The rankings 2018: Indian varsities fail to secure spot in Asia’s top 25 colleges, but overall visibility improves


LONDON : India’s representation in the annual universities ranking for Asia has improved to 42 from last year’s 33 even as several of its institutions registered a decline, according to the list released today which is topped by Singapore.

The ‘Times Higher Education’ rankings for the region found that the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, the country’s highest-ranked institution, and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay each dropped two places to 29th and 44th respectively due to a fall in scores.

The IIT Madras saw the biggest decline in the top 200, dropping 41 places to 103 in the ‘Asia University Rankings 2018’.

“It is a fantastic achievement that India now has 42 universities in the Asia rankings and that the country has improved on 12 of the 13 metrics underlying the rankings,” said Phil Baty, editorial director of global rankings at ‘Times Higher Education’.

“While it has not experienced the same rapid improvement as East Asian nations such as China…

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