Times world university rankings: Oxford first, IISC Bangalore in top 350
Times World University rankings were released Thursday
Oxford University was ranked the top university in the world
35 Indian universities are among top 1,000 in the world
Times world university rankings for 2022 were released on Thursday. University of Oxford in the United Kingdom ranked the top university in the world. California Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Stanford University stand at second, third and fourth spots.
Among Indian universities, Indian Institute of Science (IISC) is the only Indian institute in the top 350. IISC has ranked 301 to 350. This has been published as a range because Times World University rankings don’t assign specific rankings to institutes beyond the 200th rank.
IISC is followed by IIT Ropar, JS Academy of Higher Education and Research, IIT Indore, Allagappa University and Thapar University. Ten Indian universities: Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Milia Islamia and Panjab University have been placed within the 601–800 rank range. The University of Delhi has been ranked on the 801–1,000 bracket.
The annual Times Higher Education (THE) rankings consider more than 1,600 universities from across 99 countries and territories on five parameters. These parameters include: teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research, influence); international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry outcome (knowledge transfer).
According to data from the report, THE rankings were compiled this year on the basis of 108 million citations across over 14.4 million research publications and included survey responses from almost 22,000 scholars globally.
While releasing the report, Times Higher Education stated that universities that published high-impact research on COVID-19 have soared up the league table, with China reaping the most rewards. THE said Indian universities are gradually improving their global research collaboration. India is home to 35 universities in the global top 1,000 universities of the world.