IISc Bangalore ranks 8th amongst the world’s top 20 small universities
Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, has been ranked at number 8, according to Times Higher Education Rankings 2017 for the world’s top 20 small universities. Small universities are the ones that have less than 5000 students. This is the first time that an educational institute from India has made it into the list of top 10 global universities.
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Caltech Institute from the United States is ranked first in this year’s small university rankings followed by Ecole Normale Superieure in France, ranked second and South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology, ranked third. Three universities from Italy such as Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano have made it into the top 10 small universities. Securing ninth position is Swedish University of Agricultural sciences.
Established in 1909, IISc became the first Indian institute in 2016 to secure 99th position in the top 100 world university rankings for engineering and technology. Two universities from India, namely Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, and Savitribai Phule Pune University which ranked 14th and 18th in the year 2016, couldn’t retain their rankings this year.
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The following are the rankings for the top 20 small universities in the world.
Small University Ranking (2017)
Name of the University
Number of Students
California Institute of Technology
École Normale Supérieure
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Indian Institute of Science
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Cyprus University of Technology
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)
University of Neuchâtel
University of Tulsa
Source: Times Higher Education