Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

India’s IIT Delhi now ranks in top 500 world university rankings

Cambridge University ranked third Cambridge University ranked third
Patty Aguilar | 13 September, 2019, 22:51

Three universities of Vietnam have entered the World University Rankings 2020 of the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine for the first time.

Founded in 2004, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings is acknowledged as one of the world's pre-eminent rankings due to its use of a broad range of metrics.

Among those that made their debut in World University Rankings are IIT-Ropar, Institute of Chemical Technology, IIT-Gandhinagar, IIT-Patna, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Anna University, Banasthali University, Delhi Technological University, University of Mumbai and Siksha "O" Anusandhan. It scored 24.1 in teaching, 17.2 in research, 86.9 in citations, 39.4 in industry income and 37.9 in worldwide outlook. "We have expanded and created infrastructure last few years, brought talents from the entire country and world and financed research initiatives". 1,300- university list from 92 countries, Indian is the fifth most - represented nation in the rankings with 56 institutions.

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Edinburgh Napier dropped out of the top 800 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) guide, while Queen Margaret failed to make the top 1,000. The University of British Columbia is closest to the University of Toronto, coming in at number 34.

This year Swinburne has improved its position in a number of globally recognised rankings. The London-based publication claims to provide the most diverse university rankings, measuring the performance of academic institutions performance in 13 indicators, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and global outlook. "It needs to back them up with high levels of investment and increasing global competition", THE rankings editor Ellie Bothwell told TOI. The university also did well nationally, gaining six places to land 42 position among United Kingdom universities, indicating a climb in the tables on both fronts.

Occupying the rest of the Top 10 spots were Stanford University with 94.3 points; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 93.6; Princeton University, 93.2; Harvard University, 93.0; University of Chicago, 90.2; and the Imperial College London, 89.8.

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