The Times Higher Education has released the World Young University Ranking 2020 for the newer generation of universities which are 50 years old or younger. The ranking for 2020 includes 414 universities which are an increase from 351 in 2019. Although two universities have made it to the top 100, none of the universities could enter the 50 under 50 category.
According to the Young University Ranking, the best among the youngest institutes in the country include IIT Ropar placed at 62 while IIT Indore was placed at 64th rank. The other institutes which have been listed in the ranking include IISER Pune, IIT-Gandhinagar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, IIT-Bhubaneswar, IIT-Guwahati, and IIT-Hyderabad which have fallen under the 101-200 ranks.
The Universities are ranked based on five parameters which include Teaching, research, International Outlook, and Industrial output. The weightage given to these parameters is 30 percent for teaching, Research and Citation each and 7.5 percent weightage for the International aspect and 2.5 percent for industry aspect.
IIT Ropar Director Sarit K Das in an official statement said that the institute which is just 12 years old has become known worldwide for its global competitiveness. He has credited the success of the institute to the faculty members, students, and staff members of the institution.
IIT Ropar has also risen in the overall Times Higher Education World Ranking as Asian University Rankings 2020 in the 47th place. The institute has also improved its position in the NIRF Ranking as the best institute in the region of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh.