IIT Ropar ranked 47th in THE Asia University Rankings 2020

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The IIT, Ropar entered the top 50 list for the first time, said a statement issued by the IIT Ropar.

“Amid pandemic crisis, a cheering news to share that IIT Ropar has achieved the rank among top 50 institutions in the Times Higher Education Asian University (THE ASIA University) rankings 2020,” IIT Ropar Director Sarit K Das said.
  • With the 47th rank, IIT Ropar’s growing influence has echoed its vision of contribution to knowledge, to society and to the nation, Das further said.
  • In February this year, the institute had also made a debut in the Emerging Economies University rankings 2020, being ranked 63rd, sharing the rank with IIT Madras, said the statement.
  • Das said even in this time of COVID-19, IIT Ropar is progressively giving solutions to combat this pandemic which is a proof of its commitment to the nation.
Time Higher Education (THE) has announced the THE Asia University Rankings 2020. 56 Indian institutes participated in the rankings this year out of which eight have made it to the top 100. Among the Indian institutes, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has emerged as the best with reserving its place at the 36th rank.

India’s Ranking –
  1. Rank 36 – IISc Bangalore
  2. Rank 47 – IIT-Ropar
  3. Rank 59 – IIT-Kharagpur
  4. Rank 55 – IIT-Indore
  5. Rank 657 – IIT-Delhi
  6. Rank 69 – IIT-Bombay
  7. Rank 83 – IIT-Roorkee
  8. Rank 92 – Institute of Chemical Technology
“This decline comes despite four Indian institutions improving on their overall 2019 rankings score, suggesting the negative movement is down to the increased number of qualifying universities from across Asia,” THE said in an official statement.

“Many IITs, including IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Madras, are making general improvements across teaching, research, and industry metrics compared to 2019. However, at the same time, they are seeing a downward trend in citation scores (only IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Delhi improved from 2019) and continued stagnation when it comes to internationalisation (with only IIT Bombay and IIT-Madras seeing any sizeable improvement),” said THE.

Global top 10 Universities –

Rank 1: Tsinghua University, China
Rank 2: Peking University, China
Rank 3: National University of Singapore, Singapore
Rank 4: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Rank 5: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Rank 6: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rank 7: The University of Tokyo, Japan
Rank 8: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Rank 9: Seoul National University, South Korea
Rank 10: University of Science and Technology of China
Rank 10: Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Even as IISc has dropped seven places from its rank in 2019, it remains the top Indian institute for the fifth consecutive year. IIT-Ropar has given an unexpected performance as in its first-ever entry in the ranking, the IIT has made it to the top 50. IIT-Kharagpur has climbed 17 places and IIT-Delhi moved up by 24 places as compared to last year. Further, a total of 489 universities across India qualified for the ranking this year which was an increase of 72 institutes of 17 per cent as compared to last year. China not only got the global top rank with Tsinghua University but also dominated the table with 81 universities, however, the most represented country was Japan with 110 institutes.
THE Asia University Rankings 2020 use the same 13 performance indicators. THE claims that varsities are judged in four core areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Source: PTI

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