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THE Impact Ranking 2021:Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham only Indian University in World Top 100 for Sustainability

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Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021'

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Tamil Nadu became the only Indian University to make it to the list of World’s Top 100 Educational Institutions for sustainability. It was ranked 81st (overall ranking) in the 3rd edition of Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021.

  • Apart from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, two Indian Universities namely Karnataka-based JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research and Punjab-based Lovely Professional University were ranked in the list with a place in the 100-200 grouping.
  • At the global level, University of Manchester (UK), University of Sydney (Australia) & RMIT University (Australia)  grabbed the top 3 places.

THE Impact Rankings 2021

  • THE Impact rankings assess universities against the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Around 1240 Universities from 98 countries were assessed for the 2021 edition.

University NameCountryOverall Rank
Amrita  Vishwa VidyapeethamIndia81
University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom1
University of SydneyAustralia2
RMIT UniversityAustralia3

India’s Impactful Universities

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Tamil Nadu81
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, KarnatakaBand 101-200
 Lovely Professional University, PunjabBand 101-200

Key Points

i.Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham finished 5th Globally in SDG4 (Quality Education) & 8th Globally in SDG5 (Gender Equality).

ii.Regarding SDG7 (Affordable & Clean Energy) – 4 Indian Universities ranked in Top-100. They are

  • Lovely Professional University, Punjab – # Rank 22
  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu – # Rank 24
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, J&K – # Rank 80
  • Chitkara University, Punjab – # Rank 99

iii.Russia is the most represented Country in the rankings with 75 institutions, followed by Japan with 73.

Recent Related News:

i.On 2nd September 2020, THE released the World University Rankings 2021.Indian Institute of Science(IISc) Bengaluru  ranked under the 301-350 group ranking, tops among the 63 Indian institutions which were qualified for THE rankings.

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