Tuesday, December 21, 2004

IITs - Where are they in Academic Rankings of World Universities 2004

Not long ago, some businessman compared IITs with the MIT and went on to say IITs are better than all the BEST in US combined. Sounds foolish. But most of the Media made it sink in the thoughts of many Indians as truth.

Some reality check, see if they can find where are IITs in the Academic Rankings of World Universities 2004 ? Possible they can also give an equally proud explanation.

Not a single Indian university ranks among the top 100 institutions in the world, according to a recent compilation for the year 2004 by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Institute of Higher Education
http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2004/2004Main.htm

Country wide rankings at
http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/rank/2004/Statistics.htm

In the top 100 Asian universities however, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, IIT Kharagpur, and University of Calcutta made it to the list.

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