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World University Rankings 2018 Announced; IISc the highest ranked Indian University

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World University Rankings 2018 Announced; IISc the highest ranked Indian University

The World University Rankings 2018 were announced recently on Tuesday, 5 September.

Indian Universities did not fare well in the rankings with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) being the top ranked Indian University. The ranking however is in the 251-300 bracket from previous year's 201-250 bracket.

Indian Institutes of Technology Delhi and Kanpur dropped out of the top 500 world universities in these rankings. IIT Bombay however stood its ground by remaining in the 251-400 bracket.

Other South Asian universities on the other hand from countries like China, Hong Kong and Singapore are rising up the ladder.

Times Higher Education (THE) Global Rankings Editorial Director, Phil Baty said, "It is disappointing that India has declined in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings amid increasing global competition."

He also added, "Government policy strictly limits the number of students from abroad who can study in India and prevents international scholars from being hired into long-term faculty positions."

7 universities in the top 10 world universities belong in the United States of America.

World University Rankings 2018 - Top 10 Universities

2018 Rank 2017 Rank University  Country
1 1 University of Oxford United Kingdom
2 4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3 2 California Institute of Technology United States
3 3 Stanford University United States
5 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
6 6 Harvard University United States
7 7 Princeton University United States
8 8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
9 10 University of Chicago United States
10 9 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland
10 13 University of Pennsylvania United States

About Ileana Sharangpani

Ileana is a fresh face in content writing although her love for writing dates back to her school days. She is an avid tennis fan and has indulged in lawn tennis, basketball, hockey and volleyball during her school and college days. A foodie at heart, she likes to try different cuisines at every chance she gets. Professionally she has tried her hand at finance before content writing beckoned her. Already bitten by the travel bug, she hopes to explore different places in India and abroad.

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