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No Indian varsity in Times World University Rankings 2016 top 200; IISc Bangalore in 250 bracket

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is the only Indian institute to rank in the top 250 universities across the world in the latest edition of Times World University Rankings 2016.

Overall, the number of institutes making it to the rankings has gone up to 31. However, not a single Indian institute or university made it to the top 200 ranking bracket this year.

"India's leading university - the Indian Institute of Science - is edging closer to the top 200, claiming a spot in the 201-250 band, its highest ever position," stated Ellie Bothwell.

In June, IISc Bangalore also made it to number 27 among the top 30 Asian universities in the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings. For the first time, the Indian university has made it to the top 30 in THE Asia rankings.

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay made it to 351-400 ranking bracket. IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras made it to 401-500 rank bracket. Other institutes to make it to the rankings are:

THE 501-600 ranking bracket

  • IIT Kharagpur

  • IIT Roorkee

  • Jadavpur University

THE 601-800 ranking bracket

  • Aligarh Muslim University

  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

  • University of Calcutta

  • University of Delhi

  • IIT Guwahati

  • National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela

  • Panjab University

  • Savitribai Phule Pune University

  • Sri Venkateswara University

  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

  • Tezpur University

THE 800+ ranking bracket

  • Acharya Nagarjuna University

  • Amity University

  • Amrita University

  • Andhra University

  • Cochin University of Science and Technology

  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

  • Manipal University

  • Osmania University

  • SASTRA University

  • Sathyabama University

  • SRM University

  • Vellore Institute of Technology

Also Read: Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Hamdard among top universities in India

The top ten universities of the world include:

1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom

2. California Institute of Technology, United States

3. Stanford University, United States

4. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

6. Harvard University, United States

7. Princeton University, United States

8. Imperial College London, United Kingdom

9. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

10. University of California, Berkeley, United States

10. University of Chicago, United States

"The University of Oxford has become the first UK university to top the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in the 12-year history of the table. It knocks the five-time leader, the California Institute of Technology, into second place in the World University Rankings 2016-2017," THE's Ellie Bothwell stated.

A total of 289 Asian universities from 24 countries made it to the overall list of 980 institutions.

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First published: 22 September 2016, 12:10 IST