India has now established a decent ground in the world university rankings, with five Indian universities making a cut in the top 400, a significant improvement compared to three in 2012. Phil Baty, Editor of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2013-14, feels that these results should encourage India. “..while no Indian institution makes the top 200…India now has five representatives in the top 400 a sign of growing commitment to the global rankings. The drive in India to share more data and to compare its institutions against the trusted, established and rigorous standards set by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings is a great step to improved quality,” he said.
Panjab University shines with its debut in the THE world ranking list, and features in the 226-250 group. That puts it way ahead of IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur (again a new entrant), IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, all of which are placed in the 351-400 group.