Ten Indian institutes have made it to the top 100 universities in Asia according to the Asia University Rankings 2014 published by Times Higher Education. In 2013, only three Indian institutes were in the top 100. Panjab University led the Indian tally at 32nd place, followed by the IITKharagpur (45) and IIT-Kanpur (55). Jadavpur University (76), Aligarh Muslim University (80) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (90) also made the
cut. “India is the most improved nation in this year’s rankings by far. While it had only three top 100 institutions in 2013, it now has 10, thanks to the Indian academy’s growing engagement with the rankings process,” said the Times Higher Education.
The rankings are based on such performance indicators as teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook that determine each university’s strengths.