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Source: The post is based on the article “IISc retains top position, 8 IITs in overall list: THE World University Rankings” published in the Indian Express on 13th October 2022.
What is the News?
The Times Higher Education has announced the results of World University Rankings-2023.
About THE World University Rankings
It is formerly known as The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). It is a magazine reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings include 1,799 universities across 104 countries and regions, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.
The ranking is based on 13 performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
What are the key findings of THE World University Rankings-2023?
The University of Oxford has emerged as the best institute among 1,799 universities from 104 countries.
India is the sixth most represented country in the 2023 rankings with 75 ranked universities.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is at the top position among Indian institutes, for its performance score for teaching and research. Globally, the IISc is placed in the 251-300 band. This is followed by Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences (351-400 band) and Tamil Nadu’s Algappa University.
Note: The ranking has been boycotted by most Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for the third consecutive year over transparency concerns.
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