TEZPUR, Sept 12 - For the second consecutive year, Tezpur University here has ranked globally among the top 1,000 universities in the world. The Times Higher Education (THE), one of the leading providers of higher education data for the world’s research-led institutions, declared its ‘World University Rankings 2018’ on September 5 last in London. THE has listed 1,000 universities in its ‘Ranking 2018’ like in the previous years and Tezpur University finds mention in the 601-800 range. Tezpur University was placed in the same range last year as well.
Apart from Tezpur University, only IIT Guwahati (placed in the 601-800 range) is placed in the top 1,000 from the North East of India.
30 universities /institutions of India have been placed this year in the ‘Top 1,000 Universities/Institutions’, while in 2017, India had 31 Indian universities/institutions. The top universities other than IISc and IITs/NITs that featured in the ‘World University Rankings 2018’ in the range 601-800, are Tezpur University, Aligarh Muslim University, Benaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, Jadavpur University, Panjab University, Savitribai Phule Pune University. Further, seven more Indian universities ranked in the range of 801-1,000.
THE uses 13 calibrated performance indicators, which is grouped into five areas, i.e., teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook to determine the rankings. THE rankings for 2018 has been subject to independent audit by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).