World University Rankings 2018
Times Higher Education (THE) has published its globally acclaimed report of World University Rankings for the year 2017-18 enlisting top 1000 institutions worldwide. Every year, THE compiles and publishes this report featuring Universities/Institutes across the globe highlighting the overall performance, teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook as the key parameters of rankings. Competing for the spots are more than 2150 educational institutions spread across 93 countries.
Who took the top spots?
While none of the Indian institutions made it to the top, renowned institutions from USA, UK, and Switzerland fetched the titles. University of Pennsylvania is a new entrant to the top 10 for 2018 sharing the number 10 spot with ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. University of California, number 10 in the World University Rankings 2017 did not make it to the top 10 listings this year. Others who climbed up the ladder include University of Cambridge moving from number 4 in 2017 to the second spot in 2018. California Institute of Technology and Stanford University tumbled down the order losing their respective spots from number 2 and 3 to number 3 and 4.
How did Indian institutions fare?
Here are the top 10 universities and institutions from India who made it to the list alongside their respective rankings in top 1000. Interestingly, all the 10 institutions from India fall under the top 800 rankings out of a total of more than 2100 listings.
- Indian Institute of Science (Rank: 251-300)
- Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Rank: 351-400)
- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (Rank: 501-600)
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (Rank: 501-600)
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (Rank: 501-600)
- Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (Rank: 501-600)
- Aligarh Muslim University (Rank: 601-800)
- Banaras Hindu University (Rank: 601-800)
- University of Delhi (Rank: 601-800)
- Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (Rank: 601-800)
A close analysis of the rankings from 2017 shows the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Jadavpur University, and BITS-Pilani did not make it to the top ranked Indian institutions. IIT-Guwahati, and Banaras Hindu University are the new entrants to the top 10 club of Indian institutions have made it in the list. Seven of the top 10 listed institutions are again the IITs as was the case in the 2017 rankings.
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