The Times Higher Education (THE) on Wednesday released the latest edition of Asia University Rankings. The 2022 edition comprises 616 universities from 31 countries and territories with India being the third most-represented country, with 71 institutions. Last year, a total of 62 Indian institutions participated in the rankings.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, is the only institute to make the top-50 list with 42 rank. The JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research makes its debut in 65th place, followed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar at 68 and IIT Indore at 87 rank, respectively. As compared to last year’s positions, all the Indian institutes in top-100 have slipped down.
There are 17 Indian universities in the top 200 as compared to 18 last year. Of the 14 that were ranked in both years, eight have risen.
Asia University Rankings 2022: top Indian universities
|2022 rank||2021 rank||Institution|
|42||37||Indian Institute of Science|
|65||NR||JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research|
|68||55||Indian Institute of Technology Ropar|
|87||78||Indian Institute of Technology Indore|
|120||137||Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar|
|127||144||Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology|
|139||154||Mahatma Gandhi University|
|149||201–250||Delhi Technological University|
|153||172||Banaras Hindu University|
|158||122||Institute of Chemical Technology|
|160||180||Jamia Millia Islamia|
|167||187||Jawaharlal Nehru University|
|174||NR||International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad|
|177||143||Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi|
Meanwhile, Japan is the most-represented nation again this year, with 118 institutions, up from 116 last year.
China is home to the continent’s top two universities for the third consecutive year, with Tsinghua and Peking universities holding on to first and second place, respectively. Twenty-two of these 30 top-100 Chinese institutions have risen or stayed stable compared with last year. Overall, there are 97 mainland Chinese universities in the ranking, up from 91 last year, making it the second most-represented nation in the table.
Elsewhere, a Palestinian university is ranked for the first time and Saudi Arabia has increased its representation in the top 100 from four to six institutions.
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer, THE, said, “Once again, this new dataset shows the extraordinarily diverse range of excellence across the Asian continent – with 31 Asian nations/regions making the list, and with successes in all corners of the continent. The data demonstrate that Asia is perhaps the most exciting and most dynamic continent for higher education, research and innovation in the world today.”