in the top 200. It is led by the University of Hong Kong in joint 43rd place, a modest hop up from joint 44th last year.
  • Singapore is still home to the continent’s top university, the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 24th place (up from 26th).
  • China’s rise can be partly attributed to its improved scores in the academic reputation survey, which underpins both the research and teaching indicators in the methodology. The country’s institutions have also improved their scores for citations and internationalization.
  • Overall, 289 Asian universities from 24 countries make the overall list of 980 institutions and an elite group of 19 are in the top 200, up from 15 last year.
  • Furthermore, China’s two flagship universities have both made gains – Peking University joins the top 30 at 29th (up from 42nd last year), while Tsinghua University joins the top 40 at 35th (up from joint 47th). Asia’s leading institution, the National University of Singapore, is at 24th – its highest ever rank.
  • The calculation of the THE World University Rankings is subject to an independent audit by professional services firm Price water house Coopers (PwC).

India’s Position:-

Meanwhile, India’s leading university – the Indian Institute of Science – is edging closer to the top 200, claiming a spot in the 201-250 band, its highest ever position.

  • IISc (201-250 group), up from last year’s 251-300 group, is accompanied by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (351-400 group) in the top 400 table.
  • India has 19 institutes in the top 800, two more than last year and 12 others in the 801-980 band. Overall, India has 31 institutions, including 14 new names, in the list of 980.

Other Indian universities which have found a place in the list include

  • Jadavpur University,
  • Aligarh Muslim University,
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani,
  • University of Calcutta,
  • University of Delhi,
  • IIT Guwahati,
  • National Institute of Technology Rourkela,world-university-ranking
  • Punjab University,
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University.
  • Sri Venkateswara University,
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
  • Tezpur University,
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University,
  • Amity University,
  • Amrita University,
  • Andhra University,
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology,
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda,
  • Manipal University,
  • Osmania University,
  • SASTRA University, S
  • athyabama University,
  • SRM University,
  • Vellore Institute of Technology.