A file photo of IIT-Guwahati.
A file photo of IIT-Guwahati.

IIT-Guwahati, 2 others rank among 150 young universities in the world

  • While IIT-Guwahati was placed in the top 70-80 university bracket, Anna University and the Jindal Global University in Haryana were ranked in the 101-150 brackets
  • This ranking evaluates the universities which are less than 50 years old from across the world

New Delhi: New Delhi: Three Indian universities, including the Indian Institutes of Technology in Guwahati (IIT-G), are among the top 150 best young universities in the world, global ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) said in a fresh ranking on Tuesday.

While IIT-G was placed in the top 70-80 university bracket, Anna University and the Jindal Global University in Haryana were ranked in the 101-150 bracket.

“This is a significant achievement for us and the education sector in India. Our university is less than 10 years old and our making it to the top 150 is encouraging and reflects our commitment to research," said C Raj Kumar, vice-chancellor of Jindal Global University. “We have focused on social science, arts, humanities and professional studies and have stayed away from pure and natural science, which makes this achievement even more significant. The quality of faculty at our university is a net positive for us," he said.

Despite the rankings, all three universities from India scored low in internationalisation criteria, which remain a key concern for all Indian higher educational institutions.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore tops the young university chart, followed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. City University of Hong Kong and Université PSL (Paris Sciences & Lettres) complete the top five list in the global young university league table. Like India, China, too, has three universities among the top 150 rankings.

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