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Times Higher Education rankings: IISc top varsity in India, Panjab University second

The Indian Institute of Science and Panjab University are the top universities in India, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15 released on Wednesday.

india Updated: Oct 02, 2014 21:19 IST
Vanita Srivastava

The Indian Institute of Science and Panjab University are the top universities in India, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15 released on Wednesday.

While an Indian institute is yet to figure in the top 200, both IISc Bangalore and Panjab University have been ranked in the 276-300 bracket. Incidentally IISc made a debut this year.

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California Institute of Technology holds on to the world number one spot for the fourth consecutive year, ahead of Harvard University in second and the University of Oxford at third place.

Panjab University vice chancellor AK Grover told HT, “We are sad because we have slipped by 50 points this year. But we are happy that we are put in the same bracket as IISc.”

“It is good news that India now has two universities in the world top 300. But it should be a cause for serious concern that India does not yet have a top-200 entrant, and does not seem to be making enough progress up the rankings,” Phil Baty, the editor of Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said.

The methodology for ranking the various institutes consists of 13 criteria in 5 categories which includes teaching (30% weightage), learning environment, research (30%), citation impact (30%), international outlook 7.5%), industry income( 2.5%)