Where have the Indian Universities Gone?

tuktuk By tuktuk, 20th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The present page is on the findings of the Times Higher Education Survey 2010-11 in the context of Indian Universities in a comparative time scale.

Findings of the Times Higher Education Survey of World Universities 2010-11

In the year 2004, the Times Higher Education survey ranked Indian Institute of Technology at 41 among the best universities of the world. In 2006, there were three institutes in the country that got a place in the global top 200 list. in 2011, there are none as per the Times Higher Education Survey of World Universities.
The Times Higher Education (THE) rankings of the top universities across the globe seeks to capture a wide range of university activities on the basis of 13 difference performance indicators clubbed into five broad categories such as (a) teaching — the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)(b) Research — volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent), (c) Citations — research influence (worth 30 per cent), (d) Industry income — innovation (worth 2.5 per cent) and (e) International outlook — staff, students and research (worth 7.5 per cent).
The rank of IITs declined to 50 in the year 2005. However, in the same year, two other Indian institutions entered into global ranking in best 200 universities of the world. Those were Indian Institute of Management with a global rank 84 and Jawaharlal Nehru University with a global rank of 192. In the year 2006, the rank of IITs declined to 57 but with remarkable performance, the rank of Indian Institutes of Management improved to 68 and the rank of Jawaharlal Nehru University improved to 182.
The 2010-11 ranking of world's top university published for the year 2010-11 does not have a single Indian University in the top 200 list.
While decline in performance has been a common feature of Asian universities, in other countries like China, Hong Kong and Japan, at least the presence in the global ranking is continued. Unfortunately, the Indian Universities failed to make any presence in 2010-11. Hope 2012 survey report brings some good news for Indian universities.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Aug 2012 (#)

The facilties due to funding issues could be the reason. The criteria needs to be understood to conform for better grading. Do Indian Universities bother at all like others do? - siva

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author avatar tuktuk
21st Aug 2012 (#)

Completely agree with you sivaramakrishnanji

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author avatar A K Rao
21st Aug 2012 (#)

I thnk Siva Sir is having a valid point that we need to see the criteria first on which the list is being prepared! Thanks for the informative share dear Tuk Tuk!

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author avatar tuktuk
21st Aug 2012 (#)

There are five broad criteria such as (a) teaching — the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)(b) Research — volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent), (c) Citations — research influence (worth 30 per cent), (d) Industry income — innovation (worth 2.5 per cent) and (e) International outlook — staff, students and research (worth 7.5 per cent).

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