Asia University Rankings 2016 | IISC at 27th Position

Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2016 have been recently released.

Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has emerged among the top 30 Asian Universities securing 27th position. This is the first time in history that an Indian university has managed to appear in the list of top 30 Asian Universities.

Besides IISc, eight other Indian Institutions have emerged among the top 100 in the list and overall India has the highest Institutions amongst the Top 200 South Asian universities list of THE.

The rankings were officially released on June 20. The list has been expanded to 200 for the first time.

Overall, 22 countries have been represented on the list, up from 14 in 2015. 

Indian Universities in Top 100

The chart highlights the Indian Universities who have emerged in the top half of the list.

S.NO.

Institution

Rank

1.

IISc

27

2.

IIT Bombay

43

3.

IIT Kharagpur

51

4.

IIT Delhi

60

5.

IIT Madras

62

6.

IIT Roorkee

65

7.

IIT Guwahati

80

8.

Jadavpur University

84

 

Singapore Emerges at Top

For the first time in history, Singapore has emerged at the Top 2 spots with the National University of Singapore securing the 1st position and Nanyang Technological University securing 2nd position.

 

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Phil Baty On India’s Achievement

Phil Baty, editor of THE rankings said that India has made great gains in the list over the recent years. He further said that just 3 institutions appeared in the list in the year 2013. He said that the nation still has to go a long way to compete with Asia’s leading university nations like Japan, China and South Korea. He said that India scores weakly on Internationalization.

The expansion of THE Asia University Rankings list to 200 has been indeed an excellent news for South-Asia since it will offer recognition to a greater number of institutions from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Asia, however, maintains high competition standards for universities.rom

Baty added that the South-Asian Institutions have somewhat lagged behind their counterparts in East Asia such as Singapore, China and South Korea in attaining Top-Notch status. Baty added that this has been primarily due to lack of funding and indicates the lack of government-led initiatives in placing universities at the heart of economic growth strategies. 

Baty added that this is unlike East Asia where such policy is highly successful.

He said that Indian Government has made an optimistic move wherein 20 institutions from across the public and private sector would be selected and the Government would aid them financially to assist them in competing at the Global level.

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