IIT-Bombay was ranked 29th in the Times Higher Education BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and Emerging Economies Rankings, up from it’s last year’s position of 37. The Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), ranked 25th last year, moved up to 16th position in the 2016 rankings.
The rankings were released by Times Higher Education (THE) on Wednesday. Mumbai University was not among the top 200 universities, which featured Jadavpur, Pune, Panjab and Calcutta.
A Mumbai University professor said it was difficult to decide to figure out why they has not made it to the list. A university official said, “We do not know if the data was given on time or data we submitted reached THE. We need to check that.”
Around 16 Indian institutes/universities featured in the top 200 rankings.
Institute director Devang Khakhar said, “We are extremely happy with the continuous progress we are making in the world rankings. The recent rankings are a testament to the successful, ongoing evolution of our institute as a global education centre in the field of engineering education and research.” While IITs in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai have gone up in rankings, IIT Kharagpur and Roorkee have gone down a few notches.