The brightest star of the 2014 Asia University Ranking is India. Where Japan sustained its dominance and China proving its improvement, India showed its excellence. Last year, India had 3 institutes in the top 100 Asian Universities but this year, thankfully the country makes an achievement of 10 institutes. Thanks to the dramatically engagement with data collection and analysis.
This year also, Punjab University continues to be India’s top representative at 32nd place. It leads the Indian contingent in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2014. Following Punjab University, are the six IITs. From which first comes IIT-Khargarpur, ranked at 45th position. Aligarh Muslim University is at 80th position this year and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at 90th rank whereas a new entrant, Jadavpur University secures 76th position.
THE, organization that conducts the annual world university ranking reports that Ashok Thakur, who is India’s secretary for higher education, ministry of human resource development said that the long-running debate over whether or not India should go “full hog” and properly engage with global university rankings has now reached a positive “final resolution”.
The president of India, Pranab Mukherjee makes it clear for all the institutions to follow the policy by participating whole-heartedly in the ranking process.
What THE ranking has to say-
Phil Baty, the editor for THE writes it is hoped that the collection and sharing of accurate global performance data will boost Indian universities’ quality and allow them to make a bigger splash on the global stage – as has been the case for other Asian nations.