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Panjab University beats IITs in THE World University Rankings 2013-14

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Panjab Varsity beats IITs in THE Ranking
The Time Higher Education (THE) has announced the World University Rankings for the academic year 2013-14 on 2nd Oct 2013.

Sad news is that, no one single Indian University could not placed in top 200th ranking list. But good news is three new universities entered in top 400th list.

Panjab University has placed itself in the 226th position in World University Rankings, and it is the first Indian university to be placed in THE rankings.

Panjab University leaves behind the premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), which have so far represented India in the global rankings.

Click here to check THE World University Rankings 2013.

This year two new universities entered to the THE rankings, which are IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur both ranked in 351-400 segment.

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said: "These results should be encouraging for India: while no Indian institution makes the top 200, one player new to the rankings, Panjab University, is close in the 226-250 group. Moreover, India now has five representatives in the top 400 - a sign of growing commitment to the global rankings."

IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee are all behind in the 351-400 segment.

Click here to know the ranking list of the Indian Universities.

These four IITs and PU are the only five Indian institutes among the top 400, according to the Times rankings. The Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Pune University, universities of Bombay and Calcutta are conspicuously absent.

The US, with seven institutes in the top 10 and 77 in the top 200, dominates the rankings. Japan's University of Tokyo, at 23rd place, is the top Asian institute.

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