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IISc the Top Indian Institute in Times World University ranking

IISc the Top Indian Institute in Times World University ranking
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Current Institutions have edged past the traditional IITs in the Times Higher Education THE World University Rankings 2019 on WednesdayThe Nation is...

NEW DELHI: Current Institutions have edged past the traditional IITs in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019 on Wednesday.The Nation is led again by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, which retains its position in the 251-300 band. But in a magnificent debut entry, the nine-year-old Indian Institute of Technology, Indore (IIT-Indore) became India’s second highest-ranked university and a worldwide top 400 institution with its scores carried by research volume and research impact. This year Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University, Mysore, which is among the top five Indian institutes and is designated among the top 500 global universities, overtook IIT-Bombay and IIT-Indore, which slipped from the 351-400 to 401-500 banding.

Overall, Oxford University claimed first position for the third successive year, also topping the list for its the research post (volume, income and reputation). Cambridge held on to the second spot, while Stanford in the US holds steady in third. Among the previously ranked Indian institutions, Amrita University saw an impressive rise in the 2019 table - from the 801-1,000 band to 601-800 this year.

India increased its foothold again, claiming 49 places this year, up from 42 – the fifth best-represented nation in the world, but most of the institutions either stagnated or declined in the 2019 table.In a statement issued to THE, Pradeep Mathur, director of IIT Indore, said: “Our efforts in making research the focus of the institute is now reflected in the form of citation and other impact metrics of research. We continue to make research the focus of all our programmes which is why you see even our undergraduate students are active participants of research projects and collaborations within India and internationally too’’, he said.

The United States remains the most-represented nation in the table, with 172 institutions, up from 157.

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