Times Higher Education publishes world’s young university ranking- IIT-Ropar tops in India

Times Higher Education (THE) has published the world’s young university ranking for the universities which are 50 years old or younger. This year the list consists of 414 universities, out of which 351 universities were already placed last year. Two Indian Universities were included in the top 100 but non entered the ’50 under 50′ category.

The best two younger institutions are the IIT- Ropar securing the 62nd rank and the IIT- Indore securing the 64th rank. IIT-Ropar has scored 0 per cent in the international students’ category. The other universities which couldn’t make it into the list include:

101-150 band – IISER Pune
101-150 band – IIT-Gandhinagar
151-200 band – Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
151-200 band – IIT-Bhubaneswar
151-200 band – IIT-Guwahati
151-200 band – IIT-Hyderabad

The ranking is based on five parameters of teaching, research, international outlook, and industrial output. 30% of weightage is given to teaching, research and citation each. 7.5% weightage is given to the international aspect and 2.5% is given to the industry aspect.

IIT Ropar director mentioned in an official statement that “I am delighted that IIT-Ropar, which is just a 12-year-old Institute, has become known worldwide for its global competitiveness.” He gave the credits to faculty, students and the staff.

The IIT-Ropar has not only placed itself with the Times Higher Education World ranking, but has also secured 47th rank in Asia University Rankings 2020. The institute also improved its position in NIRF ranking and was ranked as the best institute in Punjab.

The Hong Kong University of Science is ranked as the best among the global varsities in the world.

The global top 10 includes:

Rank 1: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Rank 2: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rank 3: Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University, Paris
Rank 4: Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa
Rank 5: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Rank 6: Maastricht University
Rank 7: City University of Hong Kong
Rank 8: Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Rank 9: Sorbonne University, France
Rank 10: Pompeu Fabra University, Spain


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