University Ranking – Indian Universities still far behind
In the list of global university ranking released by The Quacquarelli Symonds (SQ) World University Rankings, Indian universities are still not able to make it to top 200. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been placed at the number one position for the third consecutive time. Imperial and Cambridge have come as second equal, while Harvard dropped from second to fourth overall. A total of 31 countries are represented in the top 200 in which the US is the dominant nation, with 51 institutions, ahead of the UK (29), Germany (13), the Netherlands (11), Canada (10), Japan (10) and Australia (8). The top-placed Indian institution, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) is ranked 222nd in the world, followed by IIT-Delhi at 235th, IIT-Kanpur at 300th, IIT-Madras at 322nd and IIT-Kharagpur at 324th position. However, the number of Indian institutions in the rankings has grown to 12 from 11.