India’s unimpressive run at global academic rankings continued as no higher education institute from the country found place among top 200 reputed universities of the world in a list based on a survey of senior academics across the globe.
The 2014 World Reputation Rankings, released by the UK-based Times Higher Education on Friday, was dominated by the American and British institutions, but it also had a few universities from Asian nations like China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
In the World Reputation Rankings, described as a definitive list of the world’s 100 most prestigious universities, the famed IITs and the Indian Institute of Science have slid below the 200 mark.
Phil Baty, the editor of Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, told The Indian Express that India is clearly “some way off the pace”.
He pointed out, “India’s most prestigious institution, based on the results of our expert global opinion poll, is the Indian Institute of Science, but it sits roughly around the 200th position and fell further since last year. IITs – Bombay, Delhi and Kanpur – are also top of India’s ranking, but they have slipped in the global list”.
Baty said India’s absence from the list could affect its ability to attract globally reputed faculty.