IIT-Guwahati stands in the top 100 young Varsities


     The only Indian entry made in the top 100 list of the world’s dynamic young universities- IIT Guwahati.

India joins the League of top 100 under 50 for the first time.

The 100 Under 50 is designed to be dynamic and forward-looking so only universities founded in 1964 or later are listed.

Here, young varsities refer to World’s top 100 universities under 50 years. The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 university rankings to be announced soon. Evaluation of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years – puts India’s lone entry IIT-Guwahati at 87th.

 The ranking is more diverted to the future where they are examining a new breed of global universities that have managed to join the world elite in a matter of decades rather than centuries and those with the potential to become the next generation’s Harvard or Oxford.

While describing about the BRIC nations, recently released Times Higher Education rankings had embarrassed India which was the only BRIC nation which did not have a single university in the world top 100 table. While mainland China had two, both in the top 50, Russia and Brazil had one each.

“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. 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.” Says Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education Rankings

Other highlights-

  • East Asian institutions lead the 100 under 50, with universities from South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore claiming top-five positions.
  • For the third year in a row, the ranking is headed by South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology while its national rival the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology holds on to the third spot it gained last year.
  • The UK and Australia jointly have the most representatives on list with 14 institutions each (the UK down from 18 last year, Australia up from 13) while the US only eight. Eight nations are represented in the top 10 including Switzerland, Netherlands, France, UK and the US.
  • Strong performers in the top 100 include Spain (seven representatives), France (six), Germany (six), Canada (five) and Taiwan (four).
  • Brazil has one top 100 institution, but there’s no room in the rankings for mainland China or Russia.
  • Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne is at second position while Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is fourth. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University moves up to fifth from eighth. The US’ top-ranked institution, the University of California, Irvine, falls to seventh.
  • The top 10 includes representatives from eight countries. The Netherlands’ Maastricht University holds on to sixth; France’s Universite Paris-Sud advances to eighth spot (up from 10th), while Universite Pierre et Marie Curie stays in ninth; and the final top 10 position is taken by the UK’s Lancaster University.



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