56 Indian institutions were ranked among the best universities in the world in a list compiled by Times Higher Education.
Not a single Indian university has featured in the World University Rankings 2020, for the first time since 2012. While Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) Bangalore retains the top position in the country, it has failed to figure among the top 300 best institutes.
The IISc Bangalore’s position has slipped from the 251-300 ranking cohort in the previous year to the 301-350 grouping. However, it improved in the research environment, teaching environment and industry income. Meanwhile, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar debuts in the same bracket (301-350), followed by IIT Indore.
The number one position has been retained by Oxford University, while this year’s second position has been grabbed by the California Institute of Technology. At number three is the University of Cambridge. After the top 200 ranks, THE puts universities in ranking groups.
The ranking is based on the performance of research-driven universities on 13 different performance indicators, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.