RUR World Ranking 2020: The Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore has been ranked as the best Indian institute by the Round University Ranking (RUR) 2020, Russia. IISc has also obtained a significant place globally as it has become the only Indian institute to be featured in the top 100 or Diamond League.
Improving its performance from last year, the institute has gone up from 84th rank and 81.393 score in 2019 to the 62nd rank and 83.813 score in Ranking 2020. However, none of the other Indian institutes — just like last year — could make it to the top 100. The far second is the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi at 249 places followed by IIT-Madras at 271 and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune at 287th.
IIT-Kharagpur, which was ranked as the best Indian institute by the THE Impact Ranking 2020, has secured the 324th position with a score of 59.05 in RUR World University ranking.
The global best remains Harvard University, USA with a perfect 100 score followed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with 99.291. The only UK varsity to feature in the top five is Imperial College of London at the third spot. While the top three ranks remain the same as last year, the MIT has replaced Yale to score the fifth position. Here are global top 5 –
Rank 1 – Harvard University
Rank 2 – California Institute of Technology
Rank 3 – Imperial College London
Rank 4 – Stanford University
Rank 5 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Indian Universities in RUR Ranking –
Rank 62 – Indian Institute of Science
Rank 249 – IIT Delhi
Rank 271 – IIT Madras
Rank 287 – IISER Pune
Rank 321 – IIT Kanpur
Rank 324 – IIT Kharagpur
Rank 362 – University of Hyderabad
Rank 473 – Indian School of Mines
Rank 480 – Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Rank 538 – Jamia Milia Islamia
Rank 634 – Cochin University of Science and Technology
Rank 663 – Amity University
Rank 719 – Vellore Institute of Technology
RUR World University Rankings claims to evaluate performance of over 829 institutes across the world and as many as 13 Indian institutes have managed to secure their place in the index. The ranking evaluates higher education institutes by 20 indicators grouped into four key areas — teaching, research, international diversity and financial sustainability.