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THE Young University Rankings 2024: Mahatma Gandhi University Tops among Indian Universities; Singapore’s NTU tops globally

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THE Young University Rankings 2024According to the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2024, Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) in Kottayam, Kerala, ranked 81(globally) has emerged as the highest-ranking Indian university.

  • Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore has topped the global ranking for the 2nd consecutive year.
  • Apart from MGU, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu(TN) ranked 96th is the only Indian University featured among the top 100 on the 2024 ranking.

Top 5 Universities on 2024 ranking

Global RankUniversityCountry/Region
1Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
2Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University ParisFrance
3The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong
4City University of Hong KongHong Kong
5Université Paris-SaclayFrance

Top 5 Indian Universities:

Global rankUniversity (State)Region/State
81Mahatma Gandhi UniversityKerala
96Anna UniversityChennai, TN
113Bharathiar UniversityCoimbatore, TN
117Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) PatnaPatna, Bihar
121Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management SciencesSolan, Himachal Pradesh

Highlights – Indian Universities:

i.India is represented by 55 institutions in the 2024 ranking, up from 45 in 2023 and 26 in 2020.

ii.IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat (151), International Institute of Information Technology(IIIT), Hyderabad, Telangana (151), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, TN (163), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research(IISER), Pune, Maharashtra(165) are among the top 10 Indian Universities on the 2024 ranking.

iii.KIIT University (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, has climbed to 11th rank among Indian Universities.

  • KIIT university has improved from 151-200 rank in 2023 to 168 in 2024.
  • KIIT University is ranked ahead of noted institutions like Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi (201-250) and IIT Ropar, Punjab (201-250).

Note:  KIIT has attained deemed to be University status under section 3 of the University Grants Commission(UGC) Act, 1956 in 2004, as conferred by the Government of India.

About THE Young University Ranking 2024:

i.THE Young University Rankings list the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger.

ii.The universities are evaluated based on 18 performance indicators

iii.The 2024 ranking includes 673 universities, up from 605 in 2023. An additional 499 institutions are listed with “reporter” status, which means they provided data but did not meet the eligibility criteria to receive a rank.

Key Highlights:

i.The number of Asian universities on the 2024 list has doubled in five years, from 165 in 2020 to 327 in 2024. Asian universities represented a total of 49% of the table in 2024.

ii.The number of universities from Africa has increased from 39 in 2020 to 77 in 2024. the share of African universities has increased from 9% to 11%.

iii. The rankings also revealed that Australia has the highest average score for its universities, followed by Germany and France.

About Times Higher Education (THE):
First Issue– October, 1971
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