Education is the most powerful weapon by which we can change the world. But in India it is used more as a shield to cover the other deficiencies of Indian society. The list of rankings released on 22nd September 2016 by the ‘Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17’ is a perfect a perfect example of it.
According to the world ranking, only two Indian universities have made it to the top 400 universities’ list which is the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and as a shocker there is not even a single Indian University in the top 200 list. As an all-time ritual the Oxford University has topped the list yet again. These rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. It uses 13 calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
|Name of University||Rank|
|Indian Institute of Science
|Indian Institute of Technology Bombay||351-400|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi||401-500|
|Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur||401-500|
|Indian Institute of Technology Madras||401-500|
|Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur||501-600|
|Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee||501-600|
|Aligarh Muslim University
|Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani||601-800|
|University of Calcutta||601-800|
|University of Delhi||601-800|
|Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati||601-800|
|National Institute of Technology Rourkela||601-800|
|Savitribai Phule Pune University||601-800|
|Tata Institute of Fundamental Research||601-800|
|Acharya Nagarjuna University||801 +|
|Amity University||801 +|
|Amrita University||801 +|
|Andhra University||801 +|
|Cochin University of Science and Technology||801 +|
|Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda||801+|
|Vellore Institute of Technology||801+|
But fortunately all the efforts of the government has not been in vain as this year there are four new entries — National Institute of Technology (Rourkela), Sri Venkateswara University, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and Tezpur University to the list. Overall 289 Asian universities from 24 countries were able to make it to the list and as a good news 31 universities were Indian. Education is the movement from darkness to light and in this light lies the future of a country so the need of hour is to wake up and join this movement.
Nishtha Chaturvedi is an aspiring journalist. She loves to express her opinion through her strong writing. She thinks everything in this world is neither white or black its all grey. Her forte of writing is political and social issues. The idea of youth to lead the country and inspire the world is what has made her express her feelings.She is a blazing writer who is still in search for that masterpiece in writing which can hit the cord of each and every Indian. She finds dancing as a way to release all the tensions and worries out of the body.