IISER Bhopal placed in top 250 in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2021

IISER Bhopal placed in top 250 in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2021

Hummingbird News Desk

BHOPAL, 3 JUNE: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal has made a debut in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2021. The rankings were announced on 2nd June 2021. The Institute has ranked #23 in the Overall category among the top Indian universities. In the overall list, IISER Bhopal has been placed in the 201-250 bracket in the THE Asia University Rankings.

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Speaking about the ranking, Prof. Siva Umapathy, Director, IISER Bhopal, said, “It is heartening to see the hard work of the employees, faculties, and students led to this tremendous achievement of our Institutional ranking (23 in India) coming inside the top 25 institutions in India. The ranking on teaching (rank 20 in India) and research (rank 21 in India) is an indication of our continual efforts to maintain the international standards of teaching and research with equal emphasis. Some of my colleagues remind me that it was only a decade ago in 2008, the foundation stone was laid for IISER Bhopal and I am proud of everyone at IISER Bhopal for achieving this within the 13 years of inception. My sincere thanks and congratulations to all employees, students, and faculties for their contributions and outputs. Our motto has always been to NURTURE FUTURE LEADERS through world-class education and research, and I am glad we are moving in the right direction.”

The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings is focused on universities in Asia. This reflects Asian universities’ close ties to industry as well as the fact they tend to be younger than their Western counterparts. Overall, 551 universities appeared in rankings this year from 30 countries in Asia.

Overall, Tsinghua University in China has been ranked the best university in Asia, followed by Peking University, China and National University of Singapore in second and third places. No Indian university has featured in the top 30 list.

Meanwhile, Japan is the most-represented nation again this year, with 116 institutions, up from 110 last year. Japan has also achieved its best performance in the ranking in six years, it is home to the top 10 universities in Asia for the first time since 2015.

Elsewhere, Istael is home to the top institution outside East and South-east Asia, but most institutions in the country declined.

Iran has a new top institution, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, which is included in the table for the first time this year. At 45th place, it is the highest-ranked new entry in the list.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been ranked 37th in the continental list. IISc Bangalore is the top Indian university according to the rankings.

Parameter wise Overall rank gained by IISER Bhopal among Indian Universities includes:

  • Research – 21
  • Teaching – 20
  • Citations – 25
  • International outlook – 35
  • Industrial income – 35

In a subject wise break up, IISER Bhopal has gained rank #14 in Electrical and Electronics; #14 in Economics Econometrics; #15 in Geology, Earth & Environmental Sciences; #17 in Biological Science, and #21 in Chemistry.

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