IISc – India’s first institute to be among the top 100 world universities
IISc (Indian Institute of Science), Bangalore has become the India’s first institutes among the top 100 world universities. It enters the list of top universities in the field of engineering and technology with 99th rank. India features in the top 100 of the Times Higher Education's (THE) world university rankings.
The top 10 of the list are dominated by the three US institutions namely-
- California Institute of Technology
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
With Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and India, Asian universities occupied sixth positions in the top 30. Last year’s status has been maintained by the Singapore and Hong Kong.
Phil Baty, editor, THE World University Rankings said, "Like our flagship World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education ranking for engineering and technology subjects applies rigorous standards, using tough global benchmarks across all of a global research university's key missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. But although the table employs the same range of 13 performance indicators they have been carefully recalibrated to fit more closely the research culture in this subject.
“This year's stand-out success story has to be India, making its debut in this prestigious engineering and technology ranking, which represents the top few per cent of world universities for these subject disciplines. Whether you look at high-tech sectors such as IT or aerospace engineering or more traditional fields such as steelmaking, India's engineering and technology prowess is highly visible the world over in the shape of companies based in India or run by people born in India, such as Google and Microsoft, Infosys and Wipro or Tata and Mittal”.