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IISc, Bangalore is the best University in India!

According to the latest list released by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17, The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is India’s premier university. It currently holds a spot in the 201-250 group of the coveted list.

Despite a record 31 Indian Universities making it to the list only two were a part of the top 400. Apart from IISc Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, was ranked in the 351-400 group.

Four Indian institutes namely the National Institute of Technology Rourkela (601-800), Sri Venkateswara University (601-800), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (601-800) and Tezpur University (601-800) debuted on the list.

India has 19 institutes in the top 800, two more than last year and 12 others in the 801-980 band. However, no Indian University made it to the top 200.

Meanwhile, toppling five-year numero uno California Institute of Technology was UK’s Oxford University for the first position. USA’s Stanford University came in third.

The calculation of the THE World University Rankings is subject to an independent audit by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

The rankings claim to be the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. It uses 13 calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

This is the list of the remaining Indian Universities on the list: 




Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Jadavpur University


Aligarh Muslim University

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

University of Calcutta

University of Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Panjab University

Savitribai Phule Pune University


Acharya Nagarjuna University

Amity University

Amrita University

Andhra University

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Manipal University

Osmania University

SASTRA University

Sathyabama University

SRM University

Vellore Institute of Technology




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