Govt must tackle India’s low position in higher education
India could not make any significant headway in the world ranking of its institutions of higher learning this time either, according to the recently released The Times Higher World University Ranking 2015-16.
However, some marginal improvement over the previous editions was noted after the list was expanded to 800 from 400. But none of our institutes was in the top 200; getting ranked among the top 100 universities remains a distant dream.
Only five Indian institutes could be listed in the top 500. While the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, secured a place in the block 251-300, the other four are IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur, Madras) falling in the range of 351-500 of the ranking. However, there can be some solace that in subject-wise ranking, IISc could secure 99th position in engineering and technology. In Asia, the National University of Singapore holds top place (26th overall) while China further improved its ranking with Peking and Tsinghua Universities placed at 42nd and 47th positions, respectively. Read More…