A hodgepodge reaction for India with no university under top 300 since 2012 but the number of institutions entry went from 49 to 56 in 2019. Under Top 350 list, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar made it.
Around six Indian Universities are under the top 500 in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 as compared to last year including Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. The University of Oxford is leading the list from long back.
In the present year, there is a dip in the ranking of IISc from 251-300 to 301-350 due to citation impact score, teaching environment and industry income. In all 10 Indian universities which participated for the first time made it to the global ranking list of 1,300 universities.
Other than IISc, six other Indian universities fall into a lower band this year, however, the greater part of the country’s institutions pretty much stayed stable. Many of the new risen foundations are IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kharagpur and Jamia Millia Islamia.
Ellie Bothwell editor of THE ranking said to the leading media agency, “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.”