SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- Not a single Indian university has found a place in the top 200 global university ranking list that was released on Tuesday.
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, regarded as the most rigorous of its type, has placed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the numero uno position for the third year in a row.
A total of 31 countries are represented in the top 200 in which the US is the dominant nation, with 51 institutions, ahead of the UK (29), Germany (13), the Netherlands (11), Canada (10), Japan (10) and Australia (8).
The top-placed Indian institution, the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) is ranked 222nd in the world, followed by IIT-Delhi at 235th, IIT-Kanpur at 300th, IIT-Madras at 322nd and IIT-Kharagpur at 324th position.
However, the number of Indian institutions in the rankings has grown to 12 from 11.
The other Indian educational institutions that were given a rank lower than 400 on the list of over 700 top universities are University of Delhi, IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Guwahati, University of Mumbai, University of Kolkata, Banaras Hindu University, University of Pune.
Imperial and Cambridge have come as second equal, behind only the MIT, while Harvard dropped from second to fourth overall.
It was followed by Oxford and University College London in joint fifth place, with Stanford, Caltech, Princeton and Yale of the US filling out the rest of the top 10.
The QS World University Rankings is an annual league table ranking universities as a result of performance in four key areas: research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.