In the recently released Times Higher Education BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the emerging economies rankings, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay has secured the 29th position. Last Year it was placed at 37. The highest ranked institute in the list is Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) in 16th position. It has moved from last year’s 25 to 16, this year.
The Times Higher Education on Wednesday released the rankings. The list featured names of Jadavpur, Pune, Punjab and Calcutta University, while excluding Mumbai University from the list among the top 200 universities. According to a Mumbai University official, “We do not know if the data was given on time or data we submitted reached THE. We need to check that.” They had no idea why the Mumbai University didn’t figure out a spot in the list. In the top 200 university rankings, 16 Indian institute/universities made its place.
According to the World University Rankings Editor, Phil Baty, “The BRIC and Emerging Economies Rankings used the same 13 rigorous and demanding performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings, so institutions have to demonstrate high standards of performance across teaching, research, international outlook and industry links.”
Almost all the IITs in India has only 1% of international students in their campuses, as pointed out by the statistics released by THE. For IIT Bombay it has been the second successful news in the week as it has been previously ranked 93 by the recent Quacquarelli Symonds Graduate Employability Rankings.
According to the Director of IIT Bombay, “We are extremely happy with the continuous progress we are making in the world rankings. The recent rankings are a testament to the successful, ongoing evolution of our institutes as a global education centre in the field of engineering education and research.” In the list all the IITs in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai has gone up while the IIT Kharagpur and Roorkee have gone a few notches down. In the top 100 list, seven of the IITs featured and eight of the Indian universities made it to the top 200 list.