Just 2 Indian institutes among world’s top 400

IISc Bengaluru

NEW DELHI: Thirty-one Indian institutions feature in a list of 980 best universities from 70 countries, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016, issued on Thursday.

Leading among the Indian universities, IISc has claimed a spot in the 201-250 band, its highest ever position. Second among the top Indian institutions is IIT-Bombay, which has found a place in the top 400.

While there are 14 new entrants like Tezpur University from Assam and Amity University, five of the 2015 ranked universities — IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, Panjab University, Amrita University and Andhra University — saw a drop in their rankings.

The country also has four new entries in the top 800, which are National Institute of Technology (Rourkela), Sri Venkateswara University, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Tezpur University.

Among the top 10, seven are from the US, while two are from the UK. At number nine, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) is the lone non-US, non-UK institution in the top 10.
Source - Times of india

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