India Becomes the Most Represented Nation in THE University Impact Rankings 2024

India most-represented nation on Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024India has become the most represented nation in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2024 with 96 entries. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu(TN), ranked 81st, tops among the Indian Universities featured on the list. This is the third consecutive time.

  • India is followed by Türkiye with 91 universities and Pakistan with 89 universities respectively.
  • The 2024 ranking is topped by the Western Sydney University in Australia, followed by The University of Manchester, the United Kingdom(UK) and the University of Tasmania, Australia at 2nd place.
  • This rankings were announced during THE’s Global Sustainable Development Congress held in Bangkok from June 10 to 13, 2024.

About THE University Impact Rankings 2024:

i.This is the 6th edition of THE University Impact ranking which highlights the impact of the university sector on the world’s progress towards the United Nations(UN)’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ii.2,152 universities from 125 countries/regions were evaluated to produce the overall Impact Ranking for 2024.


i.The ranking integrates scores across multiple SDGs to reflect overall performance and impact.

ii.Four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching were considered to make the list.

Top 5 Universities: 

Rank Name of the Institution Country  Overall score
1 Western Sydney University Australia 99.7
=2 University of Manchester United Kingdom 98.5
=2 University of Tasmania Australia 98.5
4 Aalborg University Denmark 98.0
5 RMIT University Australia 97.7

Top 5 Countries/regions represented in the overall Impact Rankings 2024:

Country/region Number of institutions Top institution Rank
India 96 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham =81
Türkiye 91 Istanbul Technical University 34
Pakistan 89 COMSATS University Islamabad 201-300
Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology 201-300
Russian Federation 79 Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University 201-300
RUDN University 201-300
Thailand 77 Mahidol University =19

Top 5 Indian Institutes: 

Rank Name of the Institution Location Overall score
=81 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu(TN) 90.3
101-200 JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Musuru, Karnataka 84.0-89.1
Lovely Professional University(LPU) Phagwara, Punjab
Manipal Academy of Higher Education(MAHE) Manipal, Karnataka
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences Bajhol, Himachal Pradesh

Other Noted Indian Universities on the list: 

i.B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology (Chennai, TN); KIIT University (Bhubaneswar, Odisha); and Sharda University(Noida, Uttar Pradesh) were ranked in the 301 to 400 rank band.

ii.The list features the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Gandhinagar(Gujarat) ranked 301-400; IIT Guwahati(Assam) ranked 401-500; and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Mumbai (Maharashtra) ranked 601-800.

Top Indian Universities under Each SDG: 

  • For SDG 1: No Poverty: JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research is ranked 21.
  • For SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being: JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research is ranked no 1 and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is ranked 7th.
  • For SDG 4: Quality education: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is ranked 3rd.
  • For SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation: Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences is ranked 2nd.
  • For SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy: Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences(Chennai, TN) is ranked 3rd
  • For SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth: LPU ranked between 101-200.
  • For SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Anna University(Chennai, TN) is ranked 64.
  • For SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities: KIIT University is ranked 6th.
  • For SDG 13: Climate Action: Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences is ranked 35th.
  • For SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: KIIT University is ranked 71st.

About Times Higher Education (THE):
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