Panjab University beats IITs in global rankings

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Panjab UniversityNEW DELHI: though no Indian institution of upper learning is nevertheless to create it to the highest two hundred within the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings list 2013-14, one new entrant — Panjab University— is nearer to it upper class. Panjab University is that the highest ranked Indian institution clubbed within the cluster of universities ranked between 226-250 ranks.

According to THE, this is often India’s best performance up to now with 5 institutions creating it to the highest four hundred. the opposite Indian institutions that includes within the list are four Indian Institutes of Technology from Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Roorkee, all clubbed within the cluster of establishments between 351-400.

Meanwhile, the Calif. Institute of Technology retains its place at the highest of the rankings for the third consecutive year, whereas Harvard University restoration the second place (up from fourth in 2012-13), a footing shared with the UK’s University of Oxford. university slips from joint second to fourth.

According to THE, the improved engagement by India within the word-renowned rankings has seen it add 3 new entrants to the planet high four hundred list. The increased illustration for India within the rankings follows a two-day National Policy Dialogue in could on international rankings, once THE representatives were invited to fulfill with senior university leaders by the ministry of human resources development and committee.

At the meeting in Indian capital, Ashok Thakur, secretary of the department of upper Education, aforementioned that Indian institutions should not hide behind the  excuse that the globe rankings metrics and indicators don’t seem to be like minded for India’s institutions.  “We should play an equivalent game because the remainder of the world is enjoying,” he said.

Of the 5 Indian institutions in high four hundred, 3 are new entrants that embody Punjab University, IIT-Delhi and IIT-Kanpur. They be a part of IIT-Kharagpur, that slips from the 226-250 cluster into the 351-400 cluster and IIT-Roorkee, that remains within the 351-400 cluster.

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