Sunday, June 22, 2014

India's position in world University Ranking

So, the most burning questions year after year is, as a world’s second largest population and with almost 800 universities, Where do we stand?
Times Higher Education world university ranking is out now and I am not surprise to see that there is no Indian Universities in top 200. It is matter of shame for us.

Today, we are plagued with the commercialization of education where many people want to buy degree and private universities (almost everybody) there to sell the degree you want, this matters more to us.
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This time, beating all IITs, Panjab University ranks 226 globally. This is definitely result of the Vice Chancellor and other officials of the university. Kudos to them.

Now let us see world ranking of other Indian Universities
351-400
India
351-400
India
351-400
India
351-400
India

Although IIT Bombay is one of the top IITs in India, it does not feature in top 351-400. Except IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur and IIT Roorkee there is no other institutes. Then what happened to University of Delhi, JNU, (forget about Mumbai, it soon does not deserve to be in even C class).
Now, let us compare with Asia

World rankings - Asia

23
Japan
26
Singapore
43
Hong Kong
44
Republic of Korea
45
China
50
China
52
Japan
56
Republic of Korea
57
Hong Kong
60
Republic of Korea
76
Singapore
109
Hong Kong
125
Japan
142
Taiwan
144
Japan
150
Japan
190
Republic of Korea
191
Israel
199
Turkey
199
Israel
201-225
Hong Kong
201-225
China
201-225
Turkey
201-225
Republic of Korea
201-225
Turkey
201-225
Japan
201-225
China
201-225
Republic of Korea
201-225
Israel
201-225
Japan
226-250
Turkey
226-250
India
226-250
China
251-275
Taiwan
251-275
Hong Kong
251-275
China
251-275
Iran
251-275
Taiwan
276-300
Turkey
276-300
Japan
301-350
Taiwan
301-350
Japan
301-350
Hong Kong
301-350
Thailand
301-350
Japan
301-350
China
301-350
Taiwan
301-350
Japan
301-350
China
301-350
China
351-400
Taiwan
351-400
Taiwan
351-400
Republic of Korea
351-400
India
351-400
India
351-400
India
351-400
India
351-400
Saudi Arabia
351-400
Saudi Arabia
351-400
China
351-400
Taiwan


No doubt, we are far behind compared to our friends Japan, Singapore, China and even Korea. I hope the new government will focus on increasing quality rather than passing new Act for new private universities against a hefty money as bribe.  We do not need IIT and IIM is every state. Better, we should focus on improving quality education.

Govind
Mumbai
June 22, 2014

Ranking/ Data  source:
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/world-ranking/region/asia

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