Indian Universities miss out on world’s top 400 list

According to the data, 33 universities from India improved from last year ranks while 31 recorded a drop

Indian universities have not been featured among the top 400 universities across the world, according to Central World University Ranking (CWUR) 2023 data that ranks global universities. The data that covers 2000 top universities has listed 64 universities from India, 314 from China, 114 from Japan, and 332 from the United States.

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is the leading Indian institute to feature in the list occupying 419th position. It was followed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi (607th), University of Delhi (621st), IIT Kharagpur (721st), Panjab University (759th), and IIT Kanpur (823rd).

“In the global top 2000, 33 universities from India improved from last year, with 31 falling down the rankings," CWUR said. It credited the decline to research performance, amid intensified global competition from well-funded institutions.

American universities bagged eight positions among the top ten in the world. Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Chicago, and Yale University.

"The Center for World University Rankings grades universities on four factors without relying on surveys and university data submissions: education (25%), employability (25%), faculty (10%), and research (40%). This year, 62 million outcome-based data points were analyzed for the rankings," a news release mentioned.

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