LONDON: India has enhanced its presence in a definitive world university rankings released here on Wednesday by claiming 49 places this year, up from 42 last year.
In what was described as an impressive debut entry by the annual ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’, the Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore) becomes India’s second highest ranked university – and a global top 400 institution – with its strong scoring for research volume and impact.
It overtakes IIT Bombay, which slips from the 351-400 rankings band to the 401-500 band.
India’s highest ranked institution remains the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, followed by IITs Indore, Bombay and Roorkee with Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University from Karnataka making a debut this year to complete the country’s top five.
“Our efforts in making research the focus of the institute is now reflected in the form of citation and other impact metrics of research,” said Pradeep Mathur, Director of IIT Indore. (AGENCIES)