Six IITs drop in THE Asia rankings 2020 - IIT Kanpur drops out of the top 100 universities

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  • Six of the elite Indian institutes of Technology (IITs) — including Indore, Bombay, Roorkee, Kanpur, Hyderabad and Madras campuses — have seen a decline in their rankings, according to Times Higher Education (THE).
  • This may be attributed to the downward trend in the citation scores and stagnation when it comes to internationalisation.
  • However, the list editors believe that the drop in the score may also be because of the increase in the number of institutions qualifying to feature in the global rankings.
Indian institutions are yet to make a mark among its global peers. Their international rank has slipped this year, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

As many as six of the elite Indian institutes of Technology (IITs) — including Indore, Bombay, Roorkee, Kanpur, Hyderabad and Madras campuses — have seen a decline in their rankings. While the regional competition has significantly increased.

Indian Institutes of Technology 2020 rankDrop from last year
IIT Indore555 positions
IIT Bombay6915 positions
IIT Roorkee8329 positions
IIT Kanpur12543 positions
IIT Hyderabad14914 positions
IIT Madras1255 positions

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This may be attributed to the downward trend in the citation scores and stagnation when it comes to internationalisation.

According to THE, while many IITs are improving across teaching, research and industry metrics, only IIT Roorkee and Delhi improved in terms of their research influence and citations. And, IIT Bombay and Madras improved on the international outlook parameter. This includes the count of international students, staff and research collaborations.

However, the list editors believe that the drop in the score may also be because of the increase in the number of institutions qualifying to feature in the global rankings. As many as 72 new universities are ranked this year — taking the total count to 489 universities in Asia. That is a 17% increase compared to last year.

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“This decline comes despite four Indian institutions improving on their overall 2019 rankings score, suggesting the negative movement is down to the increased number of qualifying universities from across Asia,” THE said.

Meanwhile, six IITs ranked in Asia's top 100 universities list this year. These include Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, IIT Indore, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and IIT Roorkee.

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