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IITs are world's third best tech univs

The prestigious institutes come next to MIT, Boston, and California University, Berkeley, as per a survey by Times.

india Updated: Oct 15, 2006 12:40 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have retained their number three rank among the world's 100 best technology universities, where the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) also find a place.

The IITs, which were on number three slot last year also, came next to MIT, Boston, and California University, Berkeley, both in the US, according to a survey conducted by the Times Higher Education Supplement.

It placed Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) at number 68, sandwiched between Hong Kong University and Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

The new technology survey showed academic opinion about the top places for science and engineering and puts IIT ahead of Imperial College, London, which comes in at number four.

However, in last week's rankings by THES on overall global excellence, IIT had slid to number 57, seven places lower than in 2005.

According to a spokesman of the Times Higher Education Supplement, the latest technology table emerged following an assessment of 3,703 academics, who had been asked to rate universities in their area of specialisation.

First Published: Oct 15, 2006 10:00 IST