The most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 included a record number of Indian universities, and the top-ranked Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, returned to the top 250 globally for the first time since 2017.
It now occupies a spot in the 201-250 range. A record-breaking 91 Indian universities are included on the list that was published on Wednesday, up from 19 in 2016. From 1001-1200 to 601-800, two IITs—Guwahati and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad—moved up two bands to join the top 800 universities in the world.
The top three universities worldwide are the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In the 20th year of the ranking, 1,904 universities from 108 different nations and regions are ranked, an increase from 1,799 the previous year.
Top Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have boycotted the rankings for the fourth year in a row, even though India has moved up from sixth place last year to fourth place in the rankings for 2024.
According to the ranking report, Indian universities, including five of the country’s top universities, have achieved considerable progress this year.
Last year, IISc moved up from the 251-300 band to 201-250, while Anna University moved up from the 801-1000 band to 501-600. Aligarh Muslim University advanced from the 801-1000 band to the 601-800 band last year, whereas Bharathiar University advanced from the 801-1000 band to the 601-800 band last year.
Aside from IISc, India has four top 600 universities: Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mahatma Gandhi University (501-600), and Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences.
Teaching, research quality, research environment, worldwide outlook, and industry were the five pillars that the indicators were organized around.
Four of the five new measures investigate research quality and one checks patents in the industrial pillar.
According to Phil Baty, THE’s chief global affairs officer, India has fully embraced the international agenda and competition, with an unprecedented 91 universities making it into the rigorous along with demanding Times Higher Education World University Rankings this year, making India the fourth best-represented nation in the rankings.
The top three universities in the world are the University of Oxford, Stanford University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the 20th year of the ranking, 1,904 universities from 108 nations and regions are ranked, up from 1,799 the previous year.
Top Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) continued to boycott the rankings for the fourth year in a row, even though India has risen to fourth place in the 2024 rankings, up from sixth place last year.