The prestigious Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2014 has been released on 19 June 2014. A total of 10 Universities/Institutions from India have made it to the top 100 best universities in Asia.
Panjab University and IIT Kharagpur are the only two Indian Institutes that has been ranked in the top 50 of the Times’ Asia University Rankings 2014. The other universities/institutes that found places in the ranking are IIT Kanpur at 55th position, IIT Delhi (59th), IIT Roorkee (also 59th), IIT Guwahati (74th), IIT Madras (76th), Jadavpur University (also 76th), Aligarh Muslim University (80th), and Jawarlal Nehru University at 90th rank.
With 20 representatives in the top 100 including the University of Tokyo at first place, Japan continues to be the Asian giant in higher education, but has lost two institutions in the ranking since 2013 as last year it had 22 names in the list.
After Japan, comes mainland China that works greatly towards higher education in Asia. With three more representatives as compared to last years, China has 18 universities in total that made it to the list.
South Korea takes the third spot with 14 universities, including three in the top 10, while Taiwan falls from second to fourth place with 13 representatives.
Like the reputed THE World University Rankings, the Asia rankings, for which data are collected and analysed by Thomson Reuters, also use 13 indicators to examine performance in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.