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Indian Universities Rank Low In Asian and International Rankings

Indian students are constantly getting attracted towards foreign universities. The rankings of the Indian Universities on the Asian and International level, clearly explain the reason. Even the the most prestigious colleges of India such as the IITs and IISc rank low in these rankings.

Even in the QS Asian Universities Ranking, only 17 Indian Universities come in the top 300 with the topmost being IIT Delhi at 38, followed by IIT Mumbai at 41. However, the rankings are better as compared to the previous edition in which only 11 universities were included in the top 300. Six Indian institutes have made an entry to the list. Banaras Hindu University, Panjab University, Manipal University, Amity University, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, and the Indian Institute of Information Technology made it to the Asia rankings for the first time this year. Five other IITs featured in the top 100, led by Kanpur and Madras just outside the top 50 at 52 and 53, respectively. The annual Asia rankings of QS are a regional variant of their global world university rankings which have been published annually since 2004. The Asia rankings are based on responses from 43,000 Asian and international academics, 8,000 Asian and international employers, and evaluation of 491 institutions.

In the 2014 World Reputation Rankings (WRR) by Times Higher Education Magazine. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and IIT Bombay, which figured at 130th and 192nd places in the table last year, have slipped out of the top 200 this year. Although, the Indian Institute of Science continues to be the most highly-rated university in India, it has seen its position drop to just below 200 in the world. IIT Bombay has also dropped to the 210-220 group while IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur both now feature just below 250th position in the world.

As a matter of fact, the Indian Institute of Technology at Guwahati made it to the 87th number in the world’s top 100 universities list under 50 years of age. The ‘100 Under 50 2014’ uses the same comprehensive list of 13 performance indicators that underpin the prestigious THE World University Rankings, but employs an especially re-calibrated methodology to better capture the characteristics of young institutions.

In the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, Indian universities have experienced a collective drop in their positions from the last year’s survey. Although IITs continues to be the most highly-rated university in India but most of the prominent IITs such as IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur lie below 300 in the world rankings. Surprisingly, the Panjab University lies way ahead of the IITs , ranked at 226-250. “There has been a great deal of soul-searching in India over the fact that none of its universities make the World University Rankings’ top 200 – a serious concern given the country’s great intellectual history and growing social and economic influence,” said Phil Baty, rankings editor at THE magazine.

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