The Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati has made it to the world’s top 100 varsity rankings, bringing India for the first time on the list.
IIT-Guwahati is the only Indian educational institute in the 2014 league table of 100 educational institutions which are under 50 years of establishment released by the ‘Times Higher Education’ (THE) magazine in London yesterday.
The IIT shares the 87th rank on the list with Portugal’s New University of Lisbon and Australia’s University of Western Sydney.
Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology topped the list for the third consecutive year in the annual evaluation of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years of age.
“There has been a great deal of soul-searching in India over the fact that none of its universities make the World University Rankings’ top 200 – a serious concern given the country’s great intellectual history and growing social and economic influence,” said Phil Baty, rankings editor at THE magazine.
“But this new analysis, which examines the next generation of global university stars, should be encouraging. Of the ‘BRICS’ nations, Russia, mainland China and South Africa do not make the grade, so it is cause for optimism that the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati breaks into the top 100,” he added.