New Delhi, September 12: For the first time since 2012, India has not featured in the top 300 World University Rankings 2020 list by Times Higher Education (THE). In the last few years, India had been the fifth most represented nation, and this time it has dropped out from the list. Indian Universities Move Up in Global Ranking with 49 Institutions.
According to a Mint report, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore — fell from the 251-300 cohort last year to the 301-350 bracket this time due to significant fall in its citation impact. However, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar debuted in the ranking with a joint top position of 301-350 with IISc.
The IITs established after 2008-09 have moved ahead of other top schools and older IITs including those in Mumbai and Delhi, primarily because of their high score in research citations. IIT Kharagpur and IIT Delhi have grown by 100 ranks from the previous year.
Inspite of not featuring in the top list, the solace for India, however, is 56 Indian universities feature in the group of 1,300 institutions, up from 49 last year. As a result of this, India holds on to its place as the fifth most-represented nation in the world and the third most-represented in Asia —behind Japan and mainland China.
Globally, Oxford University continues to lead the chart, followed by the California Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge. This year, THE’s World University Rankings 2020 includes over 1,300 universities from 92 countries, making it the largest higher education analysis.