Oct 10, 2008

India - Two IITs among top 200 universities

London: Two of the Indian Institutes of Technology have been ranked among the top 200 universities of the world in a list dominated by American educational institutions.

IIT Delhi and IIT Mumbai, which found a place among the elite institutions, have been ranked 154 and 174 respectively by the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.

America’s Harvard University tops the list followed by Yale University, also from the U.S., while the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, U.K. were placed third and fourth respectively.

Over a third of the top 100 institutes are based in the U.S., even as nine Asian institutions have been included within the top 50, including three based in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Seoul National University are the two new entrants into the list this year.

China has as many as five universities in the top 200, with Peking University placed at 50 and Tsinghua University at 56.

British universities have slipped down the world rankings, with Cambridge and Oxford losing ground to Harvard and Yale, while fewer British universities are in the top 200 list, than last year.

Britain has 17 of its universities in the top 100, down from 19 last year, while it has a total of 29 universities in the top 200, one less than last year. — PTI

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