THE Emerging Economies Ranking 2019: IISc Bangalore leads Indian Universities

THE Emerging Economies Ranking 2019: IISc Bangalore leads Indian Universities
Abhay Anand | 16th Jan, 2019 - 6:53 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, JANUARY 16: Eight Indian higher education make it to the Emerging Economies Ranking 2019. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; IIT Bombay; IIT Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur are among the to 50 institutions in the Times Higher Education (THE) in its fifth Emerging Economies Ranking 2019. The ranking is an extension of the previously published BRICS and Emerging Economies Ranking.

The ranking includes academic institutions in countries which are classified by the FTSE as “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging” or “frontier”. The advanced emerging countries are Brazil, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey. There are 14 secondary emerging countries are Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, and United Arab Emirates. A total of 29 countries are classified as the frontier countries. They are Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Ghana, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Vietnam.

The Emerging Economies Rankings use the same 13 parameters used for the World University Rankings. For the Emerging Economies Rankings, the parameters are recalibrated to reflect the characteristics of the universities. The 13 parameters are grouped into five main areas – Teaching, Research, Citations, International outlook and industry income. Universities which do not teach the undergraduates are excluded from the rankings. Other exclusion parameters include research output amounted to fewer than 1,000 articles between 2012 and 2016 and 80 per cent or more of their academic activity is only in one of the 11 subject areas.

Out of the 442 universities ranked, China leads with 72 universities, a substantial increase over the 63 universities in 2018. The country also has seven universities in the top 10 Emerging Economies ranking.

India holds on to the second position with 49 universities, an improvement over 42 universities in 2018. The Indian contingent of universities is lead by Indian Institute of Science at the 14th rank. The institution has lost its previous years position by one. Indian Institute of Technologies, Bombay, Roorkee, Kanpur and Kharagpur follow at 27th, 35th and 46th and 55th position. Except for IIT Bombay, the three others have improved upon their last year’s performance.

Though the number of Indian universities in 2018 ranking have increased, the positions of most major universities have seen a downfall. IIT Kanpur, Delhi, Madras, Guwahati, Jadavpur University, University of Delhi,Aligarh Muslim University and Savitribai Phule Pune University are a few of them.

On the bright side, IIT Dhanbad (Indian School of Mines), Banaras Hindu University, Jamia Millia Islamia and University of Kerala which did not feature in the 2017 ranking have found a place in 2018 ranking tables.

Though, Russian federation comes at third position with 35 universities, only 2 Russian universities in the top 15 with Lomonosov Moscow State University at the 5th and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology at 12th position.

Top 10 Emerging Economies Ranking 2019

S.no

University

Country

2019

2018

1

Tsinghua University

China

1

2

2

Peking University

China

2

1

3

Zhejiang University

China

3

6

4

University of Science and Technology of China

China

4

5

5

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russian Federation

5

3

6

Fudan University

China

6

4

7

Nanjing University

China

7

8

8

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

8

7

9

University of Cape Town

South Africa

9

9

10

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

10

10

 

Indian Universities and their position in Emerging Economies Ranking 2019

S.No

Country

2019

2018

1

Indian Institute of Science

14

13

2

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

27

26

3

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

35

56

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

46

49

5

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

55

45

6

Indian Institute of Technology Indore

61

--

7

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research

64

--

8

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

66

63

9

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

75

70

10

Savitribai Phule Pune University

93

180

11

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

109

--

12

Tezpur University

116

99

13

University of Delhi

130

127

14

Jadavpur University

130

117

15

Banaras Hindu University

134

201–250

16

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

139

--

17

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

140

114

18

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

141

195

19

Panjab University

150

130

20

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

153

--

21

National Institute of Technology Rourkela

171

138

22

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad

172

146

23

Aligarh Muslim University

180

167

24

Jamia Millia Islamia

187

201–250

25

Sri Venkateswara University

198

201–250

 

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