London: Four leading Indian educational institutions have found their place in a list of world’s top 200 universities, with Harvard, Cambridge and Oxford dominating the rankings.
The four Indian institutions figuring in the top echelons are the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the Delhi University (DU).
According to the Times Higher Education Supplement, an authoritative journal in academia, the IITs ranked 57th in the world’s top 200 universities list and the IIMs came 68th. The JNU is 183rd in the list.
In the list of top technology universities, IIT jumps to the third place after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley.
Among the world’s top 100 science universities, IITs rank 33rd.
In the ranking for the world’s top universities in arts and humanities, Delhi University has come 75th. In the list for social sciences it figures at 86. In this list, Delhi University is upstaged by IIMs at 26 and JNU at 57.
Both IITs and JNU figure in the list for the world’s top universities for biomedicine, at ranks 70 and 99 respectively.
In the overall rankings, Harvard University continued its reign at the top and Imperial College London is the only newcomer in the top ten. Cambridge and Oxford moved up to second and third place after displacing MIT, which is now ranked fourth.