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THE Impact Rankings 2022: 8 Indian Universities among top 300; India becomes 4th best-represented nation

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THE Impact Rankings 2022

The Times Higher Education (THE) released THE Impact Rankings 2022 (4th edition). There were 1,524 universities from 110 countries/regions participated on work towards the United Nations(UN)’s Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) across 18 tables, overall ranking and one for each of the 17 SDGs.

The overall ranking includes 1,406 universities from 106 countries/regions.It was topped by Australia as Western Sydney University is named number one in the world. 

  • With 64 universities on the ranking, India has become the 4th most well-represented country(Jointly with Turkey). 
  • 8 Universities from India are among the top 300 universities in the world. 

Note: THE Impact Rankings is the only global indicator to assess universities’ progress towards the UN’s SDGs. 

Top 3 Universities in overall ranking:

1Western Sydney UniversityAustralia
2Arizona State University (Tempe)The United States
3Western UniversityCanada
41Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham India 
74Lovely Professional University(LPU)India 

Note: Australia’s Western Sydney University has also topped the table for SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) and ranked 2nd in SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production).


i.Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu has secured 41st Rank in THE Impact Rankings 2022, the only Indian University among the top 50. 

  • Apart from the overall ranking, Amrita has secured 8th rank in the world for Good Health and Well Being, 8th for Gender Equality, 15th for Clean Water and Sanitation, and 32nd for Quality Education.

ii.Lovely Professional University(LPU), Phagwara, Punjab, has ranked 74th in the overall table and entered the top 100 list. LPU has ranked 6th in SDG 7(affordable and clean energy. 

iii.University of Calcutta has been ranked 1st among all the central and state-aided public universities of India. It has ranked 14th globally in the ‘Decent Work and Economic Growth’ sub-category.

iv.Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan, Himachal Pradesh is 2nd in the world for SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), and 6th for SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), while Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, is joint 8th for SDG 10 (reduced inequalities).

vi.Chitkara University is ranked 4th (among India) and has ranked among the top 5 in almost all UN SDGs. 

vii.OP Jindal Global University (JGU) scored a score of 60.3 out of 100 and featured in the 600-800 band

viii.ICFAI University, Jharkhand, was ranked in three high-impact Sustainable Development Goals — quality education (quality of teaching, percentage of first-generation students, life-long learning measures) and decent work and economic growth (students’ placements, employee expenditure) and no poverty (financial support to the students by way of scholarships). This is the second successive year that the ICFAI University was ranked by the Times Higher Education, UK.

ix.Overall ranking includes 1,406 universities from 106 countries/regions.

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On November 2, 2021, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) released QS Asia University Rankings 2022 featuring 118 Indian Universities following China with 126 universities.

  • The ranking has been topped by the National University of Singapore (NUS) for the 4th year in a row. It is followed by China’s Peking University at 2nd position, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong at 3rd.