According to a survey conducted by the Google, University of Calicut, Kerala is the 4th most searched university across the globe and first Indian university most searched in India.
Google survey reveals the top 20 most searched universities across the globe. There are 5 Indian universities in Google's top 20 list. Among them, Anna University, Tamil Nadu is in the 6th position, University of Mumbai is in the 11th position, University of Rajasthan is in the 18th position and Annamalai University is in the 20th position.
University of Phoenix is the top most searched university across the globe, and stands at the 1st position. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in the 2nd position.
Ranking of the these universities is different from the traditional map of the global powerhouses of higher education.
The Google survey also reveals that online courses are gradually gaining popularity among the searchers. Internet is the major market for universities to reach probable students. It has become a very useful platform to deliver different courses, especially for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
In 2013, searches for online universities overtook traditional universities. In 2011, search data shows only conventional campus-based institutions were most searched.
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Top 10 Most Searched Universities are:
- University of Phoenix
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Open University
- University of Calicut
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Anna University
- Stanford University
- London School of Economics
- Columbia University
- New York University