New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: For the first time, no Indian university was featured in the top 300 world university rankings since 2012. As per the Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2020 rankings, the only Indian institute which had featured in the top 300 last year, Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru, dropped into the 301-350 group.

“It is the first time that an Indian university has not featured in the top 300 of the ranking since 2012, when just a single institution from the country, the Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, was ranked,” said the Times Higher Education (THE).

However, the list features six Indian universities in the top 500 spots. This is an improvement when compared to the 2019 rankings last year where only five Indian universities made to the top 500.

Here are the six Indian Universities in the Top 500 Global University Rankings List 2020:

1. Indian Institute of Science: 301-350

2. Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar: 301-350

3. Indian Institute of Technology, Indore: 351-400

4. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay: 401-500

5. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi: 401-500

6. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur: 401-500

THE said that the best Indian institutions are generally characterised by relatively strong scores for teaching environment and industry income, but perform poorly when it comes to international outlook in comparison to both regional and international counterparts.

“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 this year, with only a small number of institutions registering progress,” said THE rankings editor, Ellie Bothwell.

“The Indian government has strong ambitions to boost the global standing of its top universities and attract foreign students, academics and research collaboration. 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,” she added.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma