In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2019 released recently, India has strengthened its presence in a final world university rankings by claiming 49 places this year, up from 42 last year, media reported on Friday.
A total of 1,258 institutions participated globally in the survey and were ranked on several parameters.
India’s highest ranked institution remains the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, followed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore, Bombay and Roorkee with Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University from Karnataka making a debut this year to complete the country’s top five.
IIT Roorkee has been adjudged as the third best university in India. According to a statement released from the institute, IIT Roorkee has climbed up 100 points from 501-600 in the previous year to 401-500 in the current year, in the best Universities group category.
It overtakes IIT Bombay, which slips from the 351-400 rankings band to the 401-500 band. Professor Ajit K Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, on this significant improvement in the Institute’s global ranking, said, “The work of IIT Roorkee’s faculty and students is getting increasing global