World University Rankings

News: The Times Higher Education has released the World University Rankings 2020.


  • The Times Higher Education has ranked 1,300 universities from 92 countries.
  • The University of Oxford retained the top position for the consecutive fourth year.
  • Times has also included 56 Indian institutions into the table this year, making India the fifth most-represented country in the list and the third in Asia (behind Japan and China).
  • The Indian Institute of Science(IISc) Bangalore topped the Indian universities on the list.However,its ranking fell from the 251-300 group in 2019 to the 301-350 bracket in 2020.
  • Further,this is for the first time since 2012 that an Indian university has not featured in the top 300 of the ranking.
  • According to THE,the best Indian institutions are generally characterized by relatively strong scores for teaching environment and industry income, but when it comes to an international outlook they perform poorly.

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About TIMES 

  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by the Times Higher Education(THE) magazine.
  • The world university rankings are based on marks allotted under areas such as teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook with a maximum of 100 marks in each category and for overall performance.