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THE subject ranking 2021: IISc only Indian institute in top 100

THE subject ranking 2021: IISc only Indian institute in top 100

October 29, 2020

The Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking has released the world subject ranking 2021 recently. A total of 1,512 universities ranked across 11 subject areas. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) became the only institute to rank in the top. It acquired the 96th position in the computer science stream and 94th in engineering and technology. No other Indian varsity could make it to the top slots in any of the streams.

The US-based universities have dominated the ranking by securing top positions in nine subject areas. While the UK has grabbed the top slots for clinical and health and computer science.

University of Oxford has topped the list, while Stanford University and Harvard University were placed at the second and third position, respectively.

As per the information shared on the official website, the University of Oxford tops the rankings for the fifth consecutive year, while China’s Tsinghua University became the first Asian university to break into the top 20 under the current methodology.

Nine institutes out of 10 in THE World University rankings 2021 are from the United States. The United Kingdom’s Cambridge University has bagged the 6th spot.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore has been placed in the 301-400 bracket in the engineering stream. 

Jamia Millia Islamia and Thapar University are in the 401-500 bracket.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (401-500) and University of Delhi (500+) have made it to the list of global rankings in the Arts and Humanities stream.

A total of nine Indian universities have been listed in THE World University Rankings for social science with Banaras Hindu University and Jawaharlal Nehru University falling in the 501-600 bracket. The seven other universities include Aligarh Muslim University, Amity University, University of Delhi, University of Calcutta, JMI, University of Mumbai and Panjab University.

THE World University Rankings 2021 has considered five parameters for assessing universities: Teaching (30 percent), Research (30 percent), Citations (30 percent), Industry Income (2.5 percent) and International Outlook (7.5 percent).

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