GUWAHATI, Sept 23 - Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Tezpur University from the State have been named among the 800 best universities of the world by the Times Higher Education (THE) in its World University Rankings 2016-17 exercise.
However, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore tops the list among the Indian universities and is placed in the 201-250 group, while the IIT Bombay is placed in the 351-400 group of the list. IISc Bangalore is listed as the 27th best universities of Asia and IIT Bombay has been listed as the 43rd in the list of the best Asian universities.
IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras followed them by securing places in the 401-500 group. IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, Jadavpur University and Punjab University are placed in the 501-600 group of the list.
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Aligarh Muslim University, University of Delhi, Amrita University, Andhra University, University of Calcutta, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Punjab University, Sabitribai Phule Pune University, Sri Venkateswara University, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Tezpur University and Acharya Nagarjuna University have been placed in the 601-800 group of the list by Times Higher Education.
University of Oxford has secured the top spot in this year�s World University Rankings. Universities from 79 countries feature in the ranking and of these countries, almost 1,000 (980 to be precise) universities are included in the list of the 800 best universities of the world. Last year, 801 universities from 70 countries were asked by The Times Higher Education to take part in this exercise.
Of the countries, the United States is the most represented nation and it is followed by the United Kingdom, Japan and China.
The countries, to which the top 200 universities belong, include the United States (63 universities), United Kingdom (32), Germany (22), the Netherlands (13), Canada (8), Australia (8), Switzerland (7), Sweden (6), Hong Kong (5), China (4), France (4), South Korea (4), Denmark (3), Belgium (3), Spain (2), Japan (2), Italy (2), South Africa (2), Singapore (2), Russian Federation (1), Taiwan (1), Norway (1), Luxembourg (1), Israel (1), Austria (1), Finland (1) and New Zealand (1).