Times Higher Asia University Ranking 2015: Indian Universities Continue to Lag Behind
The recent rank list published by Times Higher Asia University Ranking 2015 ranking body, among all the universities of Asia, the Indian Universities has been lagging once again.
The universities of Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong & China are leading the list. Among Indian Universities, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has got the closet position in the ranking list. It has got 37th rank while Punjab University is holding 38th Position.
According to the ranking body, “India's progress has faltered, it has nine top 100 universities, one fewer than last year.”
However, Aligarh Muslim University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of Roorkee, Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur and Madras have got positions among the top 100 Universities of Asia.
The University of Tokyo is the top ranker and National University of Singapore and University of Hong Kong have held the second and third positions respectively.
Japan, Hong Kong & South Korea have three universities each as well as two universities each from China & Singapore have got positions among the top 20 universities.
According to Phil Baty, Times Higher Education Rankings, “It is a cause for concern that India has lost ground in the league table. With the country's massive numbers of under-25s putting further pressure on educational resources, it is more crucial than ever that India invests in research and strengthens its academic links with other nations or face being left behind.”