New Delhi, Dec 4: Finally, a good news for Indian universities. For the first time, the two Indian universities have found place in top 40 of second annual Times Higher Education Brics and Emerging Economies rankings.
In addition to this, 11 other universities from India have this tie made it to the top 100 rankings.
As per report in Times of India, universities from 18 countries are featured in the list. The new entrant countries are Chile, China, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey.
The report says among the emerging economies, China has withheld its dominance. The country has not only fetched top two places but the number of universities from China has increased to 27 from 23 last year.
India has also increased its representation with 11 from last year's 10 in the top-100 places. The Indian Institute of Science is at 25th place while Indian Institute of Technology of Bombay is at 37th place.
Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings has been quoted as saying, "India is starting to show its potential in these rankings, increasing its overall representation in this new top-100 list to 11, from 10 last year."
He further added that this improved showing is due to the fact that more Indian institutions have recognised the benefits of being part of the rankings process and are increasingly sharing their data with Times Higher Education.