Only two Indian institutions have made to it the latest list of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject rankings.
The Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore stands at the 71st position and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay ranks 82 for Computer Science this year.
Carly Minsky, student content editor, Times Higher Education, says, "India has achieved its best performance yet in the subject rankings, with two institutions in the top 100 for computer science. This new ranking, which shines a spotlight on computer science and information technology, goes to show India's strength in this specific area."
The rankings of other presitigious institutions are as follows:
- For Arts and Humanities - Harvard and Stanford Universities have been ranked the best
- For Business and Economics - Masschusetts Institute of Technology, US is the best
- For Clinical, pre-clinical and health category - University of Oxford has been ranked the best
- For Computer Science - ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology takes the top spot
- For Life sciences and physical sciences - Harvard Univeristy tops
- For Social sciences - Stanford University is ranked the top institution
Just 14 universities have made it to the top five of the eight subject rankings that cover arts and humanities; business and economics; clinical, pre-clinical and health; computer science; engineering and technology; life sciences, physical sciences; and social sciences. Two new subjects - business and economics and computer science - have been added this year.
The subject rankings have proved to be good for ETH Zurich of Switzerland, which beats competition from the US and UK to top THE World University Ranking for computer science.
The list of institutions in for computer science subject rankings features institutions from the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. Many of these institutions have not yet been able to take a position in the global university rankings.