Hamstrung with poor research facilities, even the ‘young’ Indian universities have to toil harder to find a space in the global arena.
A global ranking of world universities that are under 50 years of age, does not include any Indian university.
Besides India, China and Russia also not do not figure in the list.
The Times Higher Education 100 under-50 rankings released in London on Wednesday is designed to reflect on how many nations were challenging the traditional education powerhouses of the US and the UK.
This is the second year of the list’s release. To qualify for inclusion in the ranking, universities have to be 50-years-old or younger (founded in 1963 onwards).
The top spot once again went to South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech). Asia again makes an impressive show in the under-50 rankings, with as many as eight countries in the continent being represented.
The UK has a maximum number of under-50 universities followed by Australia and the US.
Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings, said, “We haven’t found may examples of India’s universities under-50 years which are currently meeting our tough global standards.
The Indian universities that feature in the traditional Times Higher Education World University Rankings, mainly Indian Institute of Technology, are mostly older than 50 years.”
“The traditional elite cannot afford to rely too heavily on reputation — there is a new breed of universities emerging to challenge their crowns, ” he added.