November 14th, 2015
Source: The Indian Express | Image Courtesy: ernet
With IISc India makes debut in top 100 world university ranking. It secured 99th position that remains dominated by major US universities with Stanford, Cal Tech and the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the top three positions in the Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking for engineering and technology.
While the institutions of UK & US still dominates the chart, the improvement of institutions in ASIAN have proved that the institutions in this field have improved and has taken a surge in the number of positions it has held this year. THE has singled out the year as one of the ASIAN progress, with the US holding 31 positions- down from 34 last year-while Asia holds 25 positions in the Top 100, up from 18 last year. Not only India, countries like China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan has improved their representation, while Singapore and Hong Kong have maintained theirs. ASIAN universities occupied six positions in the top 30 this year.
As reported by The Indian Express, Phil Baty, Editor of THE, said Asia’s success is mounting pressure on universities in North America and Europe, which will have to run fast just to stand in this table. Baty even appreciated the ability of India’s engineers adding their calibre is seen world -wide in the shape of companies run by people born in India, such as Microsoft and Google and Wipro or Tata and Mittal. IISC’s focus on research and development has made it the most sought institute by global firms. It is cradle for India’s science with students and professors solving critical problems for space, military research, and environment studies. In July the institute once headed by Nobel Laureate CV Raman, was ranked fifth among 404 universities in Brazil, India, China and South Africa or BRICS nations.
IISc broke India’s poor ranking at global level by making a debut among top 100 and made India proud.