63 educational institutions of India have qualified for the latest edition of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. This year saw the highest number of Indian institutions making to the university ranking. 14 additional universities have qualified in 2020 which is an increase from the previous year. Due to this feat, India has a record number of entries for The World University Rankings. 1,527 institutions qualified this year which is an increase of 9% from the 2020 rankings when only 1,397 educational institutions qualified in the list.
Among the institutions which debuted on this list are Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, Mahatma Gandhi University, and King George‘s Medical University.
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer at THE, highlighted on the fact that India’s record number of entrees proves the country’s motive to be at par with the rest of the world.
Indian educational institutions had earlier suffered from a lack of international standards. This led to a fewer number of international students coming to the country. However, according to Mr. Baty, the New Education Policy could be useful for the education system in India. The approval of various foreign universities to open their campuses in India will be a great turning point too. It will be helpful for foreign universities as they can select from the immense talent that is there in India.
THE World University Rankings are calculated based on 13 parameters which fall under core issues like research, teaching, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.
UK's University of Oxford captured the top spot on the list for the fifth year in a row. The first-ever Asian university to break in the top 20 is China's Tsinghua University.