As we all know, THE World University Rankings 2013-14 results has been released yesterday, Oct-02-2013.
It employs 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and even governments.
The methodology for the 2013-14 World University Rankings is identical to that used since the 2011-12 tables, offering a year-on-year comparison based on true performance rather than methodological change.
Though it is disappointing to know that no Indian universities have scored places in the top 100 or 50, it is quite acceptable that they at least appear in the list between 200 and 400.
Yes, 5 Indian universities could manage to make way at least in the World Rankings 2013-14. According to the report, India seems to have performed better this year, with three new universities entering the world's top 400 list.
Panjab University stands first among Indian universities. It is ranked between the 226th and 250th place in the rankings of the year 2013-14.
Other institutes are the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. They are ranked between 351 and 400.
These 3 Indian colleges join IIT Kharagpur, which has slipped this year from the 226-250 to the 351-400 group, and the IIT Roorkee, which remains in the 351-400 group.
Phil Baty, editor of 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", he added.
Shashi Tharoor, minister of state for human resource development said that the policy dialogue: "Times Higher Education is widely seen as the principal yardstick we should look to."