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No Indian Institute In Top 300 In World University Ranking

No Indian Institute In Top 300 In World University Ranking

Globally, the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, California Institute of Technology, United States and University of Cambridge, UK were the top performers in the rankings.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has jumped up 20 places to 136th position in the latest 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, which were published on Wednesday, 11 September. IISC was followed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar and IIT Indore that also fell in 351-400 bracket. Since 2012, through the total number of entries from the country went up from 49 in 2018 to 56 this year.

"The 2020 rankings are our most competitive ever, with elite universities around the world coming under intense pressure to maintain their standing", said Phil Baty, THE Chief Knowledge Officer.

The THE World University Rankings 2020 includes nearly 1,400 universities across 92 countries and territories, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) moved from the 301-350 band past year to the 251-300 band.

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"We are honored to be recognized for the growing impact of the outstanding teaching and discovery taking place at the University of Washington", UW President Ana Mari Cauce said.

According to THE editor Ellie Bothwell, the fact that NTU was able to climb 50 places this year in the face of fierce global academic competition was truly remarkable.

Occupying the rest of the Top 10 spots were Stanford University with 94.3 points; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 93.6; Princeton University, 93.2; Harvard University, 93.0; University of Chicago, 90.2; and the Imperial College London, 89.8. The London-based publication claims to provide the most diverse university rankings, measuring the performance of academic institutions performance in 13 indicators, including teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and worldwide outlook.

Montreal's Mayor, Valérie Plante, took to Twitter earlier today to congratulate McGill and Université de Montréal for making the Top 100 in the THE rankings.