India’s IIT Delhi now ranks in top 500 world university rankings

India’s IIT Delhi now ranks in top 500 world university rankings

Meanwhile, Otago University was ranked in the top 20 per cent; AUT and University of Canterbury were ranked in the top 22 per cent; and Lincoln University, Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Waikato came in the top 45 per cent in the rankings.

For the first time since 2012, no Indian institution featured among the top 300 in the latest edition of the World University Rankings released by the UK-based Times Higher Education on Wednesday.

Among the highest ranked of the three Nigerian universities is Covenant University which was ranked at number 401. Bothwell suggested that Taiwan's most prestigious university work on improving its rankings through increased investment in its teaching environment and worldwide cooperation. 1,300- university list from 92 countries, Indian is the fifth most - represented nation in the rankings with 56 institutions.

In the area of teaching - the learning environment - UCT's scores increased, with the university jumping up 35 places.

"India has a huge amount of potential in global higher education, given its rapidly growing youth population and economy and use of English language instruction". However, it is disappointing to see the country fall out of the top 300 of the rankings these years, with only a small number of institutions registering progress.

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The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators which are grouped into five areas of Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); global outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry Income (knowledge transfer)./. "It now needs to back up these aspirations with high levels of investment or risk declining further amid increasing global competition, especially from other parts of Asia".

Globally, the U.S. once again has 60 universities in the top 200, 10 of which comes from the state of California alone.

There are estimated to be more than 26,000 universities in the world. Because they attempt to compare universities that exist in a range of contexts - cultural, financial, historical, social and political - rankings are inherently imperfect, particularly when it comes to developing countries.

Occupying the rest of the Top 10 spots were Stanford University with 94.3 points; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 93.6; Princeton University, 93.2; Harvard University, 93.0; University of Chicago, 90.2; and the Imperial College London, 89.8.

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