Indian universities weakened in World Ranking 2018

Two United Arab Emirates institutions have joined Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the first time in their history, while Oxford has been ranked second year in a row, Cambridge has moved up to second place. Meanwhile, there are reports of sad news for major institutions like IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore in India, whose ranking has declined.

According to Ranking, the number of Indian universities has dropped from 31 to 30 in the Top 1,000 Universities. The country’s premier university, Indian Institute of Science, has been removed from the 201-250 group to 251-300 band, because its research has reduced income and quote effect.

IIT Delhi has been removed from 351-400 group to 501-600 and IIT Kanpur has also been transferred from 401-500 to 501-600 group. IIT Bombay has not only changed the ranking of IIT Bombay. Its ranking is between 351-400.

In addition to IIT in World University Ranking, Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, Indian School, Khan University, Jadavpur University, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Punjab University, Savitribhai Phule University of Pune, Tezpur University, Amrita University, Andhra University, Annamalai University , Birla Ince Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, University of Calcutta, University of Cochin University of Science and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, University of Kerala, University of Osmania, Pondicherry University, Sri Venkateswara University, Thapar University and VIT University have retained their place in world university rankings.

Whereas, China is the only BRICS nation, which has advanced dramatically, it is now the fourth most represented nation in the table; it has 60 universities in the top 200.

The University of Oxford has maintained its first position in the second year, while Cambridge University has moved from the fourth place to the second place.

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