Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings Include 91 Indian Varsities, IISc Ranked the Best in India

New Delhi, September 28, 2023 – World University Rankings 2024 – As many as 91 Indian universities have featured in the World University Rankings 2024, announced by the Times Higher Education (THE) magazine on September 27, 2023. Last year, 75 Indian institutes were included in the rankings.

India’s highest-ranked institution, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, has made a return to the global top 250, securing a position within the 201-250 band for the first time since 2017.

India has improved its ranking. It has become the fourth-best represented nation in the World University Rankings 2024, up from sixth position last year.

Two Indian institutions, namely IIT Guwahati and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, have elevated their positions by two bands to secure a spot among the world’s top 800 universities, moving from the 1001-1200 range to the 601-800 bracket.

The global rankings continue to be dominated by prestigious institutions securing the top positions. Top five rankings secured by these universities are follows:

  • University of Oxford
  • Stanford University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Β 
  • Harvard University
  • University of Cambridge

In the top 10 of THE Rankings 2024, seven universities are from the US, while the other three are from the UK.

In this 20th edition of the ranking, 1,904 universities, an increase from 1,799 last year, spanning 108 countries and regions, have been evaluated.Β 

The latest ranking report highlights significant advancements by Indian universities this year, with five of the country’s top institutions making notable progress.Β 

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Noteworthy achievements include:

  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc): IISc has demonstrated remarkable improvement, moving from the 251-300 ranking band last year to a more prestigious 201-250 position.
  • Anna University: Anna University has climbed from the 801-1000 ranking band in the previous year to a significantly higher standing within the 501-600 range.
  • Aligarh Muslim University: Aligarh Muslim University has ascended from the 801-1000 ranking band last year to the more competitive 601-800 category.
  • Bharathiar University: Bharathiar University has mirrored this progress, elevating itself from the 801-1000 ranking band to the 601-800 range.

Aside from the standout performance of IISc, India boasts four additional universities within the topΒ  501-600 range. These institutions include:

  • Anna University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences

THE Rankings 2024 are the most comprehensive, rigorous and balanced global ranking. The assessment is based on research-intensive universities across 18 performance indicators covering their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and internationalisation.

Indian universities and institutes that have earned a place of pride in the prestigious World University Rankings 2024 are as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
  • Anna University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences
  • Alagappa University
  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Bharathiar University
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad
  • Indian Institute of Technology Patna
  • International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
  • Jamia Hamdard University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • Malviya National Institute of Technology
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  • National Institute of Technology Silchar
  • Panjab University
  • Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Amity University
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Institute of Chemical Technology
  • University of Delhi
  • Delhi Technological University
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune
  • Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
  • Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Anantapur (JNTUA)
  • Jaypee University of Information Technology
  • JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research
  • Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education
  • Lovely Professional University
  • National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
  • University of Petroleum Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
  • Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan

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World University Rankings 2024 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is the significance of the World University Rankings 2024, and how are the performance of these universities evaluated in these rankings?

Ans: The World University Rankings 2024 is a global assessment and ranking of universities worldwide conducted by Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. The assessment is based on research-intensive universities across 18 performance indicators covering their core missions of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and internationalisation. The rankings serve as a benchmark for universities and help students, educators, policymakers, and the public make informed decisions about higher education institutions.Β 

Q: How many Indian universities have featured in the World University Rankings 2024?

Ans: 91 Indian universities have featured in the World University Rankings 2024. These institutions can use the international performance benchmarks to further improve and to put themselves rightfully on the world stage.

Q: Which Indian university secured a position within the global top 250 in the World University Rankings 2024?

Ans: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore has secured a position within the 201-250 band, marking its return to the global top 250 for the first time since 2017.

Q: How has India’s representation in the World University Rankings changed compared to the previous year?

Ans: India improved its ranking, becoming the fourth-best represented nation in the World University Rankings 2024, up from the sixth position in the previous year.

Q: Which Indian universities have moved from the 1001-1200 range to secure a place among the top 800 universities?

Ans: IIT Guwahati and the Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad have elevated their positions by two bands, moving from the 1001-1200 range to the 601-800 bracket in the World University Rankings 2024.

Q: Who are the top three universities in the global rankings for 2024?

Ans: The top three universities in the global rankings for 2024 are the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Q: How many universities were evaluated in the 20th edition of the ranking, and from how many countries and regions?

Ans: In the 20th edition of the ranking, 1,904 universities were evaluated, representing an increase from 1,799 universities in the previous year. These universities span 108 countries and regions.

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