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World's best universities: None from India in Top 200 :(

Last updated on: March 12, 2014 21:09 IST

World's best universities: None from India in Top 200 :(

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The US not surprisingly dominates the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings while India's Panjab University features in the unranked category between 226 and 300...

India's struggle to break into the list of world's Top 100 universities continues as its higher education institutions failed yet again to impress academics across the world.

The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, which was unveiled recently, is created using the 'world's largest invitation-only academic opinion survey.' It features the Top 200 universities from across the globe.

The 2014 rankings are based on a survey carried out between March and May 2013, which received 10,536 responses from 133 countries.

The respondents included experienced, published scholars who offer their views on excellence in research and teaching within their disciplines and at institutions with which they are familiar.

To arrive at the final list of universities, the research team also referred to the 11 objective indicators that had helped create the World University Rankings 2013-2014, which were unveiled last October.

Read more about it here!

While the US THE rankings with 46 universities in the Top 100 (up from 43 in 2013), the UK came in next with 10 universities followed by Germany (six) and Japan (five).

"India is the only one of the so-called BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations -- those large, exciting developing economic powers -- which does not have a university in the world top 100," Phil Baty, editor of the rankings, told Press Trust of India.

"Mainland China has two, both in the Top 50, Russia and Brazil have one each -- this should be a cause for concern for India," Baty added.

"While we only officially rank the world's top 100 institutions, I can reveal that India is some way off the pace roughly around the 200th position," he said.

Punjab University, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's alma mater, found a place in the unranked section of 226 to 300.

It is followed by the Indian Institutes of Technology in Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Roorkee, which languish in the lowest grade of 351 to 400.

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20. University of Toronto

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Overall score: 14.9/100

The University of Toronto, established in 1827, is a public research university.

It enrols over 50,000 students annually across its undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

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19. Kyoto University

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Overall score: 15.1/100

Up next is Japan's Kyoto University.

The national university, established in May 1869, has three campuses -- in Yoshida, Katsura and Gokasho.

Across the campuses, it admits over 22,000 students into its undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

It has produced eight Nobel Laureates and two Fields medallists so far.

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18. Johns Hopkins University

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Overall score: 16.8/100

John Hopkins University was established 1876 and is named after its benefactor, philanthropist Johns Hopkins.

It is best known for its programmes in sciences, engineering research and development and enrols over 20,000 students annually.

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17. Cornell University

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Overall score: 16.9/100

Not far behind from Johns Hopkins is Cornell University.

Founded in 1865, the Ivy League research university is spread over 2,300 acres in Ithaca, New York.

It has seven undergraduate and post graduate departments catering to over 20,000 students annually.

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16. ETH Zurich

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Overall score: 17.4/100

Also known as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH was established in 1855.

The public university offers courses in engineering, science, technology, mathematics and management.

It annually admits over 17,700 students across its undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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15. University of Michigan

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Overall score: 18.9/100

The University of Michigan was founded in 1817 in Detroit. It is Michigan's oldest university.

It has three campuses -- in Detroit, Flint and Dearborn.

The university has an annual enrolment of over 43,000 students across various programmes -- dentistry, architecture, engineering, government and medicine among others, and is known to spend extensively on research.

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14. University of Chicago

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Overall score: 20.8/100

The University of Chicago was founded in 1890, enrols over 15,000 students to a multitude of undergraduate and post graduate programmes in economics, sociology, physical sciences, law and political sciences.

It has produced 87 Nobel Laureates, 49 Rhodes Scholars and nine Fields Medalists.

The University of Chicago Press is the largest university press in the US.

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13. Imperial College

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Overall score: 20.9

London's Imperial College was founded in 1907.

It comprises four colleges -- the Imperial College Faculty of Natural Sciences, the Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, the Imperial College Faculty of Engineering and the Imperial College Business School.

Together, it has an annual enrolment of over 13,500 students and 3,330 academic and research staff.

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12. Columbia University

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Overall score: 21.6/100

Founded in 1754 in New York, Columbia University operates in seven cities across the globe -- Amman, Jordan; Beijing, China; Istanbul, Turkey; Paris, France; Santiago, Chile; Nairobi, Kenya; and Mumbai, India.

It caters to over 29,000 students annually.

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11. The University of Tokyo

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Overall score: 27.7/100

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877.

The university annually caters to approximately 29,000 students across 10 faculties -- medicine, engineering, law, science, agriculture, economics, arts and sciences, education, pharmaceutical sciences and letters.

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10. University of California

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Overall score: 28.8/100

Rounding off the Top Ten is the University of California, Los Angeles.

Established in 1891, the 124-acre campus houses six academic divisions and is well known for its science and engineering programmes.

With an an annual enrolment of over 41,000 students, it is by far the largest institute in the US in terms of student intake.

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9. Caltech

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Overall score: 29.2/100

Also known as Caltech, the California Institute of Technology was established in 1891.

It has six academic divisions offering programmes in both pure sciences and engineering.

It has an annual enrolment of over 2,000 students.

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8. Yale

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Overall score: 30.9/100

The Ivy League research institute was established in 1701.

Yale University boasts of 51 Nobel Laureates among alumni, faculty and staff.

Yale offers over 2,000 undergraduate courses in the liberal arts and sciences and has over 65 departments and programmes.

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7. Princeton

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Overall score: 35.7/100

In seventh place is Princeton University.

Founded in 1746, the Ivy League university is the fourth oldest college in the US.

It has over 1,100 faculty members, and 34 departments from its School of Architecture, School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and admits over 8000 undergraduate and postgraduate students annually.

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6. University of California, Berkeley

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Overall score: 63.1/100

The University of California at Berkeley finishes sixth.

The university was founded in 1868 in a merger of the private college of California and the public Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College.

Berkeley offers around 350 undergraduate and graduate degree programmes and enrolls over 35,000 students annually.

Till date, 72 Nobel Laureates, 7 Fields Medallists, 20 Academy and 11 Pulitzer awardees have been associated with UC-Berkeley.

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5. Oxford

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Overall score: 67.8/100

The University of Oxford rounds off the Top Five.

One of the oldest known institutions of higher learning, it admits over 21,000 students across its 38 constituent colleges that offer a wide range of disciplines, namely humanities, social sciences, mathematical, physical, and life sciences.

Fifty-eight Nobel Laureates have been associated with Oxford.

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4. Cambridge

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Overall score: 74.3/100

In fourth place is the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1209, it is one of the oldest universities in the world.

Cambridge offers courses in arts and humanities, biological sciences, clinical medicine, physical sciences, technology, humanities and social sciences.

Ninety Nobel Laureates have been associated with Cambridge.

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3. Stanford

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Overall score: 74.9/100

Stanford University is ranked Number Two.

It was founded in 1891.

Stanford currently has seven schools imparting courses in humanities, sciences, business, education, engineering, law, and medicine.

It has an annual enrolment of over 15,800 students.

Fifty-eight Nobel Laureates have been part of Stanford.

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2. MIT

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Overall score: 90.4/100

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology emerges runner-up.

MIT, a private research university, was founded in 1861.

It comprises five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

It reports an annual enrolment of approximately 11,000 students.

Eighty-one Nobel Laureates, 52 National Medal of Science recipients, 45 Rhodes Scholars, and 38 MacArthur Fellows have been affiliated with MIT.

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1. Harvard

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Overall score: 100/100

With a perfect score of 100, Harvard University tops the Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings for 2014.

Established in 1636, it is the oldest educational institution in the US.

Annually, it caters to over 21,000 students over various graduate and postgraduate programmes.

It offers 46 undergraduate specialisations, 134 postgraduate degrees and 32 professional degrees in arts, science and business studies.

Eight American Presidents, including Barack Obama, have graduated from this institution and 75 Nobel Laureates have been students or faculty members or staff affiliates at Harvard.

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