NEW DELHI: Thirty-one Indian institutions feature in a list of 980 best universities from 70 countries, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016, issued on Thursday.
Leading among the Indian universities, IISc has claimed a spot in the 201-250 band, its highest ever position. Second among the top Indian institutions is IIT-Bombay, which has found a place in the top 400.
While there are 14 new entrants like Tezpur University from Assam and Amity University, five of the 2015 ranked universities — IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, Panjab University, Amrita University and Andhra University — saw a drop in their rankings.
Among the top 10, seven are from the US, while two are from the UK. At number nine, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) is the lone non-US, non-UK institution in the top 10.
What about the famous JNU ( Jihadi Naxal University ) ?
Abjinder Pal Singh
Disheartened..very sorry state of affairs.....!!
What sort of pride is there in coming at 400 th place? What next? Proud to be at 100, 000th rank? Must be the Shivsena culture
Gouranga Charan Pradhan
Isn''t it an achievement for a poor country like India?
No wonder our streets are not clean or built well. Our food is not to poper health standards ..... Too much sugar ..... Our cities look like desaster zones ... Our social system has no peace and we cant win anything on the global stage.
let history speak!
for the last 67 years how many of our policy makers have qualified from these universities?
Then how can they decide when they are not thirsty?
Overseas educating tours have merely been a pleasure tour just like time off offered to off shore employees
USA - 2 hours ago
The main problem with IITs is the poor quality of its faculty. Even the ones with PhD from the western (US, UK) universities became faculty at IITs because they were not good enough to be hired as faculty by western universities (there are a few exceptions but only a handful).
Fundamental laziness adds to this problem.
Absolutely shocking, I hope the central government will wake up and take proper action to improve the standard. It is also necessary to stop the rotten practice of reservations and recognize merit as the only criteria for admission.
UK - 4 hours ago
We Indians always believe India is the best in the world
Where there is reservations, there is failure. Simple.
Our Educational Institutions are in the list of top One Billions, we & our Govt are proud of it !
I am sure if they expand the list to top 2000, India will have a few more such as Patna University and Pakistan will have a few as well. Pathetic.