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World's best universities: No Indian university in Top 200

September 30, 2015 13:38 IST
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The Times Higher Education World University rankings 2015-16 lists the top 800 universities in the world. 

Read on to find out how Indian universities fare.

California Institute of Technology is the world's best university as per Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015

The California Institute of Technology is the world's best university as per Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015. Photograph: Canon.vs.nikon/Wikimedia Commons

Leading education magazine Times Higher Education has announced its annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The rankings judge research-intensive universities world over across 13 performance indicators to provide a comprehensive list.

The performance indicators were grouped into five areas.

The weightage given to each of these indicators is mentioned below:

  • Teaching (the learning environment) -- 30 per cent
  • Research (volume, income and reputation) -- 30 per cent
  • Citations (research influence) -- 30 per cent
  • International outlook (staff, students and research) -- 7.5 per cent
  • Industry income (knowledge transfer) -- 2.5 per cent
  • The final list comprised the top 800 universities in the world.

While seven universities from the United States of America featured in the Top 10, not a single Indian university featured in the the Top 200.

Let's take a look at how Indian universities fared in the list.

A total of five Indian institutions featured in the Top 500.

  • 276-300: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • 276-300: Panjab University, India
  • 351-400: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • 351-400: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • 401-500: Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Nine Indian universities featured among Top 100 as per the Asia University Rankings 2015

  • Rank 37:  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Rank 38: Panjab University
  • Rank 55: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Rank 57: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Rank 65: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Rank 69: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Rank 78: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Rank 90: Aligarh Muslim University
  • Rank 96: Jawaharlal Nehru University

A total of 11 Indian institutes featured in the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015

  • Rank 25: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Rank 37: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Rank 38: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Rank 39: Panjab University
  • Rank 43: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Rank 44: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Rank 56: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Rank 71: Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Rank 74: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Rank 78: Aligarh Muslim University
  • Rank 98: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

And the Top 20 universities in the world, as per World University Rankings 2014-15 are: 

  1. California Institute of Technology, United States of America
  2. Harvard University, United States of America
  3. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  4. Stanford University, United States of America
  5. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States of America
  7. Princeton University, United States of America
  8. University of California, Berkeley, United States of America
  9. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  10. Yale University, United States of America
  11. University of Chicago, United States of America
  12. University of California, Los Angeles, United States of America
  13. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
  14. Columbia University, United States of America
  15. Johns Hopkins University, United States of America
  16. University of Pennsylvania, United States of America
  17. University of Michigan, United States of America
  18. Duke University, United States of America
  19. Cornell University, United States of America
  20. University of Toronto, Canada
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