IIT Guwahati biggest loser, Panjab University falls 26 positions: THE BRICS Ranking 2015
Abhay Anand, 15 Jan 2015, #IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati biggest loser, Panjab University falls 26 positions: THE BRICS Ranking 2015


Panjab University which was ranked above all Indian universities in the last year’s inaugural ranking of universities in ‘BRICS and emerging economies’ by the Times Higher Education magazine has slipped to 39th position as compared to last year’s 13th.

The situation is similar for most of the Indian Universities as they have not been able either retain their previous year’s ranking or improving upon it when compared with their other counterparts in BRICS.

After China (27), India (11) has maximum number of universities in top 100 among the BRICS however; all the nations from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have their universities among the top 10 in the ranking, barring India.

However, there is something to cheer for the Indian education community, as compared to last year this time there are 11 Indian universities in top 100 against 10 in 2013. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is top ranked Indian university placed at 25, followed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay at 37th place; both were not ranked last year.

There are four universities from the country in the top 40 – IISc, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee and Panjab University, Chandigarh.

The institutions that have slipped from their last year’s position are IIT Roorkee from 37th to 38th; IIT Kharagpur has gone down from 30 last year to 43, IIT Delhi from 37to 56, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) from 57 to 71, IIT Kanpur from 34 to 74, AMU from 50 to 78.

The biggest fall has been for the IIT Guwahati which has slipped from 46 last year to 98 this year.

On the other hand IIT Madras is the only university from India that has improved upon its last year’s rank, it have moved three positions, it is now at 44 against last year’s 47.

Mohandas Pai, Chairman of the Indian Centre for Assessment and Accreditation, a non-profit body set up to help Indian institutions raise their standards and reach the fabled “world-class status”, India has a big problem. “All great universities have full academic, financial and administrative autonomy to chart their own future,” he points out, reports THE Click here to read the detailed news.

“Indian universities lack the autonomy needed to be world class. They are controlled so heavily by regulators and government; they cannot innovate, be current nor aspire to reach the top. They are also starved of adequate research funding. Unless these issues are settled urgently even hopes are optimistic.”

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings, said "India is starting to show its potential in these rankings, increasing its overall representation in this new top-100 list to 11, from 10 last year. Only China and Taiwan have more top-100 institutions than India, which remains ahead of Russia and Brazil among the giant developing economies. But this improved showing is partly due to the fact that more Indian institutions have recognised the benefits of being part of the rankings process, and more are sharing their data with Times Higher Education".

"Several Indian institutions have actually lost ground compared with last year. So there is clearly no room for any complacency. The good news is that by engaging with the global rankings and sharing performance data to benchmark themselves against the tough global standards set by Times Higher Education, India's leading institutions have shown a hunger for further development and for sharing best practice. If this is backed by a government-led commitment to support India's top universities to compete on the global stage, with sufficient funding and reforms, there would be plenty of room for optimism."

Abhay Anand


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Last year closing rank for UCEED for obc student are as follows-

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Hello mr.nanda kumar. can u please help me?which rank i should get in iitjee advanced to study in cse.            iitguwahati pleaseee

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