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October 17, 2017

Singapore’s NTU and NUS top the latest QS Asia University Rankings released today, IIT Bombay top among Indian universities

QS Asia University Rankings

Photo: Hongbo Chen, Vice-Dean, Tuspark Research Institute for Inovation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, during “Incubating Entrepreneurship” discussion at the World Economic Forum Meeting in Dalian, People’s Republic of China. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Ciaran McCrickard.

The results of the QS Asia University Rankings are out now featuring 450 of the top universities in Asia. The ranking is based on a methodology which considers 10 performance indicators, including academic and employer reputation, the proportion of PhD qualified academic staff, and the proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students at the university.

QS ASIA UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2018 — TOP 30

QS RANK — INSTITUTION — COUNTRY

  1. Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  2. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  3. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  4. KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea
  5. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  6. Tsinghua University, China
  7. Fudan University, China
  8. City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  9. Peking University, China
  10. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong
  11. Seoul National University, South Korea
  12. Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
  13. The University of Tokyo, Japan
  14. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  15. Osaka University, Japan
  16. Korea University, South Korea
  17. Kyoto University, Japan
  18. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea
  19. Yonsei University, South Korea
  20. Tohoku University, Japan
  21. Zhejiang University, China
  22. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  23. University of Science and Technology of China, China
  24. Universiti Malaya (UM), Malaysia
  25. National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
  26. Nanjing University, China
  27. Nagoya University, Japan
  28. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  29. Kyushu University, Japan
  30. Hanyang University, South Korea

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay emerged as the best Indian university. It was ranked 34th in Asia, followed by IIT Delhi (41), IIT Madras (48,) and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (IISc) at 51. The 2018 rankings by QS showed that IISc, which was the best institution from India in 2016 and 2017, slipped the most among top Indian schools.

Traditional universities from India were led by University of Delhi (72), followed by Jadavpur University (125), University of Calcutta (125), Amrita University (168), University of Mumbai (181), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (200), Savitribai Phule Pune University (207), and Thapar University, Patiala (210).

QS ASIA UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2018 — INDIA

QS RANK — INSTITUTION

National University of Sciences And Technology, Islamabad (91) emerged as Pakistan’s highest ranked institution in QS Asia 2018 rankings. It was followed by Lahore University of Management Sciences (103), Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (128), Quaid-i-Azam University (133), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (190), University of Karachi (193), University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (200), University of the Punjab (PU), Lahore (232), and Aga Khan University (234).

QS ASIA UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2018 — PAKISTAN

QS RANK — INSTITUTION

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October 14, 2017

“Girls Speak Out”

United Nations, Women

Photo: Participants at an event entitled, “Girls Speak Out”, marking the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October). The event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Peru, and Turkey, and the NGO Working Group on Girls. 11 October 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

United Nations, Women

Photo: A young attendee at an event entitled, “Girls Speak Out”, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child (11 October). The event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Peru, and Turkey, and the NGO Working Group on Girls. 11 October 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

United Nations, Women

Photo: Ashley Judd, Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), speaks at the high-level launch of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative for the elimination of violence against women and girls. The event was held on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual general debate. 20 September 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

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October 9, 2017

India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley To Speak At Harvard University

Harvard University

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Harvard University

Photo: Event Announcement, Arun Jaitley’s lecture at the South Asia Institute, Harvard University.

WASHINGTON: India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley will address students of the prestigious Harvard University on October 12.

At Harvard, on October 12, the Finance Minister would deliver the ‘Mahindra Lecture’ in honour of late Harish C Mahindra, a distinguished alumnus of Harvard College and a visionary leader of business and industry in India, the South Asia Institute of Harvard University said in an announcement.

On the First Leg of his US visit, Jaitley will arrive in New York on the morning on 9th October, 2017. His major engagements during his one day stay at New York include Meeting with the Investors in partnership with Bank of America and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Thereafter, he will participate in the Roundtable Meeting of CEOs of USIBC-CII.

Next day, i.e., Tuesday, 10th October, 2017, he will deliver a Lecture on “FDI: Achievements and Challenges” at Columbia University. In the evening, he will leave for Boston.

On Wednesday, 11th October, 2017, Mr. Jaitley will participate in the Roundtable Investment Meet being organised in Boston in collaboration with NIIF, USISPF and FICCI on the subject of “Indian Economy - The Road Ahead”.

Later in the evening, he will deliver a Lecture on India’s Tax Reforms at the South Asia Institute, Harvard University.

On the morning of Thursday, the 12th October, 2017, the Finance Minister will leave for Washington D.C. to participate in the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to political analyst, Nikhila Natarajan, Jaitley would be visiting two “Ivy League” colleges - Columbia and Harvard.

“Yale, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia and Princeton,” she explains, “form the league of eight, called ‘Ivy League’, which embraces a wide sweep of connotations, including but not limited to academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, social elitism, and a common high-water mark for scholarship and athletics.”

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October 7, 2017

Conversation with Author of “Modern Slavery”

United Nations, Books

United Nations, Books

United Nations, Books

Photos: Siddharth Kara (right), author of the book “Modern Slavery”, addresses an event introducing him to readers at the UN Bookshop. At his side is Simone Monasebian, New York Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 06 October 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photos/Kim Haughton.

Kara’s book has been recommended by the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It has been lauded by academics, policy-makers and the press, with the Financial Times describing it as an “eloquent and campaigning book” and “sex trafficking and slavery” experts heralding it as “groundbreaking” and the “best book yet on the enduring problem of modern-day slavery.” The book has become a go-to resource for policy makers, foundations, and NGO’s around the world.

Siddharth Kara is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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September 11, 2017

India at 70: Rahul Gandhi to Speak at Berkeley Today

UC Berkeley

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Berkeley Student

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Berkeley, California: Indian National Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today began his two-week visit to the US during which he will interact with global thinkers and political leaders as part of an outreach initiative by his party.

In his first engagement, Gandhi would address students of the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, on ‘India at 70: Reflections on the Path Forward’, in which he would talk about his vision about India and where the country is leading.

“He is here at the University of California, Berkeley, where Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru addressed in 1949 as the Prime Minister. Today we are at the cross roads where core value of Indian democracy, secularism, and pluralistic society is in danger,” Congress spokesman Madhu Goud Yaskhi said.

The event venue is full and the registration for Rahul Gandhi’s talk has already been closed. The event will be held at the Chevron Auditorium, UC Berkeley International House, from 6.30 PM to 8 PM local time.

The event is being sponsored by the Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley; and the Berkeley Research on Contemporary India Program, Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley.

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September 5, 2017

Oxford and Cambridge top Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

Oxford University

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Oxford University

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Oxford University

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The 2018 World University Rankings launched today at the ongoing THE World Academic Summit in London feature 1,000 institutions for the first time. The rankings feature institutions from 77 different countries.

The University of Oxford has held on to the number one spot for the second year in a row, while the University of Cambridge has jumped from fourth to second place.

Cambridge’s rise comes at the expense of the California Institute of Technology, which was number one between 2012 and 2016, number two last year, and now shares third position with Stanford.

Louise Richardson, Oxford’s vice-chancellor, said that she was “delighted that Oxford has held its position at the top of these global rankings”.

“To be judged the best university in the world for the second successive year, against a backdrop in which Britain’s role in the world is uncertain and the place of universities in society open to question, will be a great source of pride for everyone at Oxford,” said Professor Richardson.

“Success in our field is never an accident,” she added, stating that it is “achieved by a relentless pursuit of excellence, creative brilliance and a deep commitment to our enduring values”.

Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Cambridge’s vice-chancellor, said that the result confirms that the university “is among a small group of the most respected higher education institutions globally”.

Peking University has risen two places to joint 27th, which puts it on a par with New York University and the University of Edinburgh. While Tsinghua University has climbed five places to 30th, overtaking the University of Melbourne, Georgia Institute of Technology, LMU Munich and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Both those Chinese institutions have improved in terms of their reputations for teaching and research this year.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018: Top 30

Rank — Institution — Country

  1. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  2. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  3. California Institute of Technology — United States
  4. Stanford University — United States
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States
  6. Harvard University — United States
  7. Princeton University — United States
  8. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
  9. University of Chicago — United States
  10. ETH Zurich — Switzerland
  11. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  12. Yale University — United States
  13. Johns Hopkins University — United States
  14. Columbia University — United States
  15. University of California, Los Angeles — United States
  16. University College London — United Kingdom
  17. Duke University — United States
  18. University of California, Berkeley — United States
  19. Cornell University — United States
  20. Northwestern University — United States
  21. University of Michigan — United States
  22. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  23. University of Toronto — Canada
  24. Carnegie Mellon University — United States
  25. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom
  26. University of Washington — United States
  27. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  28. New York University — United States
  29. Peking University — China
  30. Tsinghua University — China

Indian institutes continued to perform poorly with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore sliding in the rankings. Though IISc remained the top university in India, it was placed in the 251-300 groupings of the best universities, a fall from the 201-250 cohort of the previous edition of the ranking.

“It is disappointing that India has declined in the THE World University Rankings amid increasing global competition. As leading universities in other Asian territories such as China, Hong Kong and Singapore are consistently rising up the rankings, in part thanks to high and sustained levels of funding, India’s flagship the Indian Institute of Science moves further away from the elite top 200,” said Phil Baty, editorial director of global rankings of THE.

Indian universities performed poorly on internationalization, which measures how successful a school is in attracting foreign students and staff, a traditional shortcoming of the Indian institutions. “Government policy strictly limits the number of students from abroad who can study in India and prevents international scholars from being hired into long-term faculty positions. The rankings may improve in the near future as Indian schools go about improving the internationalization aspect,” THE said.

INDIA — Top 20

THE Rank — Institution

According to Times Higher Education, “Tens of millions of students and their families, as well as academics and university leaders, view the results. The rankings not only inform students’ choice of university and academics’ career decisions, but they also shape institutional strategy and national government higher education policies in many countries.”

“We cannot develop the rankings and analyses we do without institutions signing up to our data collection system and investing the time and resources to share data in accordance with THE’s unique global data definitions. So we thank all institutions that engaged with the process this year for their commitment and support for our exciting global project. We are confident that the payback, through all the insights brought about by the rankings and the related analyses and benchmarking tools, is clear to all of our university partners,” THE said.

“Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. We use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer),” THE explained.

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June 21, 2017

Conversation on Yoga for Health

United Nations Yoga Day

Photo: A scene from an event entitled “Conversation on Yoga for Health”, on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga. The event was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of India, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the UN Department of Public Information. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the WHO Office at the UN, offered opening remarks. 21 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

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June 14, 2017

Harvard is World's Most Prestigious University

Harvard University

Harvard University

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Times Higher Education (THE) has just announced the results of its World Reputation Rankings 2017. These rankings are based on the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey to provide the definitive list of the top 100 most powerful global university brands.

Harvard University tops this year’s list of the world’s most prestigious universities, and it does that for the seventh year in a row.

But, while North America continues to dominate the table, several of the region’s most reputable institutions have been outshone by leading Asian brands for the first time. China’s Tsinghua University and Peking University both leapfrogged the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University in the table this year while the University of Tokyo now has a stronger reputation than Columbia University. Meanwhile, Seoul National University is now considered more prestigious than the University of California, Davis.

Leading universities in Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands have also lost ground as universities in Asia have become more prominent brands on the global stage.

Overall, 19 countries across Europe, Australasia, Asia, North America and Latin America are represented in the seventh annual edition of the table.

World’s Most Prestigious Universities 2017

Top 50

Rank - Institution - Location - Overall Score

  1. Harvard University — United States — 100.0
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States — 80.2
  3. Stanford University — United States — 76.2
  4. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom — 69.1
  5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom — 69.1
  6. University of California, Berkeley — United States — 60.3
  7. Princeton University — United States — 38.5
  8. Yale University — United States — 35.8
  9. University of Chicago — United States — 27.2
  10. California Institute of Technology — United States — 26.0
  11. University of Tokyo — Japan — 25.7
  12. Columbia University — United States — 24.3
  13. University of California, Los Angeles — United States — 22.6
  14. Tsinghua University — China — 20.1
  15. University of Michigan — United States — 18.5
  16. University College London — United Kingdom — 17.3
  17. Peking University — China — 17.2
  18. Imperial College London — United Kingdom — 17.1
  19. University of Pennsylvania — United States — 17.0
  20. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom — 16.7
  21. Johns Hopkins University — United States — 16.6
  22. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology — Switzerland — 16.3
  23. Cornell University — United States — 15.5
  24. University of Toronto — Canada — 15.4
  25. Kyoto University — Japan — 13.4
  26. New York University — United States — 13.4
  27. National University of Singapore — Singapore — 13.0
  28. Duke University — United States — 11.5
  29. University of California, San Diego — United States — 9.8
  30. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation — 9.4
  31. Northwestern University — United States — 9.2
  32. University of Texas at Austin — United States — 9.1
  33. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States — 9.1
  34. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom — 8.7
  35. University of Washington — United States — 8.7
  36. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States — 8.6
  37. Carnegie Mellon University — United States — 8.4
  38. Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University Paris — France — 7.9
  39. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong — 7.6
  40. University of British Columbia — Canada — 7.5
  41. King’s College London — United Kingdom — 7.2
  42. University of California, San Francisco — United States — 6.9
  43. LMU Munich — Germany — 6.9
  44. McGill University — Canada — 6.9
  45. Ecole Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne — Switzerland — 6.8
  46. University of Melbourne — Australia — 6.6
  47. Seoul National University — South Korea — 6.6
  48. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States — 6.1
  49. University of California, Davis — United States — 6.0
  50. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — United States — 5.8

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Reputation ranking is not academic ranking. Rather, as Times Higher Education explains, it lists the world’s top 100 universities based purely on their prestige.

THE’s World Reputation Rankings are based on an annual invitation only Academic Reputation Survey. According to THE, this year, the survey received responses from more than 10,500 scholars across 137 countries. Each of these academics represented his country as well as his peers in his field of expertise. The survey had asked experienced, published academics to outline which universities they perceived to be the best for teaching and research in their specialist discipline.

As higher education becomes more international and more competitive, the universities that are succeeding are the institutions that have made their reputation central to their strategy. A good reputation attracts talent, investment and partnerships.

National governments accept that universities now form an essential component of their country’s soft power. For university leaders, donors, partners, faculty and students, the reputation of their institution is the foundation that strengthens and drives their decision making, and highlights the value they place on the university’s research and teaching.

The ESSENCE of our following opinion, expressed in 2015, still holds good.

University Reputation Ranking

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June 8, 2017

QS World University Rankings 2018: MIT Named World's Best University for Record Sixth Year

QS World University Rankings

MIT, QS World University Rankings

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MIT, UN, QS World University Rankings

Photo: Alexandra Amouyel, Executive Director of Solve at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), during the recent “Solve at the United Nations” event. Solve is an MIT initiative “connecting innovators with resources to solve global challenges”. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

LONDON, June 7, 2017 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, higher education experts, have released the 14th annual QS World University Rankings.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the world’s leading university for a record sixth consecutive year. 959 universities are ranked.

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “MIT is the nucleus of an unrivalled innovation ecosystem. Companies created by its alumni enjoyed combined revenues of $2 trillion, making them the equivalent of the world’s 11th largest economy.”

QS World University Rankings 2018: Top 20

  1. MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) US
  2. STANFORD UNIVERSITY US
  3. HARVARD UNIVERSITY US
  4. CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CALTECH) US
  5. UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE UK
  6. UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD UK
  7. UCL (UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON) UK
  8. IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON UK
  9. UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO US
  10. ETH ZURICH CH
  11. NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (NTU) SG
  12. ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL) CH
  13. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY US
  14. CORNELL UNIVERSITY US
  15. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (NUS) SG
  16. YALE UNIVERSITY US
  17. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY US
  18. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY US
  19. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA US
  20. AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU) AU

QS World University Rankings

QS World University Rankings, India

PRESIDENT OF INDIA RECEIVES 2018 EDITION OF THE QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS

New Delhi, Rashtrapati Bhavan:

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the 2018 edition of the QS World University Rankings brought out by the Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that he was happy to find three Indian institutions - IIT Delhi and IISc Bangalore, which were already in the top 200, and the latest entrant IIT Bombay securing ranks within the coveted top 200 and IISc Bangalore being now ranked 6th globally for Citations per Faculty.

The President said that while in terms of infrastructure there has been considerable expansion in the higher education sector, quality of education in many institutes remains a matter of concern. In ancient times, we had renowned seats of higher learning - Nalanda, Takshashila, Vikramashila, Valabhi, Somapura and Odantapuri - that dominated the world higher education system for eighteen hundred years beginning sixth century BC. Scholars from round the globe flocked to these centres of learning in search of knowledge. A reverse scenario exists today. Many meritorious Indian students pursue their higher studies from foreign universities. Our higher learning institutions are capable of producing world-class scholars but lose them to foreign universities.

The President said that during his visits to the universities in his capacity as Visitor to Central Intuitions of Higher Learning, he had been sharing his concerns about the performance of Indian institutions in world university rankings. A high rank can boost the morale of the academic and student communities, open greater avenues of growth and placement for students, help attract the best faculty from across the world, and provide a benchmark for continuous quality enhancement.

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April 25, 2017

UNESCO paper shows governments not keeping pace with growing demand for higher education

Unesco EducationReport

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A new policy paper from the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at UNESCO shows that the number of university level students doubled to 207 million between 2000 and 2014. Governments are struggling to keep pace with rapidly rising demand and large disparities in access, with a large cost of higher education often falling to families, many of whom cannot afford it.

The new paper, Six ways to ensure higher education leaves no one behind, sets out a series of measures to make higher education more equitable and affordable, including to ensure that student loan repayments do not exceed 15% of a student’s monthly income. Anything more threatens to leave the disadvantaged behind.

“By creating and transmitting vital knowledge, skills and core values, higher education is a cornerstone for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO. “Demand for higher education is going to continue rising. Governments must respond by introducing a range of new policies that will ensure expansion doesn’t leave the marginalised behind, and that access is based on merit, not privilege.”

Analyzing global trends, the paper also shows that only 1% of the poorest students have spent more than four years in higher education, compared to 20% of the richest.

In South Africa, around one-sixth of blacks and coloreds attended higher education in 2013, compared to over 50% of whites. Similarly, in Mexico, less than 1% of the indigenous population attend higher education. In China, youth from rural areas are seven times less likely to attend university than students from urban areas.

Access to higher education has expanded most rapidly in wealthier countries: Only 8% of young adults are enrolled on average in the poorest countries, compared to 74% in the richest countries. The greatest gender disparities are found among the poorest countries as well. Women made up only 30% of bachelor students in low-income countries in 2014.

“In certain countries with deeply rooted social inequities, affirmative action through quota or bonus systems may be necessary to expand access to underrepresented groups, even if these mechanisms are controversial,” says Suzanne Grant Lewis, director of the IIEP.

Private colleges and universities have expanded to cater to the growing pool of students, enrolling 30% of all students worldwide, rising to 50% in Latin America.

Governments can’t keep pace financially with this expansion and families are left with the tab. Across 26 countries in Europe, households paid for 15% of the cost of higher education in 2011. In other high-income countries, household expenditures were even higher: 40% in Australia, 46% in the USA, 52% in Japan, and 55% in Chile.

UNESCO, the only UN organization with responsibility for higher education, advises governments to use a combination of policies aimed at helping the disadvantaged, such as low tuition fees, need-based scholarships and loans repayments adjusted according to income, to help families manage the costs. The paper draws on a range of examples to show how different countries are expanding and diversifying higher education offerings to achieve greater equity.

“The last thing we want is for higher education to be the ball and chain around students’ ankles,” said Aaron Benavot, Director of the GEM Report. “Coping with dramatic student expansion is not easy, but there are policy solutions governments can put into place to stop the bill falling to households.”

Six specific recommendations are given to policy makers to make higher education equitable and affordable for all:

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April 18, 2017

Five University Teams reach finals of the “Fly Your Ideas 2017” Global Student Competition

Airbus, UNESCO

ENLARGE

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Airbus, UNESCO

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Five student teams from Australia, China, France, Nigeria and the United Kingdom will compete in the final round of the fifth edition of Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas global challenge, organised in partnership with UNESCO. The radical concepts selected cover a wide range of innovations going from an alternative to satellite imagery, to improved aircraft taxiing, clever ways of boarding, new areas for luggage storage or offering a new business model using existing Airbus aircraft.

Representing different nationalities and universities across Africa, Europe and Asia-Pacific, the five finalist teams embody true diversity, which is a key driver of innovation and performance. The students, competing for a €30,000 prize, also demonstrate a wide variety of disciplines from Natural Sciences to Engineering and Business.

Their inventive ideas, which were selected from over 350 entries, had to answer one of five challenges identified by Airbus to provide sustainable future solutions. The innovations proposed by the five finalist teams look at alternative business models, passengers’ experience and flight operations.

The five finalist teams will soon travel to Toulouse, France, where they will spend a week at the Airbus ProtoSpace facility to prototype, test and visualise their ideas using state-of-the-art equipment with personal guidance from Airbus. At the end of their week at Airbus, the students will present their innovative projects and the newly developed prototype in front of Airbus and UNESCO experts and personalities from the aerospace and academic world. The competition offers a unique opportunity for students worldwide, working in diverse teams of 3-5 members, to develop valuable skills, including teamwork, project management, communications and presentation, and to get involved in engineering.

The ideas competing for the final prize are:

• Airborne Earth Observation - Team SkyVision
University of Surrey, UK
A radical concept that turns a commercial airliner into an ‘Earth Observation Device’ by installing equipment into the belly of the aircraft to monitor ground activity during flight. An alternative to satellite imagery, it opens up new opportunities such as ecology analysis and urban planning.

• Improving Airport Taxi Flow and Efficiency - Team Nevada
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
An airport taxiing system that uses sensors and algorithms for automated Ground Traffic Control, both in the tower and on the aircraft, to significantly improve aircraft traffic at airports and thus reduce emissions.

• Compact Luggage Strategy Mobile App - Team PassEx
Institut d’Administration des Entreprises - IAE Toulouse, France
A revolutionary boarding system that uses a real-time mobile app to assign boarding status to passengers according to their luggage size. The Compact Luggage Strategy (CLS) addresses current storage issues in over-head compartments by distributing passengers across the aircraft according to the size of their baggage.

• Private Stowage Compartment - Team DAELead
University of Hong Kong, China
A clever aircraft cabin design that locates a Private Stowage Compartment (PSC) underneath passengers’ feet, utilizing the space between the cabin floor and the cargo ceiling.

• A400M Aerial Firefighting Platform - Team Aquarius
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
A fire-fighting solution that incorporates modular systems using pressurized fire retardant containers fixed to fast-loadable pallets for a network of Airbus A400M aircraft, to create a system of aerial firefighting platforms that can be used for rapid wildfire suppression.

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April 3, 2017

India's Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, Releases ‘India Rankings 2017’

India University Rankings

Photo: India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar, releasing the “INDIA RANKING 2017”, in New Delhi on April 03, 2017. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

New Delhi, India. April 03, 2017. India’s Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar, released the India Rankings 2017 for the Educational Institutions and dedicated it to the nation in New Delhi today.

Speaking on the occasion he said that this step is a sequel of our Government’s commitment towards bringing landmark changes in the quality of education provided to students across the country for which we are working relentlessly. Shri Javadekar said this ranking is meant to have beginning of a fair competition among the institutions for achieving excellence in their efforts.

• The Minister said now institutions, parents, students, and others will have authentic information about the ranking and quality of a particular university, college, or vocational institution and this has led to the global scaling up of our credentials.

The Minister on this occasion also announced that government will extend more help to quality education institutions. It’s a vital change of policy and will motivate all the institutions to perform and excel. Factors regarding number of research papers submitted, patents obtained and campus placement figures will also count for seeking government support. He said public perception, employer perception and academic perception will also be given importance.

A very exciting feature of this year’s Rankings is the ranking of General Degree Colleges in Arts and Sciences from across the country. While many of the names appearing in the top-100 list are well known and famous, there are many others who may not be so well known but have fared well.

OVERALL INSTITUTIONS (INCLUDING UNIVERSITIES)

Rank — Institution — City — State — Score

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 83.28
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 73.97
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra 71.78
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal 68.43
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi Delhi 64.18
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 61.53
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 60.69
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati Assam 60.37
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee Uttarakhand 59.84
  10. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 58.92
  11. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru Karnataka 58.25
  12. Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal 57.32
  13. Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 56.50
  14. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 56.30
  15. University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 55.37
  16. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 54.70
  17. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Gujarat 54.27
  18. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 52.81
  19. Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 52.74
  20. Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi 51.75
  21. Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani Pilani Rajasthan 51.46
  22. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu 51.36
  23. Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi Delhi 51.20
  24. Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore Madhya Pradesh 50.23
  25. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 49.26
  26. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 49.07
  27. Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal 48.90
  28. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 48.84
  29. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune Pune Maharashtra 48.28
  30. Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal Manipal Karnataka 48.27
  31. Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal 48.19
  32. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Rupnagar Punjab 47.84
  33. SikshaO Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar Odisha 46.72
  34. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 46.57
  35. Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra 46.45
  36. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 46.45
  37. Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Mandi Himachal Pradesh 45.62
  38. Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana 45.52
  39. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal 45.17
  40. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Ludhiana Punjab 44.99
  41. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra 44.95
  42. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi 44.84
  43. Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 44.42
  44. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata Mohanpur West Bengal 44.38
  45. Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.29
  46. National Institute of Technology Rourkela Rourkela Odisha 44.02
  47. Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.95
  48. Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 43.78
  49. TATA Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra 43.71
  50. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 43.50
  51. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 43.35
  52. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali Mohali Punjab 43.27
  53. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad Jharkhand 43.21
  54. Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh 43.13
  55. S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.07
  56. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.06
  57. Mysore University Mysore Karnataka 42.83
  58. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 42.74
  59. Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 42.70
  60. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.48
  61. Sri Ramachandra University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.46
  62. Anand Agricultural University Anand Gujarat 42.26
  63. Indian Institute of Management Udaipur Udaipur Rajasthan 42.15
  64. University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.85
  65. National Institute of Technology Surathkal Surathkal Karnataka 41.80
  66. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha 41.75
  67. Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 41.73
  68. Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 41.48
  69. Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 41.38
  70. Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 41.37
  71. Indian Institute of Management Kashipur Kashipur Uttarakhand 41.36
  72. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.30
  73. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah West Bengal 41.28
  74. Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore Karnataka 41.18
  75. Thapar University Patiala Punjab 40.78
  76. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Pune Maharashtra 40.59
  77. North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya 40.51
  78. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Ahmedabad Gujarat 40.48
  79. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha 40.47
  80. Sri Sivasubrmaniya Nadar College of Engineering Kalavakkam Tamil Nadu 40.31
  81. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Ludhiana Punjab 40.10
  82. National Institute of Technology Warangal Warangal Telangana 40.05
  83. Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna Bihar 39.87
  84. Dr. Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Solan Himachal Pradesh 39.54
  85. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Kozhikode Kerala 39.20
  86. AMITY University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh 39.17
  87. Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 39.15
  88. PSG College of Technology Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 39.07
  89. Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan 38.74
  90. Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra 38.73
  91. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu 38.68
  92. Annamalai University Annamalainagar Tamil Nadu 38.59
  93. Calicut University Calicut Kerala 38.45
  94. Mizoram University Aizwal Mizoram 38.36
  95. Kurukshetra University Kurushetra Haryana 38.26
  96. Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh 37.95
  97. Symbiosis International University Pune Maharashtra 37.67
  98. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 37.32
  99. Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong Meghalaya 37.28
  100. Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka 37.25

UNIVERSITIES

Rank — University — City — State — Score

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 83.28
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 61.53
  3. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 58.92
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru Karnataka 58.25
  5. Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal 57.32
  6. Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 56.50
  7. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 56.30
  8. University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 55.37
  9. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 54.70
  10. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 52.81
  11. Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 52.74
  12. Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi 51.75
  13. Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani Pilani Rajasthan 51.46
  14. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu 51.36
  15. Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi Delhi 51.20
  16. Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal 48.90
  17. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 48.84
  18. Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal Manipal Karnataka 48.27
  19. Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal 48.19
  20. SikshaO Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar Odisha 46.72
  21. Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra 46.45
  22. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 46.45
  23. Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana 45.52
  24. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Ludhiana Punjab 44.99
  25. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra 44.95
  26. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi 44.84
  27. Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 44.42
  28. Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.29
  29. Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.95
  30. Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 43.78 30
  31. TATA Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra 43.71
  32. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 43.50
  33. Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh 43.13
  34. S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.07
  35. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.06
  36. Mysore University Mysore Karnataka 42.83
  37. Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 42.70
  38. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.48
  39. Sri Ramachandra University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.46
  40. Anand Agricultural University Anand Gujarat 42.26
  41. University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.85
  42. Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 41.48
  43. Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 41.38
  44. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.30
  45. Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore Karnataka 41.18
  46. Thapar University Patiala Punjab 40.78
  47. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Pune Maharashtra 40.59
  48. North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya 40.51
  49. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha 40.47
  50. Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Ludhiana Punjab 40.10
  51. Dr. Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Solan Himachal Pradesh 39.54
  52. AMITY University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh 39.17
  53. Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan 38.74
  54. Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra 38.73
  55. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu 38.68
  56. Annamalai University Annamalainagar Tamil Nadu 38.59
  57. Calicut University Calicut Kerala 38.45
  58. Mizoram University Aizwal Mizoram 38.36
  59. Kurukshetra University Kurushetra Haryana 38.26
  60. Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh 37.95
  61. Symbiosis International University Pune Maharashtra 37.67
  62. KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka 37.25
  63. University of Jammu Jammu Tawi Jammu and Kashmir 37.23
  64. Goa University-Goa Goa Goa 37.16
  65. Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 37.13
  66. Kalyani University Kalyani West Bengal 36.84
  67. Mahatma Gandhi Unversity Kottayam Kerala 36.79
  68. Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Bikaner Rajasthan 36.78
  69. Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 36.75
  70. Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 36.47
  71. Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences-Coimbatore Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 36.44
  72. Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra Uttar Pradesh 36.36
  73. University of Kashmir Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir 36.32
  74. Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh Assam 36.28
  75. Nirma University Ahmedabad Gujarat 36.21
  76. Rajiv Gandhi University Rono Hills Arunachal Pradesh 36.15
  77. Madurai Kamraj University Madurai Tamil Nadu 36.04
  78. Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 35.92
  79. Rajasthan University Jaipur Rajasthan 35.85
  80. Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Punjab 35.83
  81. Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Noida Uttar Pradesh 35.69
  82. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Dwarka Delhi 35.60
  83. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Campus Puducherry Pondicherry 35.50
  84. NITTE University Mangalore Karnataka 35.50
  85. Periyar University Salem Tamil Nadu 35.44
  86. Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin Kerala 35.42
  87. Vidyasagar University Midnapore West Bengal 35.23
  88. Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 35.14
  89. Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 35.09
  90. Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 34.86
  91. The Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University Gandhigram Tamil Nadu 34.56
  92. Assam University-Silchar Silchar Assam 34.38
  93. Jaypee University of Information Technology-Solan Solan Himachal Pradesh 34.14
  94. PES University Bengaluru Karnataka 33.94
  95. University of Allahabad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 33.86
  96. Sri Krishnadevaraya University Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 33.76
  97. Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamil Nadu 33.66
  98. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies -Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 33.60
  99. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada Andhra Pradesh 33.44
  100. B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 32.99

COLLEGES

Rank — College — City — State — Score

  1. Miranda House Delhi Delhi 69.39
  2. Loyola College District Chennai Tamil Nadu 68.68
  3. Shri Ram College of Commerce Delhi Delhi 67.18
  4. Bishop Heber College District Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 61.18
  5. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College New Delhi Delhi 60.68
  6. St. Xavier`s College Kolkata West Bengal 59.12
  7. Lady Shri Ram College for Women New Delhi Delhi 58.28
  8. Dyal Singh College New Delhi Delhi 58.22
  9. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College New Delhi Delhi 58.06
  10. The Women’s Christian College Chennai Tamil Nadu 57.37
  11. P.S.G. College of Arts & Science District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 55.64
  12. Madras Christian College District Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu 55.44
  13. Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 54.62
  14. P.S.G.R. Krishnammal College for Women District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 53.97
  15. Keshav Mahavidyalya Delhi Delhi 53.21
  16. Ethiraj College for Women Chennai Tamil Nadu 52.85
  17. Christ College (Autonomous) Thrissur Kerala 52.62
  18. Loreto College Calcutta-16 West Bengal 51.85
  19. Kongunadu Arts & Science College District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 51.84
  20. Acharya Narendra Dev College Kalkaji Delhi 51.06
  21. AU College of Science and Technology Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 50.85
  22. Sri Krishna Arts and Science College Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 50.80
  23. AU College of Arts and Commerce Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 49.73
  24. Andhra Loyola College Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh 49.41
  25. Rajagiri College of Social Sciences Dist. Ernakulam Kerala 48.90
  26. Holy Cross College District Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 48.13
  27. Fatima College (Autonomous) Madurai Tamil Nadu 47.95
  28. Sacred Heart College Dist. Ernakulam Kerala 47.24
  29. St. Joseph`s College of Commerce Bengaluru Karnataka 47.21
  30. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology and Biotechnology (RGIITBT) Pune Maharashtra 47.04
  31. St. Joseph’s College Dist. Calicut Kerala 46.73
  32. Post Graduate Government College for Girls Chandigarh Chandigarh 46.54
  33. Ramanujan College Kalkaji Delhi 45.92
  34. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening Classes) New Delhi Delhi 45.76
  35. Fergusson College Dist. Pune Maharashtra 45.51
  36. Degree College of Physical Education Dist. Amravati Maharashtra 45.48
  37. Shri M.V. & Smt. N.V. Virani Science College Dist. Rajkot Gujarat 45.31
  38. V.V. Vanniaperumal College for Women District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 45.06
  39. Virudhunagar Hindu Nadars Senthikumara Nadar College District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 44.80
  40. St. Xavier’s College Mumbai Maharashtra 44.67
  41. Goswami Ganesh Dutta S.D. College Sector 32 Chandigarh Chandigarh 44.56
  42. St. Joseph’s College Dist. Trichur Kerala 44.35
  43. A.V.C. College-District Quaide-E-Milleth District Quaide-E-Milleth Tamil Nadu 44.29
  44. Dr. N.G.P. Arts & Science College District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.00
  45. St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangalore Karnataka 44.00
  46. Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College New Delhi Delhi 43.86
  47. Justice Baseer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.77
  48. Mercy College Dist. Palakkad Kerala 43.68
  49. Little Flower College District Trichur Kerala 43.59
  50. K.S. Rangaswamy College of Arts and Science Tiruchengode Tamil Nadu 43.32
  51. MES Keveeyam College Valanchary Kerala 43.30
  52. Vimla College Dist. Trichur Kerala 43.23
  53. Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce Quepem Quepem Goa 43.18
  54. Holy Cross College District Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu 43.17
  55. St. Mary’s College Dist. Trichur Kerala 42.72
  56. Saiva Bhanu Kshatriya College District Virudhnagar Tamil Nadu 42.57
  57. Gobi Arts and Science College-Karattatipalayam Post Karattatipalayam Post Tamil Nadu 42.39
  58. Vivekanand College Kolhapur Maharashtra 42.26
  59. Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.07
  60. Meenakshi College for Women District Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.07
  61. Vitthalbhai Patel and Rajrathan, P.T. Patel Science College Dist. Anand Gujarat 41.99
  62. Srimathi D.N. Bhat Vaishnav College for Women District Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu 41.91
  63. Kongu Arts & Science College District Erode Tamil Nadu 41.90
  64. J.B. College District Jorhat Assam 41.81
  65. Nirmala College for Women District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 41.73
  66. Rathinam College of Arts and Science Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 41.69
  67. Mahendra Arts & Science College Namakkal Tamil Nadu 41.33
  68. Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science for Women District Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 40.89
  69. SNR Sons College Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 40.29
  70. St. Teresa’s College Dist. Ernakula Kerala 40.10
  71. Sri D. Manjunatheswara College Dist. Dakshin Kannad Karnataka 39.96
  72. Nanded Education Society`s Science College Nanded Maharashtra 39.47
  73. Mannam Memroial N.S.S. College Kollam Kerala 38.99
  74. Mehr Chand Mahajan D.A.V. College for Women Sector-36 Chandigarh Chandigarh 38.84
  75. Hindusthan College of Arts and Science Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 38.65
  76. K.S.R. College of Arts and Science for Women Namakkal Tamil Nadu 38.60
  77. Bahauddin Govt. Science College Dist. Junagadh Gujarat 38.42
  78. Rama Krishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College Rahara West Bengal 38.29 78
  79. S.D.M.S.M. Kalasala District Krishna Andhra Pradesh 38.28 79
  80. Dr. V.S.Krishna Govt. Degree College Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 38.19 80
  81. Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce Pune Maharashtra 38.05
  82. S R M College of Arts and Science Potheri Tamil Nadu 38.03
  83. Sai College of Computer Education Dist. Osmanabad Maharashtra 37.93
  84. Assumption College Dist. Kottayam Kerala 37.92
  85. Gayatri Vidya Parishad College for Degree and P.G Courses (Autonomous) District Visakapatnam Andhra Pradesh 37.56
  86. Muthayammal College of Arts & Science Namakkal Tamil Nadu 37.46
  87. St. Josephs College for Women, (Autonomous) Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 37.15
  88. Jankidevi Bajaj College of Science District Wardha Maharashtra 37.07
  89. P.C. Jabin Science College Dist. Dharwad Karnataka 36.87
  90. Govt. College District Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 36.82
  91. Nirmala College Dist. Ernakulam Kerala 36.53
  92. K.B.N. College District Krishna Andhra Pradesh 36.36
  93. V.S.M. College Ramachandrapuram Andhra Pradesh 36.15
  94. J.G. College of Commerce Hubli, Dist. Dharwad Karnataka 36.03
  95. Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) Tirupattur Tamil Nadu 35.43
  96. Presidency College Bengaluru Karnataka 35.23
  97. National College District Tiruchirapalli Tamil Nadu 34.93
  98. Raja Narendralal Khan Women’s College District Midnapore West Bengal 34.73
  99. Bharti Vidyapeeth`s Matoshri Bayabai Shripatrao Kadam Kanya Mahavidyalaya Dist. Sangli Maharashtra 34.69
  100. Thanthai Hans Roever College Perambalur Tamil Nadu 34.65

• Application by a College for Autonomous Status

New Delhi, India. April 06, 2017. India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has implemented the scheme of Autonomous Colleges with a view to bring in quality reforms in higher education. The Scheme of Autonomous Colleges offers academic and operative freedom to the Colleges. The autonomy so awarded under the scheme enables a College to determine and prescribe its own courses of study and syllabi and restructure and redesign the courses to suit local needs and to devise innovative methods of teaching, examination and evaluation.

The scheme of Autonomous Colleges is open for all Colleges. Any number of Colleges under a University can apply for award of autonomous status to UGC under this scheme. However, Colleges are granted autonomous status only when they fulfill conditions as prescribed in the guidelines of the scheme of Autonomous Colleges.

This information was given by the Minister of State (HRD), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, today ( April 06, 2017), in a written reply to a question in the parliament.

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March 23, 2017

International Association of Universities (IAU) embarks on a dedicated "Internationalization of Higher Education" Campaign

IAU, UNESCO, Paris, France

Photo: A section of UNESCO headquarters building, Paris, France. Image Credit: Anna Armstrong.

The UNESCO-based worldwide association of higher education institutions, International Association of Universities (IAU), is strengthening its Higher Education Internationalization program.

What is Internationalization of Higher Education?

Professor Hans De Wit, a well-known specialist in this field, and founding editor of the ‘Journal of Studies in International Education’, describes it as “the intentional process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions and delivery of post-secondary education, in order to enhance the quality of education and research for all students and staff, and to make a meaningful contribution to society.”

While, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), defines it as “the complex of processes whose combined effect, whether planned or not, is to enhance the international dimension of the experience of higher education in universities and similar educational institutions.”

IAU has categorized the internationalization process into five areas:

  1. Academic mobility
  2. Internationalization at home, of the curriculum, and learning outcomes
  3. Internationalization of research
  4. Borderless, offshore, transnational and cross-border education
  5. Development cooperation and capacity building

What are the academic benefits of Internationalization of Higher Education?

According to IAU, academic benefits of internationalization include:

Giorgio Marinoni, Manager of Internationalization Policy at IAU, told the editor that “globalization has completely changed the environment in which Higher Education institutions around the world operate and it is a phenomenon they cannot ignore.”

IAU’s program of advisory services for advancing internationalization, called ISAS (2.0), consists of several different but complementary services offered to IAU Members, other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), individuals at HEIs, national governments and other organizations.

IAU has, meanwhile, called upon higher education institutions pursuing internationalization to adhere to the following values:

Founded in 1950, under the auspices of UNESCO, the International Association of Universities (IAU), with headquarters at UNESCO, Paris, France, is the leading global association of higher education institutions and organisations.

Its members from India, for example, include the following among others:

International Association of Universities (IAU) chairs the editorial team of the “Internationalisation of Higher Education” handbook. This handbook, published by DUZ Academic Publishers, Berlin, Germany, is a valuable tool and source of reference for any higher education institution.

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March 16, 2017

Singapore Tops List of Best Asian Universities

Singapore University

Photo: University Campus. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Image Credit: Alan C.

LONDON, March 16, 2017 — The Times Higher Education (THE) today announced its Asia University Rankings. Singapore’s National University of Singapore is first overall, closely followed by Nanyang Technological University in fourth place.

For the second year running, Singapore’s National University and China’s Peking University ranked first and second respectively.

Only two Japanese institutions appear in the top 20, despite the country’s strong representation in the rankings with 69 universities in the top 300.

After Mainland China with six universities in the top 20, Hong Kong and South Korea are well-represented with five institutions each.

Of the Southeast Asian region as a whole, Phil Baty, the editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, said:

“Singapore is the higher education star of the Southeast Asian region, with its national university topping the ranking for the second year in a row. Its younger sister Nanyang Technological University is not far behind in fourth place, but it drops two places this year despite an improved performance due to stiff competition from China.

“Thailand is also facing a tough contest, with all seven of its established universities dropping down the table, due to other institutions improving at a faster rate.

“But the expansion of the ranking to include 300 universities, up from 200 last year, provides good news elsewhere in the region. Malaysia, for instance, has nine representatives, up from four last year, with its flagship institution, the University of Malaya, debuting at 59th place. Indonesia has also doubled its representation to two. And the Philippines make the table for the first time, with the University of the Philippines joining the 201-250 cohort.

“Overall this ranking of Asia’s best 300 universities proves what a dynamic, diverse and competitive higher education region the continent is becoming - and the southeast Asian region is a key part of that development. It must make sure it doesn’t get left behind.”

On the South Asian region as a whole, Phil Baty continued: “India is the higher education star of the South Asian region, taking an impressive 33 places in the table this year - more than double its representation a year ago. This means that India is now the third most-represented nation in the table for the first time.”

He said that Pakistan has also made great gains, more than tripling its representation since last year, from two to seven, while Sri Lanka makes its debut with the University of Colombo making the 251+ band.

THE Asia University Rankings 2017 — Top 20

Rank — Institution — Country

  1. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  2. Peking University — Mainland China
  3. Tsinghua University — Mainland China
  4. Nanyang Technological University — Singapore
  5. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  6. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology — Hong Kong
  7. University of Tokyo — Japan
  8. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) — South Korea
  9. Seoul National University — South Korea
  10. Pohang University of Science and Technology — South Korea
  11. Chinese University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  12. City University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  13. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) — South Korea
  14. Kyoto University — Japan
  15. University of Science and Technology of China — Mainland China
  16. Fudan University — Mainland China
  17. Hong Kong Polytechnic University — Hong Kong
  18. Shanghai Jiao Tong University — Mainland China
  19. Zhejiang University — Mainland China
  20. Korea University — South Korea

THE Asia University Rankings 2017 — INDIA

Rank — Institution — No. of Full-time Students — Student.Staff Ratio — International Students — Female : Male Ratio

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March 8, 2017

United Nations Marks International Women’s Day

UN International Women's Day

Photo: Observance of International Women’s Day at UN headquarters in New York under the theme “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.

Anne Hathaway, UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, watches a video introducing her prior to addressing the event.

08 March 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

UNOG International Women's Day

Photo: The UN Office at Geneva (UNOG) holds a series of events, including a roundtable on gender and sport, to mark International Women’s Day (8 March 2017). 08 March 2017. Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre.

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February 21, 2017

UNESCO Creative Cities Network announces Call for Applications

UNESCO Creative City, Jaipur

Photo: A Section of Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur, India. Jaipur was designated a UNESCO Creative City in 2015. Image Credit: David Hamill.

Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) fosters international cooperation with and between cities that have identified creativity as a strategic driver and enabler for sustainable urban regeneration and development.

Today the Network brings together 116 cities from 54 countries, working towards common objectives: placing creativity and cultural industries at the core of local development plans, and actively cooperating through inter-city partnerships at the international level.

The UCCN is a flagship programme of UNESCO for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, and the New Urban Agenda, at the local level.

UNESCO has invited cities worldwide, who are interested in joining the Network, to submit their applications using the official 2017 Application Form. Applications must be received by UNESCO Secretariat no later than 16 June 2017, midnight CET. Applications received after this deadline will not be evaluated.

Following the evaluation process carried out by internal and external consultations with independent experts and the member cities of the Network, the Director-General of UNESCO would designate the new UNESCO Creative Cities and the announcement of the Creative Cities designated in 2017 will be published on the UNESCO website on 31 October 2017.

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February 15, 2017

Montreal Replaces Paris as World's Best Student City

QS Best Student Cities

QS Best Student Cities

Photo: University Students. Image Credit & Photographer: Francisco Osorio.

LONDON, February 15, 2017 — Montreal, Canada, has topped the QS Best Student Cities Rankings 2017.

Montreal’s success is the latest of a series of propitious signs for a city beginning to escape a period of economic stagnation, following positive growth forecasts for 2017, and the recent announcement of its selection as the ‘World’s Most Intelligent City’. Its first-place ranking is also the highlight of a series of positive performances from Canadian cities.

Paris drops to second place, receiving reduced rank for Affordability and Desirability.

While London rises from fifth place to third place suggesting that UK cities remain excellent study destinations in the face of Brexit, with rises in QS’s Affordability indicator a major contributor to all eight of its ranked cities improving their rank.

Affordability issues adversely affect American cities: though Boston places eighth, ten of its twelve ranked cities drop.

Australia’s high cost-of-living and tuition fees are proving disadvantageous: all of its seven ranked cities drop, with Sydney plummeting from fourth to thirteenth, and Melbourne falling from second to fifth.

Seoul is Asia’s best student city, rising to 4th, followed by Tokyo (7th) , Hong Kong (11th) and Singapore (14th).

Berlin rises to 6th; while Munich (9th) and Vancouver (10th) complete the top 10.

For the first time, two cities from India, Mumbai and New Delhi, get included in the World’s Best Student Cities.

This year’s ranking features a ‘Student View’ indicator for the first time.

Over 18,000 students responded to QS’s inaugural survey for this ranking, providing input about their own student experiences, and, for prospective students, the relative desirability of a city.

QS BEST STUDENT CITIES 2017

RANK — CITY — COUNTRY

  1. Montreal — Canada
  2. Paris — France
  3. London — United Kingdom
  4. Seoul — South Korea
  5. Melbourne — Australia
  6. Berlin — Germany
  7. Tokyo — Japan
  8. Boston — United States
  9. Munich — Germany
  10. Vancouver — Canada
  11. Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  12. Toronto — Canada
  13. Sydney — Australia
  14. Singapore — Singapore
  15. Zurich — Switzerland
  16. Vienna — Austria
  17. Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe — Japan
  18. Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  19. New York — United States
  20. Brisbane — Australia
  21. Taipei — Taiwan
  22. Canberra — Australia
  23. Barcelona — Spain
  24. Manchester — United Kingdom
  25. Shanghai — China
  26. Ottawa — Canada
  27. Prague — Czech Republic
  28. Auckland — New Zealand
  29. San Francisco — United States
  30. Beijing — China
  31. Dublin — Ireland
  32. Madrid — Spain
  33. Milan — Italy
  34. Glasgow — United Kingdom
  35. Lyon — France
  36. Amsterdam — Netherlands
  37. Copenhagen — Denmark
  38. Washington DC — United States
  39. Coventry — United Kingdom
  40. Moscow — Russia
  41. Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia
  42. Buenos Aires — Argentina
  43. Nottingham — United Kingdom
  44. Adelaide — Australia
  45. Brussels — Belgium
  46. Chicago — United States
  47. Los Angeles — United States
  48. Stockholm — Sweden
  49. Lisbon — Portugal
  50. Perth — Australia
  51. Mexico City — Mexico
  52. Warsaw — Poland
  53. Gothenburg — Sweden
  54. Oslo — Norway
  55. Birmingham — United Kingdom
  56. Budapest — Hungary
  57. Newcastle Upon Tyne — United Kingdom
  58. Bangkok — Thailand
  59. Brno — Czech Republic
  60. Philadelphia — United States
  61. Helsinki — Finland
  62. Pittsburgh — United States
  63. Santiago — Chile
  64. Riyadh — Saudi Arabia
  65. Atlanta — United States
  66. Rome — Italy
  67. Athens — Greece
  68. Toulouse — France
  69. Sao Paulo — Brazil
  70. Valencia — Spain
  71. Istanbul — Turkey
  72. Quebec — Canada
  73. Bogota — Colombia
  74. Christchurch — New Zealand
  75. Hsinchu — Taiwan
  76. Monterrey — Mexico
  77. Sharjah — United Arab Emirates
  78. Gold Coast — Australia
  79. St. Petersburg — Russia
  80. Nanjing — China
  81. Ankara — Turkey
  82. Daejeon — South Korea
  83. San Diego — United States
  84. Johannesburg — South Africa
  85. Mumbai — India
  86. New Delhi — India
  87. Baltimore — United States
  88. Cairo — Egypt
  89. Manila — Philippines
  90. Montpellier — France
  91. Tomsk — Russia
  92. Houston — United States
  93. Novosibirsk — Russia
  94. Rio de Janeiro — Brazil
  95. Tampere — Finland
  96. Vilnius — Lithuania
  97. Kiev — Ukraine
  98. Lille — France
  99. Lima — Peru
  100. Wuhan — China

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February 4, 2017

"Most International" Universities in the World Today

International Universities

Photo: University Campus Building, ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), Switzerland. Image Credit: Juhanson.

The institutions with the strongest global connections have a ‘cultural disposition’ to think beyond borders.

Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked the world’s “most international” universities.

The ranking is drawn largely from the “international outlook” pillar of the THE World University Rankings 2016-17, which covers international staff, students and co-authors. However, it also includes a measure of universities’ international reputations, taken from THE’s annual Academic Reputation Survey.

A striking feature of the upper reaches of the 150-institution table is the prominence of universities from relatively small, export-reliant countries, where English is an official language or is widely spoken.

The ranking is led by two Swiss universities: ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich; and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Of all the countries in the ranking, the Swiss representatives also have the greatest average proportion of international staff and internationally co-authored publications: both 62 per cent.

• ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) has more than 18,000 students from over 120 countries and is the top university in continental Europe. It boasts Albert Einstein as one of its most notable alumni.

Next in the ranking are the University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore. THE data scientist Billy Wong says that this may reflect the fact that nations such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Switzerland are all “big, global trading hubs”, conditioned to look beyond their borders for personnel and ideas.

Below the top four is a glut of institutions from the UK, Australia and Canada: prominent destinations for international students and scholars because of their prestigious universities and their use of English, the global lingua franca. The UK has 13 institutions in the 150, led by Imperial College London at number five. The University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, University College London and the London School of Economics also make the top 10.

The US is less prominent in this ranking than it usually is in international league tables, possibly reflecting the fact that its size makes it less reliant on immigration to supply it with top student and academic talent. There is only one US institution in the top 30: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at number 22. Harvard University (sixth in the overall THE World University Rankings 2016‑17) is 33rd, Stanford (third) is 36th and the California Institute of Technology (second) is 52nd. However, US institutions are still the most numerous in the international ranking, accounting for 64 places.

THE’s Wong thinks that internationalisation activities can boost a university’s global reputation, which has a lot of knock-on impacts. “If they can have more international collaboration and become better known internationally, that can help them in areas such as student recruitment, academic recruitment, attracting international funding and so on,” he says.

Following is the Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking of the World’s “Most International” Universities 2017

Rank — Institution — Country — Overall Score

  1. ETH Zurich — Switzerland — 97.1
  2. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne — Switzerland — 96.7
  3. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong — 96.5
  4. National University of Singapore — Singapore — 96
  5. Imperial College London — United Kingdom — 95.2
  6. University of Oxford — United Kingdom — 94.3
  7. Australian National University — Australia — 93
  8. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom — 92.8
  9. University College London — United Kingdom — 92.2
  10. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom — 92
  11. King’s College London — United Kingdom — 91.9
  12. University of British Columbia — Canada — 90.2
  13. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom — 90.1
  14. University of New South Wales — Australia — 89.3
  15. University of Zurich — Switzerland — 88.6
  16. Ecole Polytechnique — France — 88.5
  17. University of Warwick — United Kingdom — 88.1
  18. University of Melbourne — Australia — 87.7
  19. University of Glasgow — United Kingdom — 86.8
  20. University of Manchester — United Kingdom — 86.6
  21. Monash University — Australia — 85.9
  22. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States — 84.9
  23. McGill University — Canada — 84.8
  24. University of Sydney — Australia — 84.8
  25. University of Auckland — New Zealand — 84.4
  26. Durham University — United Kingdom — 84.2
  27. Chinese University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong — 83.4
  28. University of York — United Kingdom — 82.9
  29. University of Bristol — United Kingdom — 82.7
  30. University of Copenhagen — Denmark — 82.7
  31. University of Alberta — Canada — 81.6
  32. University of Toronto — Canada — 80
  33. Harvard University — United States — 79
  34. University of Waterloo — Canada — 77.7
  35. Aarhus University — Denmark — 77.2
  36. Stanford University — United States — 76.8
  37. Princeton University — United States — 76.7
  38. University of Amsterdam — Netherlands — 75
  39. Columbia University — United States — 74.9
  40. KU Leuven — Belgium — 73.1
  41. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States — 71.9
  42. Ecole Normale Superieure — France — 71.2
  43. Pierre and Marie Curie University — France — 70.9
  44. Free University of Berlin — Germany — 70.7
  45. Johns Hopkins University — United States — 70.5
  46. Purdue University — United States — 68.9
  47. University of Strasbourg — France — 68.2
  48. University of Bonn — Germany — 68
  49. Humboldt University of Berlin — Germany — 67.9
  50. University of Chicago — United States — 67.8
  51. Technical University of Munich — Germany — 67.8
  52. California Institute of Technology — United States — 67.6
  53. Rice University — United States — 67.1
  54. Paris Diderot University - Paris 7 — France — 66.8
  55. Yale University — United States — 66.8
  56. Heidelberg University — Germany — 66.6
  57. Technical University of Berlin — Germany — 66.2
  58. Paris-Sud University — France — 65.2
  59. Utrecht University — Netherlands — 65.1
  60. University of California, Santa Barbara — United States — 64.7
  61. Cornell University — United States — 64.7
  62. University of California, Davis — United States — 64.6
  63. Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon — France — 64.5
  64. LMU Munich — Germany — 64.3
  65. University of California, Berkeley — United States — 64.1
  66. University of California, Irvine — United States — 62.6
  67. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology — Germany — 62.5
  68. Carnegie Mellon University — United States — 62.4
  69. University of Freiburg — Germany — 62.2
  70. Paris-Sorbonne University - Paris 4 — France — 61.7
  71. University of Southern California — United States — 61.4
  72. Goethe University Frankfurt — Germany — 61.3
  73. University of California, Los Angeles — United States — 61.2
  74. University of Tübingen — Germany — 60.8
  75. Hebrew University of Jerusalem — Israel — 60.5
  76. Boston University — United States — 60.3
  77. Michigan State University — United States — 59.7
  78. Stony Brook University — United States — 59.4
  79. University of Rochester — United States — 59.1
  80. Duke University — United States — 58.9
  81. University of Gottingen — Germany — 58.8
  82. Brown University — United States — 58.5
  83. New York University — United States — 58
  84. RWTH Aachen University — Germany — 57.5
  85. University of Illinois at Chicago — United States — 57.4
  86. Northwestern University — United States — 57.3
  87. Polytechnic University of Milan — Italy — 56.3
  88. University of Massachusetts — United States — 55.8
  89. Panthéon-Sorbonne University - Paris 1 — France — 55.5
  90. Autonomous University of Madrid — Spain — 55.3
  91. University of Washington — United States — 55.3
  92. University of Mannheim — Germany — 54.8
  93. Texas A&M University — United States — 54.8
  94. University of Michigan — United States — 54.7
  95. Ohio State University — United States — 54.7
  96. Aix-Marseille University — France — 54.6
  97. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States — 54.5
  98. North Carolina State University — United States — 54.5
  99. Paris Descartes University — France — 53.2
  100. University of Pennsylvania — United States — 53.1
  101. University of California, San Diego — United States — 53
  102. University of California, Santa Cruz — United States — 52.1
  103. Arizona State University — United States — 51.8
  104. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation — 51.5
  105. Emory University — United States — 51.2
  106. Polytechnic University of Turin — Italy — 51.1
  107. Indiana University — United States — 50.6
  108. University of Notre Dame — United States — 50.4
  109. Georgetown University — United States — 49.9
  110. Pennsylvania State University — United States — 49
  111. University of Munster — Germany — 48.9
  112. Florida State University — United States — 48.8
  113. Sapienza University of Rome — Italy — 48.8
  114. University of Arizona — United States — 46.1
  115. Washington University in St Louis — United States — 45.6
  116. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States — 45.5
  117. University of Colorado Boulder — United States — 45
  118. University of Virginia — United States — 45
  119. University of Maryland, College Park — United States — 43.9
  120. University of Minnesota — United States — 43.1
  121. Peking University — China — 43.1
  122. University of Georgia — United States — 43
  123. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey — United States — 42.9
  124. Case Western Reserve University — United States — 42.2
  125. University of Pittsburgh — United States — 42.1
  126. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology — Russian Federation — 42
  127. Yonsei University — South Korea — 41.8
  128. Nanjing University — China — 41.6
  129. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — United States — 41.4
  130. University of Texas at Austin — United States — 40.9
  131. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — United States — 40.9
  132. Dartmouth College — United States — 39.9
  133. University of Florida — United States — 39.6
  134. University of Utah — United States — 39
  135. Korea University — South Korea — 38.7
  136. Renmin University of China — China — 38.2
  137. University of Tokyo — Japan — 38.2
  138. Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) — South Korea — 38
  139. University of Iowa — United States — 37.2
  140. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) — South Korea — 36.2
  141. University of Tsukuba — Japan — 36.1
  142. Tsinghua University — China — 35.7
  143. Tokyo Institute of Technology — Japan — 34.5
  144. National Tsing Hua University — Taiwan — 34.4
  145. Fudan University — China — 32.9
  146. Seoul National University — South Korea — 32.9
  147. University of São Paulo — Brazil — 32.6
  148. National Taiwan University — Taiwan — 32.3
  149. Tohoku University — Japan — 32.2
  150. Pohang University of Science and Technology — South Korea — 32.1

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February 3, 2017

Autonomy to Educational Institutes in India

College, Mumbai, India

Photo: Elphinstone College, Mumbai. Established in 1856, Elphinstone College is one of the oldest colleges of the University of Mumbai. It is reputed for producing luminaries like Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Badruddin Tyabji, Pherozshah Mehta, Jamshedji Tata, and illustrious professors like Dadabhai Naoroji. Image Credit: Franx.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has implemented a scheme of “Autonomous Colleges” with a view to bring in quality reforms in higher education. The Scheme of Autonomous Colleges offers academic and operative freedom to the Colleges. The autonomy so awarded under the scheme enables a College to determine and prescribe its own courses of study and syllabi and restructure and redesign the courses to suit local needs and to devise innovative methods of teaching, examination and evaluation.

The scheme of Autonomous Colleges is open for all Colleges. Any number of Colleges currently under a University can apply for award of “Autonomous Status” to UGC under this scheme.

This information was given by India’s Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, today.

• Meanwhile, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has made an appeal to universities in the country to aspire to be among the top 100 globally. There is no Indian university among the world’s top 100 universities, Modi said, adding, we feel “ashamed”.

“I invite 10 public and 10 private universities to come forward and take a pledge to make a place for themselves in the top 100 universities of the world. “Those who will come forward will get special economic assistance. They will be given relaxation from seeking various approvals. There will be an open field for them,” he promised.

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January 20, 2017

Preparing for Fourth Industrial Revolution Requires Deeper Commitments to Education

World Economic Forum

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Photos: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017, Davos, Switzerland. Images provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum / Faruk Pinjo / Valeriano Di Domenico.

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Photo: Interaction during the session: Davos Insights: Strengthening Systems for Global Collaboration, at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2017. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Greg Beadle.

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Photo: The New Lead Characters. Karan Johar, Head, Dharma Productions, India, at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 17, 2017. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Jakob Polacsek.

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Photo: Ask About: The Psychology of Populism. Molly Crockett, Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 17, 2017. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Sikarin Thanachaiary.

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Photo: Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries, India, “Preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution” Session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 17, 2017. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Valeriano Di Domenico.

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland - January 20, 2017 — The accelerating pace of change driven by emerging technologies threatens to create wider income and opportunity gaps, warned business and technology leaders in a session on preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the opening day of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. “We are at a point where it is possible that technological development can accelerate and increase digital refugees,” warned Marc R. Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce in the US. Added Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer of Infosys in the US: “We have to put in an extra effort so that we don’t create a bigger society of have-nots. That means a deep commitment to education and to addressing the displacements.”

The key to preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution lies in the technologies themselves, argued Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries in India. “These technologies really are all-inclusive and will benefit all. In a sense they are great equalizers.” The rapid growth of e-commerce and digital cash in India is an example, he observed. “And the fastest way to transmit education in a big country like India is through technology.” Making these technologies inclusive will require designing them so that they benefit everybody and not just a few, Sikka said. “That requires empathy. I’ve always wondered why every company isn’t a technology company.”

Focusing on education and promoting innovation are not new solutions to the challenges of inequality and marginalization. “Education and entrepreneurship are the answers,” Sikka stressed. “We just haven’t been doing enough of it.” And what is required are fresh approaches or new models shaped through debate and collaboration among all stakeholders, Benioff said. He proposed that CEOs each adopt a public school. For initiatives to be effective will require building trust and articulating a vision, explained Mary Barra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the General Motors Company in the US. “You need to be incredibly transparent for people to have trust.”

To prepare for the disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, leaders will require radar to pick up on displacement and discontent and a compass to set the values and vision needed to succeed, Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford in the UK, told participants. To weather the challenges will require more collaboration among countries, said Shu Yinbiao, Chairman of the State Grid Corporation of China. “Globalization is inevitable and is good for the development of the global economy. We will need more international cooperation.”

The 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is taking place on 17-20 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme Responsive and Responsible Leadership. More than 3,000 participants from nearly 100 countries are participating in over 400 sessions.

The Co-Chairs taking a principal role in shaping the discussion at the meeting are:

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