The Times Higher Education(THE) world university ranking 2018 published on September 5 ,2017 clearly rendered the position of Indian Varsities at world level.
The highlights of this ranking are :
-It is the 14th Annual Edition of its World university ranking.
-1000 Universities are ranked by Times Higher Education every year.
-77 countries participated in this ranking.
-Only 30 universities of India made in it this year.
According to the rankings,India’s representation has declined in comparison with last year’s ranking,from 31 institutions to 30, while eight of its universities have slipped to a lower band.The Indian Institute of Science, has been demoted from the 201-250 band to the 251-300 band.IIT Delhi slipped to 501-600 band from its previous year band of 351-400 while IIT Kanpur also fall from last year’s 401-500 to 501-600. Among the IITs, IIT Bombay’s ranking of 351-400 band remained unchanged.However The ranking states that most of India‚Äôs varsities showed improvement in research income and quality.
Apart from IITs, Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, Indian School of Mines, Jadavpur University, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Panjab University, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Tezpur University, Amrita University, Andhra University, Annamalai University, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, University of Calcutta, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, University of Kerala, Osmania University, Pondicherry University, Sri Venkateswara University, Thapar University and VIT University found their place in THE World University Rankings 2018.
Talking specifically the ranking of University of Delhi by Times Higher Education ,it is ranked 109th in the Universities of BRICS and emeging economics 2017 and it is ranked in the band 601-800 of world University ranking 2018.
China is the only BRICS nation that has advanced dramatically; it is now the fourth most-represented nation in the table, with 60 universities, including seven in the top 200, up from four last year.Improved performance from other countries too impacted India while in neighbouring China universities rapidly climbed year-on-year.
‚ÄúIf India continues to increase its research income then this will pay dividends for the nation in future editions of the ranking,‚Äù Phil Baty, editorial director, Global Rankings, THE, said.
UK led the rankings with University of Oxford retaining first position. The University of Cambridge climbed two places to second, overtaking California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, both joint third. The United States continued to dominate the rankings.
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