Only two Indian universities ranked in the top 400 universities in world ranking

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
Jadavpur 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
Panjab University 601-800
Savitribai Phule Pune University 601-800
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 601-800
Tezpur University 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+
Manipal University 801+
Osmania University 801+
SASTRA University 801+
Sathyabama University 801+
SRM University 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.


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  1. There is Aligarh Muslim University in the list between 601 to 800 but writer missed it and didn’t mention the name while provided all the names from India.

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