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World University Rankings 2020: IISc tops in India but ranking drops 50

World University Rankings 2020: IISc tops in India but ranking drops 50

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries. Out of 1,396, 56 institutes from India.

For the first time since 2012, not a single Indian institution figured among the top 300 in World University Rankings 2020, compiled by UK-based Times Higher Education (THE).Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) Bangalore, Tops in India but overall  its ranking dropped 50 places—from the 251-300 ranking cohort in the previous year to the 301-350 grouping. Other than IISc, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar appeared in the same grouping, followed by IIT Indore with a rank of 351 to 400. 

Top Institutes
2019
2020
IISc
251–300
301-350
IIT Indore
351–400
351-400
IIT Bombay
401–500
401–500
IIT Roorkee
401–500
501-600
IIT Delhi
501–600
401–500

Both second-generation IITs established after 2008-09 have leapt ahead of other top schools and older IITs including those in Mumbai and Delhi, primarily because of their high score in research citations. Thapar University comes in 601-800 group in 2020, last year in 801-1000 group where as BITS Pilani goes down 1000+ last year it was 801-1000 group.

“India has a huge amount of potential in global higher education, given its rapidly growing youth population and economy and use of English-language instruction. However, it is disappointing to see the country fall out of the top 300 of the rankings this year, with only a small number of institutions registering progress. The Indian government has strong ambitions to boost the global standing of its top universities and attract foreign students, academics and research collaboration. It now needs to back up these aspirations with high levels of investment – or risk declining further amid increasing global competition, especially from other parts of Asia," Ellie Bothwell, THE rankings editor, reportedly said.

Top Private Institutes
2019
2020
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
601-800
601-800
Thapar University
801-1000
601-800
VIT University
801-1000
801-1000
Acharya Nagarjuna University
801-1000
801-1000
BITS Pilani
801-1000
1000+

THE said that the fall in the ranking of IISc is “due to a significant fall in its (research) citation impact score offsetting improvements in research environment, teaching environment and industry income." “It is the first time that an Indian university has not featured in the top 300 of the ranking since 2012, when just a single institution from the country, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, was ranked," reported THE.

 

 



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