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  • 11 October, 2022

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Times World University Rankings 2022

Times World University Rankings 2022

What are the Ranking's Key Highlights?

  • Teaching (30%), research (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%), and industrial output (2.5%) are the criteria used to rank the institutes. 15% of the weight given to teaching and research is based on reputational surveys.

Top Performer Globally:

  • Out of 1,799 universities from 104 countries, The University of Oxford has emerged as the top institution.

Rankings for Indian institutions:

  • With 75 ranked universities, India is the sixth most represented nation in the 2023 rankings.
  • For its performance score in both teaching and research, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is ranked first among Indian institutions.
  • The IISc is positioned in the range of 251-300 globally.
  • In the rankings for 2022, IISc was the highest-ranked Indian Institute.
  • Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, which is headquartered in Himachal Pradesh and debuted in the rankings, took second place among Indian institutions (351–400 overall).
  • IIT Ropar, the second-ranked Indian institution in the 2022 rankings, dropped to sixth place.
  • Algappa University, a public university in Tamil Nadu, supports the third position.
  • IITs' response: Due to concerns about transparency, the majority of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have boycotted it for the third year in a row.
  • IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi placed in the 401-500 overall band, behind IIT Ropar and IIT Indore, in 2019 when the major IITs last took part in the rankings.

What Indian initiatives are related to this?

  • Schools of Eminence (IoE) Program: An initiative by the government known as the Institutions of Eminence (IoE) Scheme aims to create or upgrade 20 institutions—10 from the public and 10 from the private sectors—to become world-class centres of learning and research known as "Institutions of Eminence."
  • The National Education Policy, 2020 seeks to make a number of improvements to the Indian educational system from pre-school to college level and transform India into a superpower of knowledge.
  • Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) is a pioneering Pan-IIT and IISc joint initiative to create a new education policy and a research roadmap to address the most pressing engineering and technological challenges that India must champion in order to enable, empower, and inspire the country's inclusive growth and self-reliance.
  • The Uchhatar Avishkar Yojana (UAY) was introduced with the goal of fostering higher-level innovation that directly addresses market demands and strengthens Indian manufacturing's competitiveness.

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