In a groundbreaking development, a remarkable number of Indian universities have secured positions in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2024. This year, a total of 91 Indian institutions have been recognized in the list. Leading the charge is the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), which has returned to the global top 250, landing in the 201-250 bracket for the first time since 2017.

In Times Higher Education’s 2024 World University Rankings, 91 Indian institutions stand out. Notably, Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mahatma Gandhi University, and Shoolini University are among India’s top-ranking universities.

Notably, several Indian universities, including Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mahatma Gandhi University, and Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, have secured significant ranks as well, all falling within the 501-600 range among the top universities in India.

Indian University Rankings 2024:

This substantial improvement in the rankings highlights the notable progress made by Indian universities this year, with five of the country’s top institutions showcasing significant advancements. IISc, for instance, has climbed from the 251-300 bracket last year to its current 201-250 position. Anna University has similarly surged, progressing from the 801-1000 tier to the 501-600 range. Aligarh Muslim University has also made a commendable leap from the 801-1000 range to 601-800, while Bharathiar University has advanced from the 801-1000 category to 601-800. Furthermore, Malaviya National Institute of Technology has made its debut in the rankings, entering the 601-800 band for the first time.

InstitutionsRank 2024Rank 2023
Indian Institute of Science201-250251-300
Anna University501-600801-1000
Jamia Millia Islamia501-600501-600
Mahatma Gandhi University501-600401-500
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences501-600351-400
Alagappa University601-800401-500
Aligarh Muslim University601-800801-1000
Banaras Hindu University601-800601-800
Bharathiar University601-800801-1000
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati601-8001001-1200
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad601-8001001-1200
Indian Institute of Technology Patna601-800801-1000
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad601-800501-600
Jamia Hamdard University601-800601-800
Jawaharlal Nehru University601-800601-800
KIIT University601-800601-800
Malaviya National Institute of Technology601-800NR
Manipal Academy of Higher Education601-800801-1000
National Institute of Technology Rourkela601-8001001-1200
National Institute of Technology Silchar601-800601-800

In addition to these achievements, two prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), namely the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and the Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, have elevated their standings by two bands, securing positions among the world’s top 800 universities, specifically in the 601-800 category.

World University Rankings 2024:

These accomplishments are part of the 20th edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which has included 1,904 universities from 108 countries and regions this year, marking an increase from 1,799 universities last year. The rankings meticulously assess research-intensive institutions across 18 performance indicators, encompassing their fundamental roles in teaching, research, knowledge dissemination, and internationalization.

The’s top 10 universities in the world:

InstitutionCountry/Region2024 Rank
University of OxfordUnited Kingdom1
Stanford UniversityUnited States2
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States3
Harvard UniversityUnited States4
University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom5
Princeton UniversityUnited States6
California Institute of TechnologyUnited States7
Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom8
University of Califomia, BerkeleyUnited States9
Yale UniversityUnited States10

India’s remarkable performance in these rankings underscores the nation’s enthusiastic embrace of the global education landscape and international competition. With a record-breaking 91 universities now featured in the prestigious rankings, India stands as one of the best-represented countries, a testament to its commitment to enhancing its global academic standing.

While some Indian institutions faced methodological challenges this year, the overall outlook remains optimistic, particularly with IISc’s rise to the top 250 and several other institutions steadily advancing in global recognition. This monumental achievement reflects India’s growing influence in the international education arena, allowing these institutions to further elevate their positions on the global stage.

In the broader context of THE Rankings 2024, the University of Oxford in the UK secures the top position globally, followed by Stanford University, the highest-ranked institution in the United States. In the third spot is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Notably, seven of the top 10 universities are from the United States, while the remaining three hail from the United Kingdom.

This year’s rankings showcase Asia as the most well-represented continent, with 737 participating universities, and it exhibits the most significant improvement in teaching and research quality. A remarkable 165 universities have been ranked for the first time, marking an increasingly diverse representation. These developments underscore the increasing prominence of Asian universities on the global academic stage, marking a transformative shift in the international education landscape.

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