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India is home to eight of top 100 universities in Asia: THE

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London: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is the highest ranking institution is in India among 300 top universities in Asia as per The Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2017. IISc stands at 27 in Asia. India has 33 institutions in the top 300, 17 of which are new entrants in the Rankings.

The Times Higher Education (THE) has today published the Asia University Rankings 2017. Among top 100 universities in Asia, eight institutes are from India. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay finds 42 position. The most surprise star among top ranked Institutes in India is Veltech University, which secured joint 43rd spot in the top 50. Veltech University is based in Tamil Nadu, which did not find any place in the last year rankings.

IIT Delhi features at fourth place while IIT Bombay occupies the fifth spot. IIT Kanpur and IIT Roorkee secure sixth and seventh spots, respectively. The other top ten universities in India are as followed: IIT Kharagpur (Eighth), IIT Guwahati (Ninth) and Jadavpur University (Tenth).

Of India’s success, Phil Baty the editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, said “India is the higher education star of the South Asian region, taking an impressive 33 places in the table this year – more than double its representation a year ago. This means that India is now the third most-represented nation in the table for the first time. It is also a fantastic achievement that its leading university, Indian Institute of Science, clings on to 27th place for the second year in a row, while other leading institutions nearby in the table declined.

“Pakistan has also made great gains, more than tripling its representation since last year, from two to seven, while Sri Lanka makes its debut with the University of Colombo making the 251+ band.

“However, despite all this good news for South Asia, the region faces stiff competition as institutions in other leading higher education nations such as China improve at a faster rate,” Mr Baty added.

For the second year in a row, Singapore’s National University and China’s Peking University ranked first and second respectively. Only two Japanese institutions appear in the top 20, despite the country’s strong representation in the rankings with 69 universities included – almost a quarter (23%) of the top 300 list. After China with six universities in the top 20, Hong Kong and South Korea are well-represented with five institutions each.

India’s Best Universities as per THE Asia University Rankings 2017:




Rank 2017

Rank 2016

Indian Institute of Science =27 27
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 42 43
Veltech University =43 NR
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi =54 60
Indian Institute of Technology Madras 62 62
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur 63 101–110
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 70 65
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 87 51
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 101-110 =80
Jadavpur University 101-110 =84
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 111-120 NR
Panjab University 121-130 111–120
Tezpur University 131-140 NR
University of Delhi 131-140 161–170
Aligarh Muslim University 151-160 151–160
Savitribai Phule Pune University 161-170 141–150
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani 181-190 191–200
National Institute of Technology Rourkela 191-200 NR
Sri Venkateswara University 191-200 NR
University of Calcutta 191-200 141–150
Acharya Nagarjuna University 201-250 NR
Osmania University 201-250 NR
Amity University 251+ NR
Amrita University 251+ 181–190
Andhra University 251+ NR
Annamalai University 251+ NR
Cochin University of Science and Technology 251+ NR
Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 251+ NR
Manipal University 251+ NR
SASTRA University 251+ NR
Sathyabama University 251+ NR
SRM University 251+ NR
Vellore Institute of Technology 251+ NR



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