Indian Universities Slip in World University Rankings 2017: Know Why!

By Malavikka

The World University Rankings 2017 have been released. Indian Universities have seen a big slip in the rankings in comparison with the previous years. Even the premier institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology have lost their earlier ranks. None of the Indian Universities have made it even to the top 250 places. And the reason? Lets find out!

Top Universities in World Rankings

In the ranks were released by the Times Higher Education (THE) Oxford and Cambridge Universities have bagged the first and second positions respectively.


Dipped IIT ranks

IIT Madras, IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur have slipped from their previous years rank of 401-500 to 601-800; 401-500 to 501-600; 401-500 to 501-600, respectively due to dip in their overall score. The IIT Bombay (351-400) and IIT Guwahati (601-800) have retained their last year's ranks.

Indian Universities Slip in World University Ranks

InstituteWorld Ranking in 2018World Ranking in 2017
IIT, Bangalore251-300201-250
IIT, Bomaby351-400351-400
IIT, Roorkee501-600501-600
IIT, Delhi501-600401-500
IIT, Madras601-800401-500
IIT, Kharagpur501-600501-600

What is the reason for drop down of Indian Universities in world rankings?

IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore slipping in the rankings to lower bands. "The country's flagship university, the Indian Institute of Science, has been demoted from the 201-250 cohort to the 251-300 band as its research income and citation impact have declined", said the Times Higher Education Rankings.

Other Indian Universities in World Rankings

Other than IITs, the universities that have been listed in the world rankings are

  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • University of Delhi
  • Indian School of Mines
  • Jadavpur University
  • National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  • Panjab University
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • Tezpur University
  • Amrita University
  • Andhra University
  • Annamalai University
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani
  • University of Calcutta
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • University of Kerala
  • Osmania University
  • Pondicherry University
  • Sri Venkateswara University
  • Thapar University
  • VIT University

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