THE Asia Ranking 2016: IISc breaks into top 30
Bedasree Das, 21 Jun 2016
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THE Asia Ranking 2016 – The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has for the first time broken through the top 30 barrier of Times Higher Education (THE) Asia Ranking. The institute, which was at the 37th position in 2015, has climbed 10 places to be at the 27th place in the THE Asia Ranking 2016. Besides IISc, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) - Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi and Madras- have also shown considerable improvements in their respective rankings.

However, the overall ranking of Indian universities has taken a slight blow with only eight universities among the top 100 Asian universities- one less than last year’s 9. Further, two of India’s popular universities- Panjab University and Jawaharlal Nehru University - have taken the biggest hits in the 2016 ranking. While Panjab, which was at the 38th position in 2015, has fallen by over 72 places to be within the range of 111- 120, JNU, which was placed among the top 100 last year, has been dropped from this year’s list.

With Time Higher Education (THE) expanding its ranking base from 100 to 200 universities, the number of Indian universities represented in the list has also increased to 16. University of Delhi, University of Calcutta, Amrita University and IIT Guwahati are some of the new entrants in the THE Asia Ranking 2016.


In terms of overall ranking, Singapore dominates the THE Asia Ranking 2016 with two of its premier institutes- National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) grabbing the first two positions in the annual ranking. Apart from Singapore, China and Japan boasts of contributing the largest chunk of universities in the Asian Universities Ranking. Both the countries have 39 institutes each in their kitties.  


Here are the top 10 Indian universities in Asia according to THE Asia ranking 2016:

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