IISc retains its position as the top Indian institution in the 2023 THE World University rankings
In the most recent round of Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, which the majority of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have boycotted for the third year in a row due to concerns about transparency, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has maintained its top spot among Indian institutions.
The IISc is ranked in the range of 251-300, making it the top Indian institution overall. According to a statement released by THE, the University of Oxford has emerged as the top institution globally among 1,799 universities from 104 countries.
The Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences (351-400 overall), which debuted in the rankings, has grabbed the second position among Indian institutions. In the universities category of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022, the Himachal Pradesh-based private university is ranked 96th.
However, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, another private university based in Karnataka, and Shoolini University share the same spot among Indian institutions. Algappa University, a public university in Tamil Nadu, placed third in India (401-500).
IIT Ropar received the second place in the Indian category last year, but it has dropped to sixth place this year and to the 501-600 band globally from the 351-400 band last year.
The parameters used to rate the institutions include teaching (30%), research (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%), and industry outcome (2.5 percent). A “reputational survey” has 15 percent weight in both teaching and research.
Over 121 million citations from over 15.5 million research publications were analysed for this year’s ranking, which also includes survey responses from 40,000 experts worldwide.
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, and Alagappa University rounded out the top three Indian institutions.