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Indian Universities Not Among the Best

According to a recently concluded survey for arriving at the annual list of the world’s top 400 universities, no Indian University had made into the top 100 universities. Only IIT Bombay managed to get into the 301 to 350 university pool, the survey has been conducted by Times Higher Education magazine. Till last year the magazine ranked only 200 universities world wide only this year Times Magazine ranked 400 universities.
IITs are considered to be the the premier Institutes in India but the world sees far lesser than the hype that has been given to these Institutes of national importance. Recently Infosys Emeritus Chairman Narayana Murthy made remarkable comments on the quality of students entering the IITs, he had expressed his views in an IIT Summit which was held in New York. Mr. Murthy had slammed the coaching Institutes which train students just to solve problems for the sake of clearing IITJEE instead of emphasizing on overall career development. Mr. Murthy has also called for a better selection process for IITs.
The top 5 universities this year

World Rank Institution Country / Region Overall score
1 California Institute of Technology United States
2 Harvard University United States
2 Stanford University United States
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom
5 Princeton University United States

About the ranking
The publication of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings has become one of the key annual events in the international higher education calendar. They are used by undergraduate and postgraduate students to help select degree courses, by academics to inform career decisions, by research teams to identify new collaborative partners, and by university managers to benchmark their performance and set strategic priorities. As nations across the globe focus on the establishment of world-class universities as essential elements of a dynamic economy, our rankings are increasingly employed as a tool for governments to set national policy.
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