Beijing: No Indian university figures in the top 100 world’s best universities in 2006 ranked by a leading Chinese university but the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is graded between the top 77 to 133 in the category of engineering and computer science.
Among the top ten on the list, prepared by the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Harvard ranked the top.
Among the top 10, eight are American varsities including Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton.
IISc has been listed at rank 77-106 in the World Ranking in Engineering/Technology and computer Sciences (ENG) section. As for Academic Ranking of World Universities-2006, IISc figured between 301-400.
The Cambridge and Oxford in Britain secured the fourth and tenth places.
Out of the top 100 best universities, 54 are located in the US, 31 in Europe, and nine in the Asia and Pacific region.
However, Tsinghua and Peking, the renowned universities in the China, ranked 167 and 228 respectively, lagging behind Taiwan University, which was ahead at 161st.
The list, the fifth of its kind made by Shanghai-based university, was mainly based on six categories of criteria covering, number of alumni and staff winning Nobel and other academic prizes or having their research work published in domestic or the world’s top academic journals.
More than 2,000 universities around the world have been assessed according to the criteria, but only the top 500 were made public.
Ranking of universities have become a necessary reference for an increasing number of Chinese students who pursue higher education abroad. PTI AKJ SMJ