Times Higher Education Rankings 2018: IISc climbed up to 13th place among institutions in emerging economies

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The 2018 Times Higher Education Emerging Economies ranking revealed and it includes 42 of India’s institutions, with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, rising up to the 13th place.India has taken several measures to improve global rankings of its universities in the recent past. These measures include establishing its own ranking process and allowing graded autonomy to some institutions for hiring foreign faculty and designing new courses. India is also in the process of setting up 20 institutes of eminence, with an aim to break into the world’s top 100 universities.

IISc- Emerging Economy

As India is struggling hard to make their global presence, but in the recent update 42 emerging economies institutions in India has raised its profile among 350 universities, retaining its second position after china. In that 42 emerging economies there were the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, rising up to the 13th place aslast month IISc was ranked top among the Indian universities for the third time by the Central government. The IITKharagpur climbed 26 places to break into the top 50 universities. THE  also looked onto the other side and said that while several Indian institutions made big gains and their overall representation has increased, the majority of its previously ranked institutions have dropped places, and both the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi drop from the top 50.

Phil Baty, editorial director of global rankings for Times Higher Education (THE), said India’s plan to increase international student numbers was encouraging. “The new Institutions of Eminence initiative, which closely aligns with THE’s own world-class excellence model, certainly has the potential to elevate its selected universities on the global stage. Similar strategies have raised standards in many other emerging economy higher education systems, including China, and there is cause for optimism here, too,” he said.

He also added that the Narendra Modi government’s Study in India programme to increase international student numbers is “very encouraging” and said he saw much potential in the new Institutions of Eminence initiative.

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