No Indian University among top 25 Asian Universities, 3 IITs in top 100

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THE Asia University Rankings

THE Asia University Rankings

None of the institutions from India has been able to get into the list of top 25 universities among the inaugural ‘Asian top 100 university rankings’ unveiled by Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. 3 IITs – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, IIT Bombay and IIT Roorkee are the only three institutions from India in this list.

IIT Kharagpur has been ranked 30th with an overall score of 41.6, IIT Bombay stands at 33rd position with a score of 40.6 and IIT Roorkee has been ranked 56 with the overall score of 29.9.

Tokyo University has been ranked number one institution & National University of Singapore has been ranked second in the continent. Japan has as many as 22 institutions among the top 100, out of which 2 are among top 10. South Korea has three, Hong Kong having two and China with two in the list of top 10.

“It is cause for alarm that at present India is struggling to keep up with the best in Asia, let alone the world. Problems including an acute shortage of faculty and the demands of massive higher education expansion are making it hard for the country to compete,” says Phil Baty, Editor, Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

As per the Times Higher Education, Asia University Rankings 2013 are based on the same criteria as the THE World University Rankings, powered by Thomson Reuters. It employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

THE in one of its article says, “India, meanwhile, has yet to see the fruits of its efforts to reform higher education. It had just three institutions in the top 100, all of them specialists and none in the top 20.”

Smaller countries like Taiwan have demonstrated its strong university base by its 17 institutions, Hong Kong having four universities in the top 20, South Korea has 14 institutions in the top 100, with four of these in the top 20.

China was represented by 15 universities, with two in the top 10, Peking University at four and Tsinghua University at six.