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THE Young University Rankings 2023 : Mahatma Gandhi University Secures Top among Indian Universities 

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Best young universities in the world 2023

According to the Times Higher Education(THE) ‘Young University Rankings(YUR)-2023’ , Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kerala has emerged as top among Indian universities and secured 77 globally.Nanyang Technological University, Singapore tops the list in 2023.

  • The only three universities from India in the Top 100 World List are Mahatma Gandhi University, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences.

Indian Universities’ Performance

MGU followed by JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka and Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan, Himachal Pradesh in top three positions among Indian Universities.

  • JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore, Karnataka ranked 79 and Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences ranked 91st in the ranking list.

Key points:

i.A total of 45 Indian institutes were assessed in the THE Young University Ranking 2023 out of 605 universities globally .

ii.This category includes universities established in the past 50 years.For the first time, 13-year-old Shoolini University has participated in these rankings.

iii.In the year 2022, out of 539 universities ranked globally, only 40 Indian institutions were on the list and JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research topped the list.

LPU Ranks Ahead of 3 IITs in India

Lovely Professional University (LPU),Punjab placed in World’s Rank Band 251-300 in the ranking THE YUR 2023 list among the other universities created since 1973.LPU has surpassed three IITs, namely IIT Guwahati and Bhubaneswar (ranked within the 301-350 band), as well as IIT Mandi (ranked within the 351-400 band).

  • World University Rankings for Innovation (WURI)-2023 has recently acknowledged Lovely Professional University (LPU) ahead of world’s top Harvard & Oxford universities, in one of its global ranking lists.
  • LPU secured an impressive 12th position in the global ranking list for the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ category, while Harvard, a renowned Ivy League university, was ranked 23rd, and Oxford of the UK secured the 37th position.
  • India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings 2023 has ranked LPU at 38th among all government & private universities in the country.

The top 5 Indian Universities in ‘THE Young University Ranking 2023’ and their ranks and scores:

1Mahatma Gandhi University77
2JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research79
3Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences91
4Alagappa University101-150
5Indian Institute of Technology Indore101-150

The top 5 Universities in ‘THE Young University Ranking 2023’ (Globally):

1Nanyang Technological University, Singapore1
2The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology2
3Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris3
4Hong Kong Polytechnic University4
5Erasmus University Rotterdam5

The global ranking:

i.Hong Kong has three institutions in the top 10, while France is the most-represented country in the top 20(with five institutions in this group).

ii.Italy’s Humanitas University is the highest new entry in the ranking, in 29th place.

iii.Turkey leads as the most-represented nation with 47 institutions, followed by India with 45 and Iran with 39.

iv.Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Namibia are among the countries that make their debuts.

v.In the year 2022, 74 territories featured in the ranking list making it 78 in 2023.

vi.Australia is top-performing nation for first time in five years, while the United Arab Emirates(UAE) has shown a greater rate of improvement.

Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2023:

i.The Rankings for the year 2023 has been released on 3rd July 2023.

ii.The THE World University Rankings 2023 include 1,799 universities across 104 countries and regions.

iii.THE Ranking is based on the 13 performance indicators as the flagship THE World University Rankings.

iv.358 institutions are listed with “reporter” status(provided data but did not meet the eligibility criteria to receive a rank).

v.The universities are judged across all their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook – to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available.

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