Sun. Jun 23rd, 2024
India's Leading Universities Shine in 2024 World University Rankings

India’s Leading Universities Shine in 2024 World University Rankings

India’s Leading Universities Shine in 2024 World University Rankings

Record number of Indian universities shine in World University Rankings 2024

In a remarkable achievement, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 has seen an unprecedented increase in the representation of Indian universities. The Indian Institute of Science, the leader in the group, has regained its place in the global top 250 for the first time since 2017, securing a position in the 201-250 band. The milestone comes in the biggest ever edition of the World University Rankings.

Close behind, several Indian universities have made their mark in the 501-600 band, including Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mahatma Gandhi University and Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences. Two IITs, Guwahati and Dhanbad, have moved up two places and joined the prestigious league of the world’s top 800 universities in the 601-800 bracket.

This year, a total of 91 Indian institutions have featured in the ranking, making India the fourth best represented country in this global assessment. The 20th edition of The World University Rankings has expanded to 1,904 universities from 108 countries and territories, emphasizing a comprehensive and rigorous evaluation of research-intensive universities.

Global Recognition and Competition

Phil Batty, Chief Global Affairs Officer of THE, expressed optimism about India’s performance, saying, “This is great news for India as the institute looks to improve further and position itself on the world stage.” The top spots in THE Ranking 2024 continue to be dominated by prestigious institutions such as Oxford University, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In particular, Asia has emerged as the most represented continent, with significant improvements in the quality of teaching and research due to a surge in the rankings of Asian universities. Mainland China and Japan have led Asian progress, with 33 Asian universities now ranked in the top 200 globally.

This dynamic shift underlines the growing prominence of Asia in the global higher education landscape, with China emerging as a strong player.

Find full report here World University Rankings 2024 | Times Higher Education (THE)

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