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Study Suggests India’s Ranking can Improve through Research Collaborations

Jan 3, 2015 16:59 IST

    In the Top 100 University rankings for BRICS Countries and Other Emerging Economies 2015 report, Indian universities and research institutions couldn’t make its mark felt by grabbing the top slots and thus it needs more futile collaborations with other countries to take a good hold in the field. In the leading 100 universities, Indian universities accounts for 10 percent in the rankings but it couldn’t make the cut of the top 10 universities.

    In the study, the top institutes of India ranked 25 or higher. While Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore remained seated at the 25th spot, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay and Roorkee made their presence felt at 37th and 38th spot. Punjab University remained idle at the 39th spot just after the two IITs. Among other institutes there are IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Madras, IIT-Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, Aligarh Muslim University and IIT-Guwahati that are present in the list of top 100.

    Collaborations are really important for any of the universities to get noticed in the worldwide forum and thus Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President, Global Academic Relations Elsevier said in a statement, “Collaboration(international or corporate-university) can significantly boost India’s research performance and will impact rankings positively. Leading science nations, such as US, China and EU have strong high-impact collaboration potential for India.”

    The findings and conclusions of the report would be finally presented by Kolman on January 4 at the 102nd Indian Science Congress which is being held in Mumbai.

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