IISc & IIT Bombay among world’s top 200 for engineering

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Mains Paper 2: Governance | Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

The following things are important from UPSC perspective:

Prelims: Not much

Mains level: The ranking comprehensively shows  performance of Indian Institutions, in comparison with other world known institutions.


The Times Higher Education subject-wise rankings

  1. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore and IIT Bombay are among the world’s top 200 institutions for engineering and computer science
  2. IISc occupied the 89th spot, IIT Bombay was pegged in the 126- 150 category, globally
  3. IITs in Delhi, Kanpur and Kharagpur were placed in the 201-250 band, in that order, and IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee in the 251 – 300 category

Particulars of the ranking

  1. The rankings, scored 500 institutions worldwide, as opposed to 100 last year
  2. These rankings are on performance parameters such as
    (1) industry income,
    (2) international outlook,
    (3) teaching and research
  3. It highlights the educational institutions that are leading in electrical, mechanical, civil, chemical and general engineering courses

Top rankers

  1. Overall, Stanford University is number one, followed by California institute of Technology, Oxford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cambridge University
  2. While India has a total of eleven institutions in the rankings, China has 35 institutions, which is more than any other country in Asia