IISc Tops Indian Institutions In Times Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018
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IISc Tops Indian Institutions In Times Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018

The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) figured at 13th position globally and tops amongst the institutes from Indian Institutions in Times emerging economies University Rankings 2018. IIT Bombay bagged overall the 26th position but ranked second amongst Indian institutions.

Indian universities improved their positions in the latest Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018. India was the second most represented nation after China, with 42 institutes making it to the list of top 350 institutes from 42 countries across four continents in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018. In 2017, only 27 Indian institutes were on the list.

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Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru, at number 13 (up from 14) has taken the top spot among Indian institutes followed by IIT Bombay at number 26, while several others have climbed the charts, including IIT Kharagpur which has jumped 26 places to break into the top 50 at No 45.

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Overall, NIT Rourkela has gained the most, jumping 57 positions to grab the joint No 138th spot, courtesy improvements in research influence and citations. Tezpur University has climbed 41 places to break into the Top 100 at a joint 99th place, thanks to improvements in its teaching environment and research influence.

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The Top 10 Indian Institutions in Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018

(Arranged in the order: Global Ranking, Name of the institute)

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Rank Amongst Indian Institutions Global Rank Name of the Institute
1 13 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
2 26 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
3 45 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
4 49 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
5 56 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
6 63 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
7 70 Indian Institute of Technology Madras
8 99 Tezpur University
9 114 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
10 117 Jadavpur University

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Phil Baty, editorial director of THE Global Rankings said in a statement that “India has reached a pivotal juncture. It is ambitious and has undoubtedly the potential to emerge as a key player in global higher education in the coming years. The government’s Institutions of Eminence initiative could certainly elevate selected universities on the global stage and may begin to narrow down the gulf with China in this ranking. But sustained investment, a relentless drive to attract leading global talent, and a reinforced emphasis on international benchmarking will be crucial to realising its global ambitions”.

The Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018 includes only institutions in countries classified by the FTSE as “advanced emerging” (countries including Brazil, Greece, South Africa, Turkey), “secondary emerging” (countries including Chile, India, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation) or “frontier” (countries including Argentina, Bangladesh, Croatia, Cyprus, Morocco, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Vietnam).

On the flip side though, the majority of India’s previously-ranked institutions have slipped in the rankings, and both IIT Madras and IIT Delhi have fallen out of the top 50. The nation remains the third most represented in the Top 200, behind China and Taiwan.

Among the institutes to enter the rankings for the first time are IIT (ISM) Dhanbad at the joint 146th place. IIT-BHU, Jamia Millia Islamia, University of Kerala and Pondicherry University have made their debut in 201-250 band while Thapar University and VIT are in the 251-300 group. Savtribai Phule Pune University sat at position 180. The University of Mumbai failed to feature in the list yet again.

Other institutes that have entered the rankings this year include Annamalai University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur, University of Mysore and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in the 301-350 band while GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, GITAM University, PSG College of Technology, SASTRA University, Sathyabhama University and SRM University bring up the rear in the 351+ group.

READ MORE: Times Announced Top Asian Universities Ranking 2018: India Improved In Number But Declined In Ranking

China with 63 institutes represented in the list dominates the ranking, up from 52 in the previous year. For the fifth year in a row of the rankings, Peking University and Tsinghua University claim the top two places of the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018.

The Top 10 in Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018

1. Peking University, China
2. Tsinghua University, China
3. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
4. Fudan University, China
5. University of Science and Technology of China, China
6. Zhejiang University, China
7. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
8. Nanjing University, China
9. University of Cape Town, South Africa
10. National Taiwan University, Taiwan

The performance indicators used for the rankings were grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer). IITB scored the best in Industry income (53.4) followed by Teaching (43.1).

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