Since, 2012, for the first time there is not a single Indian entry in the world’s top 300 institutes as per the Times Higher Education’s 2020 rankings.
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and IIT Ropar have been ranked first among the Indian institutes.The global rank of IISc, country’s premiere research institute, has declined to 301-350 from 251-300. There’s no improvement in the ranking of IIT Bombay.IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur have climbed up and are now in the 401-500 and improvement from the last year’s rank where they were in the 501-600 rank band.IIT Kanpur, which was in the first half of the list last year, has gone down to 601-800 rank band this year.
However, India has been featured as the fifth most-represented country in the list and the third in Asia behind Japan and China. This year, India has 56 institutions (up from 49 last year) in the Times rankings.
Among new entries from India, the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai and IIT Gandhi Nagar, who were not ranked earlier, have made it to the top 501-600 group.Similarly, Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University was for the first time ranked in the 601-800 group.