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July 14, 2018

President of India inaugurates Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India

India, Cost Accountants

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, lighting the lamp at the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute of the Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI), in New Delhi on July 14, 2018.

India, Cost Accountants

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Institute of the Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI), in New Delhi on July 14, 2018.

New Delhi, July 14, 2018 — The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, today inaugurated the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

The President said that cost accountants play a substantial part in enhancing the efficiency of processes. Cost accountants are the best managers of the three Ms in a business organization. These are - men and women who work there; the materials used as inputs; and the machines deployed for processing, fabrication, and creation.

As global manufacturing evolves and as manufacturing gets a boost over the coming decade, cost accountants will have a bigger and more prominent role. It will be Cost accountants’ mandate to ensure that products and services are delivered at a competitive price but without compromising on quality.

The President said that it is for cost accountants to ensure that the administrations remove wasteful activities and costs in production. It is for cost accountants to help in innovation and improvement of processes and systems to reduce avoidable costs and make each invested rupee go that much further. It is for cost accountants to help fight the aberrations of gold plating that may sometimes appear on our business landscape. All this will strengthen the national effort in establishing India as a low-cost and competitive manufacturing hub for world-class products.

“I would encourage you to help promote financial literacy among women, particularly young women. I have mentioned this on previous occasions as well and believe this can go very far in changing attitudes and empowering women in our society. As financial and business professionals, you should and must be part of this social change,” the President told the Cost Accountants.

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July 9, 2018

Government of India grants "Institution of Eminence" status to Six institutes; Snubs Chandigarh's Panjab University

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Photo: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. The original building built in 1937. Image Credit: Bill.

India’s Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar, today, announced the names of six institutes, three in public sector and three in private industry, which have been accorded the status of Institution of Eminence by the government of India.

The government had constituted an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) to select the Institutions of Eminence. All the Applicant Institutions made presentations before the EEC from 2nd April 2018 to 8th May 2018. The Committee in its report recommended selection of only six institutions (three from the public sector and three from the private sector) as Institutions of Eminence.

From the public sector, the government has granted this status to the following three institutes:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
  2. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.
  3. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

From the private sector, the government has granted this status to the following three institutes:

  1. Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka.
  2. Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan.
  3. Jio Institute (Reliance Foundation), Pune. (Greenfield Category)

The Institutions of Eminence will have the freedom to fix and charge the fee from international students without restriction and would have the freedom to determine the domestic students’ costs, subject to the condition that no student who gains admission should be turned away for lack of finance.

The Institutions of Eminence shall have the flexibility of course structure regarding credit hours and the number of years to take a degree under the prevailing minimum standards.

The Institutions of Eminence will have the freedom to enter into academic collaboration with top 500 Global ranking institutions without the approval of the Government.

Each public Institution selected as ‘Institution of Eminence’ will get financial assistance up to Rs. 1000 Crore over the period of five years under this scheme.

The target for the Institutions of Eminence would be to break into the top 500 bracket in the internationally reputed ranking frameworks and then come up in the top 100 over time.

Meanwhile, the Government of India has delivered a rebuff to Panjab University Chandigarh, which, too, had applied for the “Institution of Eminence” status. The Government has rejected its application outright. Panjab University, daughter of the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, is the idol of the Chandigarhians.

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June 27, 2018

India Government proposes to Replace University Grants Commission (UGC) with Higher Education Commission of India (HECI)

India Universities

Photo: India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, addressing a press conference.

New Delhi, June 27, 2018 — In a landmark decision, a Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill 2018 which seeks to repeal UGC Act and provides for setting up of Higher Education Commission of India has been prepared by the Ministry of HRD (Human Resource Development) and placed in public domain for comments and suggestions. The focus of Higher Education Commission of India will be on improving academic standards and the quality of Higher Education.

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, has appealed to all educationists, stakeholders and the general public to furnish comments and suggestions by 7th July 2018 till 5 p.m. on the draft Bill.

The Government announced that the draft Act is following its commitment to reform the regulatory systems, provide for more autonomy, and facilitate the holistic growth of the education system that presents more significant opportunities to the Indian students at more affordable cost.

The following principles guide the transformation of the regulatory set up:

Less Government and more Governance:

No more interference in the management issues of the educational institutions.

Separation of grant functions:

The grant functions would be carried out by the HRD Ministry, and the HECI would focus only on academic matters.

End of Inspection Raj:

Regulation will be conducted through transparent public disclosures, merit-­based decision making on matters regarding standards and quality in higher education.

Focus on academic quality:

HECI will have the mandate of improving educational standards with the specific focus on learning outcomes, evaluation of academic performance by institutions, mentoring of institutions, training of teachers, and promoting the use of educational technology. It will develop norms for setting standards for opening and closure of institutions, provide for greater flexibility and autonomy to institutions, and lay rules for appointments to critical leadership positions at the institutional level irrespective of the law under which a University was started.

Powers to enforce:

The Regulator will have powers to enforce compliance with the academic quality standards and will have the authority to order the closure of sub­standard and bogus institutions.

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June 7, 2018

QS World University Rankings 2019 Announced; MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Caltech, Oxford World's Best; IIT Bombay Tops In India; Panjab University Chandigarh Knocked Out

World University Rankings

Harvard University

Photo: Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Image Credit: Jonathan E. Shaw.

London, June 6, 2018 — The fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings was released today by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. QS ranks the world’s 1000 best universities, which come from 85 different countries.

KEY FACTS

QS evaluates the universities according to the following six metrics:

  1. Academic Reputation
  2. Reputation among Employers
  3. Faculty/Student Ratio
  4. Citations per faculty
  5. International Faculty Ratio
  6. International Student Ratio

QS World University Rankings 2019: Top 20

Institution Name — Country/Territory

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — United States
  2. Stanford University — United States
  3. Harvard University — United States
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) — United States
  5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  6. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  7. ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) — Switzerland
  8. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
  9. University of Chicago — United States
  10. UCL (University College London) — United Kingdom
  11. National University of Singapore (NUS) — Singapore
  12. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) — Singapore
  13. Princeton University — United States
  14. Cornell University — United States
  15. Yale University — United States
  16. Columbia University — United States
  17. Tsinghua University — China
  18. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  19. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  20. University of Michigan — United States

PERFORMANCE OF SOUTH ASIA (INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, SRI LANKA)

KEY FACTS

INDIA

QS RANK — UNIVERSITY

  1. 162 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
  2. 170 Indian Institute of Science
  3. =172 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
  4. =264 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  5. =283 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
  6. =295 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
  7. =381 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
  8. =472 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
  9. 487 University of Delhi
  10. 591-600 University of Hyderabad
  11. 601-650 Jadavpur University
  12. 751-800 Anna University
  13. 751-800 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  14. 751-800 Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  15. 801-1000 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh
  16. 801-1000 Amity University
  17. 801-1000 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)
  18. 801-1000 Banaras Hindu University
  19. 801-1000 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  20. 801-1000 Savitribai Phule Pune University
  21. 801-1000 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  22. 801-1000 University of Calcutta
  23. 801-1000 University of Mumbai
  24. 801-1000 Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

PAKISTAN

  1. =397 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS)
  2. =417 National University of Sciences And Technology (NUST) Islamabad
  3. 551-560 Quaid-i-Azam University
  4. 701-750 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
  5. 751-800 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
  6. 801-1000 University of the Punjab, Lahore
  7. 801-1000 University of Engineering & Technology (UET) Lahore

BANGLADESH

  1. 801-1000 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  2. 801-1000 University of Dhaka

SRI LANKA

  1. 801-1000 University of Colombo

India’ positive performance is symptomatic of a successful year for the country’s higher education system, said Ben Sowter, QS Research Director.

“Indian progress can be primarily attributed to improvements in QS’s reputational indicators, which account for the insights of 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers. Seventeen of India’s 24 ranked universities improve their rank for Academic Reputation, while 13 improve their rank for Reputation among Employers,” Sowter added.

“Most of India’s other universities are struggling to improve their research impact, relative to global competitors. India’s universities are also struggling to internationalize in an increasingly competitive international education market,” Sowter explained.

R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Higher Education, HRD Ministry, expressed his view that the result of the QS World University Rankings 2019 is an affirmation of faith in the premier Indian higher educational institutions and an endorsement of the effectiveness of the measures being taken by Indian Government to improve the ranking of Indian institutions.

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Mr. Prakash Javadekar said that the successes registered by Indian Institutions in QS World Best Universities Ranking 2019 released today is the result of relentless work in the premier institutions and various initiatives of HRD Ministry under the guidance and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi. The minister congratulated the Indian Institutes ranked among the top 500 institutions in the rankings.

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May 30, 2018

World’s Top 100 Most Prestigious Universities in 2018

Oxford University

Photo: Flowery trees, Balliol College. Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, England, United Kingdom. Image credit: Piers Nye.

London, May 30, 2018 — The most valuable asset in a crowded market is reputation. Times Higher Education (THE) today announced the World Reputation Rankings 2018 comprising the world’s top 100 most prestigious universities.

According to Times Higher Education, its World Reputation Rankings are created using the world’s largest invitation-only academic opinion survey, a unique piece of research.

“The Academic Reputation Survey, available in 15 languages, uses United Nations data as a guide to ensure that the response coverage is as representative of world scholarship as possible. It is also evenly spread across academic disciplines,” THE elucidates.

The reputation table ranks institutions according to an overall measure of their esteem that combines data on their reputation for research and teaching.

World’s Top 100 Most Prestigious Universities in 2018

RANK — INSTITUTION — COUNTRY

  1. Harvard University — United States
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States
  3. Stanford University — United States
  4. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  6. University of California, Berkeley — United States
  7. Princeton University — United States
  8. Yale University — United States
  9. University of California, Los Angeles — United States
  10. University of Chicago — United States
  11. California Institute of Technology — United States
  12. Columbia University — United States
  13. The University of Tokyo — Japan
  14. Tsinghua University — China
  15. University of Michigan — United States
  16. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  17. Peking University — China
  18. Cornell University — United States
  19. UCL — United Kingdom
  20. Imperial College London — United Kingdom
  21. Johns Hopkins University — United States
  22. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich — Switzerland
  23. University of Toronto — Canada
  24. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  25. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom
  26. New York University — United States
  27. Kyoto University — Japan
  28. University of Washington — United States
  29. Duke University — United States
  30. Carnegie Mellon University — United States
  31. University of California, San Diego — United States
  32. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States
  33. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation
  34. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States
  35. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  36. University of Texas at Austin — United States
  37. Northwestern University — United States
  38. University of British Columbia — Canada
  39. Paris Sciences & Lettres - PSL University — France
  40. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  41. McGill University — Canada
  42. King’s College London — United Kingdom
  43. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne — Switzerland
  44. University of California, San Francisco — United States
  45. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States
  46. Seoul National University — South Korea
  47. University of California, Davis — United States
  48. University of Melbourne — Australia
  49. LMU Munich — Germany
  50. Pennsylvania State University — United States

51-60

61-70

71-80

81-90

91-100

The World Reputation Rankings are based on an invitation-only opinion survey of senior, published academics, who were asked to name no more than 15 universities that they believed were the best for research and teaching in their field.

From India, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has made it to the list in the 91-100 band. The last time it was featured was in 2011.

Commenting on IISc Bengaluru’s accomplishment, Phil Baty, editorial director of Global Rankings for THE, said, “Only 100 institutions in the world make it to this annual list of the most powerful university brands. So it is a highly significant achievement to be included. And it is fantastic to see an Indian presence this year.”

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May 9, 2018

Mumbai among World's Best Student Cities for 2018, London Tops the Ranking

London, Best Student City

Photo: Tower Bridge, London. Image Credit: Tuomo Lindfors.

Mimbai, Best Student City

Photo: Gateway of India, Mumbai. Image Credit: Wessel Venter.

College Student, QS Best Student Cities

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LONDON, May 8, 2018: London is the world’s best student city. The fifth edition of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking, released today, sees London replace Canada’s Montreal as the world-leader.

London rises to the first position primarily as a result of increasingly positive responses to QS’s student survey, which asks students about the quality of experience in a city, and their willingness to remain there after graduating.

Ben Sowter, Research Director at QS, said: “The 2018 ranking highlights the enduring quality of the student experience available in London. The city benefits from outstanding employment prospects, more world-class universities than any other city, and excellent lifestyle opportunities. These factors mean that the capital remains a great place to study despite eye-watering costs - as more than 50,000 student respondents to QS’s survey have made clear.”

The QS Best Student Cities index, published annually, showcases the best urban destinations for international students. The index assesses cities for its University Rankings, Student Mix, Desirability, Employer Activity, Affordability, and Student View.

Key Observations:

Methodology

QS use six indicator groups to compile the ranking, each analyzing a different aspect of concern to prospective students.

  1. Rankings
  2. Student Mix
  3. Desirability
  4. Employer Activity
  5. Affordability
  6. Student View

QS BEST STUDENT CITIES 2018

RANK — CITY — COUNTRY

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

Mumbai (99th) represents India in the QS top 100 student cities for 2018. Located on the west coast at the site of a deep natural harbor, Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is India’s commercial, financial and entertainment capital. It is home to the Bollywood film industry and the highest number of millionaires in India.

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April 3, 2018

India's Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, Releases ‘NIRF India Rankings 2018’ for Higher Education Institutions

India Rankings 2018

Photo: India Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, releasing the India Rankings 2018 for Higher Educational Institutions at a function in New Delhi on April 03, 2018. The University Grants Commission Chairman and the Minister of State for Human Resource Development are also seen.

New Delhi, India. April 03, 2018. In a programme held in New Delhi today, India’s Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar, released the National Institutional Ranking framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2018 in various categories on the basis of performance of Higher Educational Institutions.

Speaking on the occasion, Prakash Javadekar said that the idea behind these rankings is to promote quality in education and encourage competition to perform better and to set up new benchmarks of performance in Higher education space.

While Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru bags 1st Position in Overall Ranking, IIT Chennai tops in Engineering, and IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management Category.

OVERALL RANKING

INSTITUTION — CITY — STATE

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru Karnataka
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi Delhi
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee Uttarakhand
  9. Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
  10. Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu
  11. University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana
  12. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati Assam
  13. Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal
  14. University of Delhi Delhi Delhi
  15. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  16. Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra
  17. Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh
  18. Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal Karnataka
  19. Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi
  20. Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  21. Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal
  22. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana
  23. King George`s Medical University Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
  24. Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu
  25. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata Mohanpur West Bengal
  26. Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani Rajasthan
  27. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad Dhanbad Jharkhand
  28. Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
  29. University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu
  30. Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra
  31. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
  32. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Pune Pune Maharashtra
  33. Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh
  34. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal
  35. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu
  36. Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
  37. Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi
  38. Siksha O Anusandhan Bhubaneswar Odisha
  39. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Gujarat
  40. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  41. Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra
  42. National Institute of Technology Rourkela Rourkela Odisha
  43. Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamil Nadu
  44. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah West Bengal
  45. Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana
  46. Tezpur University Tezpur Assam
  47. Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
  48. Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal
  49. Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra
  50. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala Punjab
  51. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha
  52. Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam Kerala
  53. G. B. Pant Universtiy of Agriculture and Technology Pantnagar Uttarakhand
  54. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy Thanjavur Tamil Nadu
  55. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Mohali Mohali Punjab
  56. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
  57. National Institute of Technology Surathkal Surathkal Karnataka
  58. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
  59. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Mysore Karnataka
  60. Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana Punjab
  61. Gauhati University Guwahati Assam
  62. Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Chennai Tamil Nadu
  63. SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu
  64. PSG College of Technology Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  65. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha
  66. Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi Jharkhand
  67. Symbiosis International Pune Maharashtra
  68. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu
  69. Indian Institute of Technology Patna Patna Bihar
  70. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu
  71. University of Kashmir Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir
  72. Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh
  73. Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu
  74. Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
  75. PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Coimbatore Tamil Nadu
  76. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar Haryana
  77. University of Jammu Jammu Tawi Jammu and Kashmir
  78. National Institute of Technology Warangal Warangal Telangana
  79. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra
  80. Amity University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh
  81. Madurai Kamraj University Madurai Tamil Nadu
  82. SVKM Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai Maharashtra
  83. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University Vaddeswaram Andhra Pradesh
  84. KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka
  85. University of Agricultural Sciences Dharwad Karnataka
  86. Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry
  87. Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Punjab
  88. North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya
  89. Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
  90. Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra Uttar Pradesh
  91. Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan
  92. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu
  93. Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra
  94. Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
  95. Thiagarajar College of Engineering Madurai Tamil Nadu
  96. College of Engineering Pune Maharashtra
  97. Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute Puducherry Pondicherry
  98. Goa University Goa Goa
  99. Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin Kerala
  100. Delhi Technological University New Delhi Delhi

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March 20, 2018

India's University Grants Commission grants Autonomy to 60 Higher Educational Institutions

India Universities

Photo: India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, briefing media on the decision of granting autonomous status to 60 higher educational institutions, in New Delhi on March 20, 2018.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) of India has granted autonomy to sixty Higher Educational Institutions. This was announced by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, at a media briefing in New Delhi today. Javadekar said that the Government is striving to introduce a liberalized regime in the education sector and emphasis is on linking autonomy with quality.

Giving further details, Javadekar said that the sixty Higher Educational Institutions which have been granted autonomy include 52 Universities i.e. 5 central universities, 21 state universities, 24 deemed universities, and 2 private universities. Javadekar explained that these universities will remain within the ambit of UGC but will have the freedom to start new courses, off campus centers, skill development courses, research parks and any other new academic programs. They will also have the freedom to hire foreign faculty, enroll foreign students, give incentive based emoluments to the faculty, enter into academic collaborations and run open distance learning programmes.

Eight colleges have also been granted autonomy, the HRD Minister said. The eight autonomous collages will be free to set their own syllabus, hold examinations, carry out evaluation as well as declare results. In this case, only the degree will be awarded by the respective university.

Following is the list of universities granted graded autonomy:

UGC, Universities

CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES

University — NAAC Score — Category

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi — 3.77 — I
  2. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad — 3.72 — I
  3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi — 3.41 — II
  4. Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh — 3.35 — II
  5. The English and Foreign Languages University, Telengana — 3.26 — II

STATE UNIVERSITIES

University — NAAC Score — Category

  1. Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata — 3.68 — I
  2. Algappa University, Karaikudi — 3.64 — I
  3. NALSAR University of Law, Telangana — 3.60 — I
  4. SavitribaiPhule Pune University, Pune — 3.60 — I
  5. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam — 3.60 — I
  6. National Law University Delhi, Dwarka — 3.59 — I
  7. Utkal University, Bhubaneswar — 3.53 — I
  8. Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra — 3.52 — I
  9. Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati — 3.52 — I
  10. Osmania University, Hyderabad — 3.52 — I
  11. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar — 3.51 — I
  12. University of Jammu, Jammu — 3.51 — I
  13. University of Mysore, Mysuru — 3.47 — II
  14. Anna University, Chennai — 3.46 — II
  15. Punjab University, Chandigarh — 3.35 — II
  16. Kakatiya University, Warangal — 3.35 — II
  17. Punjabi University, Patiala — 3.34 — II
  18. Rajiv Gandhi University of Law, Patiala — 3.32 — II
  19. National Law University Odisha, Cuttack — 3.32 — II
  20. University of Madras, Chennai — 3.32 — II
  21. Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar — 3.28 — II

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March 18, 2018

2018 Laureates mark 20th Anniversary of L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Programme

L'Oreal UNESCO

L'Oreal UNESCO

Photo: L’Oréal-UNESCO Laureate Prof. Thaisa Storchi Bergmann (by Brigitte Lacombe) on display at Orly Airport, Paris, France. Image provided by and copyright © L’Oréal Foundation / Stephane Cardinale / People Avenue.

L'Oreal UNESCO

L'Oreal UNESCO

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L'Oreal UNESCO

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L'Oreal UNESCO

Photo: Professor Heather Zar. 2018 Women in Science Laureate. Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. Director SAMRC Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Image provided by and copyright © L’Oréal Foundation | Thierry Bouët.

UNESCO and the L’Oréal Foundation are preparing to honour five exceptional female scientists with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards at a ceremony on 22 March at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris.

The ceremony will follow a major scientific conference, organized by the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO on 21 March. These events will recognize leading women scientists and shine a spotlight on 15 talented young female scientists. They will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the For Women in Science programme.

This year, UNESCO and the L’Oréal Foundation have recognized five exceptional female scientists.

Each of the five laureates will receive a prize of €100,000 and be honored for her contribution in the fields of medicine, palaeontology, molecular biology, ecology and developmental biology.

Over the last 20 years, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme has raised the profile of 102 laureates and supported more than 3,000 young female scientists, helping them benefit from increased recognition within the scientific community. Three of these laureates have received science Nobel Prizes.

In order to further promote these women in science, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme is raising public awareness of their achievements. It has launched an international communications campaign in seven international airports (Paris, New York, Beijing, London, Dubai, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg) and on the streets of Paris, in partnership with JCDecaux and Aéroports de Paris.

THE 2018 L’OREAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE LAUREATES

AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES

Professor Heather ZAR
Professor and Chair, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.
Director SAMRC Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

ASIA-PACIFIC

Professor Mee-Mann CHANG
Professor, Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology.
Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

EUROPE

Professor Dame Caroline DEAN
Professor, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, United Kingdom.

LATIN AMERICA

Professor Amy T. AUSTIN
Professor, IFEVA-CONICET, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

NORTH AMERICA

Professor Janet ROSSANT
Senior Scientist, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
University Professor, University of Toronto, Canada.
President, Gairdner Foundation, Canada.

THE 2018 L’OREAL-UNESCO FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL RISING TALENTS

Over the last 20 years, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have supported 3,022 talented young female scientists through research fellowships. These L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science fellowships are awarded annually at national and regional ceremonies in 117 countries.

National and regional fellowships are awarded to 275 young women scientists each year. Out of these 275, the International Rising Talents programme targets the most promising 15 of these scientists.

The 15 young female talents honoured in 2018 are:

AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES

ASIA-PACIFIC

EUROPE

LATIN AMERICA

NORTH AMERICA

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March 14, 2018

India forms an Empowered Expert Committee to select ten private and ten public institutions of Eminence

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India Universities

Photo: V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, speaking during the Session “Global Science Outlook” at the Annual Meeting 2018 of the World Economic Forum in Davos. January 23, 2018. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Greg Beadle.

India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has established the regulatory architecture to enable 10 public and 10 private institutions to emerge as World Class Teaching and Research Institutions named as ‘Institutions of Eminence’ (IoEs).

According to India government sources, an Empowered Expert Committee (EEC) has been constituted to select 10 Private and 10 Public Institutions of Eminence (IoEs) from the 114 applications which have been received by the Human Resource Development Ministry for the status of IoEs. No timeline has been prescribed in the Regulations for selection of IoE. The composition of the expert committee is as under:

The selected IoEs will have freedom to fix and charge fee from foreign students without restriction and would have the freedom to determine the domestic students fees, subject to the condition that no student who gains admission should be turned away for lack of finance.

The IoEs shall have flexibility of course structure in terms of credit hours and number of years to take a degree, after the approval of its Governing council and subject to broadly conforming the minimum prevailing standards.

The IoEs will have freedom to enter into academic collaboration with top 500 Global ranking institutions without approval of the Government or UGC except with institutions from negative list of countries determined by the Ministry of External Affairs or by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Under Public Sector, 10 Central Universities, 25 State Universities, 6 Deemed to be Universities, 20 Institutions of National Importance and 6 Standalone Institutions have applied. Under Private Sector, 9 Private Universities and 16 Deemed to be Universities have applied.

Among those who have applied from the public sector are seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Madras, Delhi, Bombay, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati, Roorkee), Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jadhavpur University, Goa University and Mangalore University.

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and Indian Institute of Science Bangalore have also joined the race along with the Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

The Central University of Hyderabad, Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, Madras University, Pondicherry University, and Mysore University have also applied.

From the private sector, the O P Jindal Global University, Ashoka University, Manipal University and Amity University, among others, have applied for the tag.

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March 3, 2018

QS releases World University Rankings by Subject 2018

World University Rankings

World University Rankings

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World University Rankings

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LONDON — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education analysts, have released the eighth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The research project enumerates the world’s leading institutions for the study of 48 different subjects and five subject groups. The portfolio - the most extensive of its kind - is designed to provide a crucial comparative guide to university performance for students both aspiring and current, parents, career & study advisors, and academia.

This year, Harvard University retains its global pre-eminence. It ranks number-one for fourteen different subjects, outranking Massachusetts Institute of Technology (12 number-one ranks) and the University of Oxford (four number-one ranks).

Key Findings:

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
Institutions achieving most Top-10 Ranks

Institution — Country — Number of Subjects in which placed in Top-10

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “For perhaps the first year since we began this research project, we see the improvement of Asian nations decelerate somewhat. There is no noteworthy proportional increase in the number of top-50 positions they take, and only the National University of Singapore demonstrates comprehensive competitiveness in the very highest echelons. The results demonstrate the difficulties facing any institution or system aiming to reach world-class research performance standards.”

ACADEMIC REPUTATION

QS RANK — UNIVERSITY — ACADEMIC REPUTATION SCORE

  1. Harvard University — 100
  2. University of Cambridge — 100
  3. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) — 100
  4. University of Oxford — 100
  5. Stanford University — 100
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — 100
  7. The University of Tokyo — 100
  8. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) — 100
  9. Princeton University — 100
  10. Yale University — 100
  11. National University of Singapore (NUS) — 100
  12. Columbia University — 99.9
  13. University of Chicago — 99.9
  14. Peking University — 99.8
  15. The University of Melbourne — 99.8
  16. UCL (University College London) — 99.7
  17. University of Toronto — 99.7
  18. Kyoto University — 99.7
  19. University of Michigan — 99.7
  20. Cornell University — 99.6
  21. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology — 99.6
  22. California Institute of Technology (Caltech) — 99.5
  23. Imperial College London — 99.4
  24. The Australian National University — 99.3
  25. The University of Sydney — 99.3

UNIVERSITIES FROM INDIA

QS RANK — UNIVERSITY — ACADEMIC REPUTATION SCORE

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January 6, 2018

India's Human Resource Development Minister releases All India Survey on Higher Education

India Universities

Photo: India’s Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, releasing the final report of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for the year 2016-17, in New Delhi on January 05, 2018. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

India Universities

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, with the Vice Chancellors of 17 New Central Universities set up under the Central Universities Act, 2009, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi, on January 06, 2018. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, is also seen. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

India’s Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, released the 8th All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) for the year 2016-17 in New Delhi today. On this occasion, he also launched the Survey for the year 2017-18.

Speaking on the occasion, Javadekar informed that there is an increase in overall enrolment.

He further informed that Gender Parity Index (GPI), a ratio of proportional representation of female and male, has improved from 0.86 to 0.94 to the corresponding period. To give a further boost to girl-students, the Minister announced that a supernumerary quota in IITs will be increased.

Javadekar informed that the number of institutions of higher education listed on AISHE portal has also increased significantly - from 621 universities in 2010-11 to 864 in 2016-17 and from 32,974 colleges in 2010-11 to 40,026 colleges in 2016-17.

He said that the government’s vision for the higher education is based on three important aspects, namely Quality, Autonomy, Research & Innovation.

The survey covers almost all the Higher Education institutions (HEIs) in the country including Universities, Colleges and Stand-Alone institutions. Identified nodal officers from each institution are primarily responsible for collecting and uploading the data on AISHE portal in a secured environment. It needs a lot of efforts in a survey of this scale to bring out the correct and complete picture of the system so that relevant statistics are available to the Central Government as well as State Governments, in order to devise future policies.

The survey is also unique in the sense that it is a participatory effort between State Governments, Regulatory Statutory Authorities and the Ministries of the Government of India. The Survey compiles and manages statistics directly online from respondent institutions. The main items of data collection under survey are Basic details, Programme details, Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff, Student Enrolment, Examination Result, Infrastructure, Scholarships, and Foreign students. The AISHE data is the main source of information for “Know Your College” portal.

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December 13, 2017

India Government gets 100 applications from educational institutions for the World Class University Tag

India Higher Education

Photo: The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, at the 94th Annual Convocation of the University of Delhi, in New Delhi on November 18, 2017. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

New Delhi — India Government had approved the enabling regulatory architecture for setting up or upgrading of 10 public and 10 private Institutions of Eminence so as to enable them to reach amongst top 100 of world institutions ranking. Accordingly, applications were invited, for which the last date was 12.12.2017. Overall 100 applications have been received.

Under Public Sector, 10 Central Universities, 25 State Universities, 6 Deemed to be Universities, 20 Institutions of National Importance and 6 Standalone Institutions have applied. Under Private Sector, 9 Private Universities and 16 Deemed to be Universities have applied in brownfield category and 8 Institutions have applied in greenfield category.

“Overwhelming response to the idea of Institutions of Eminence, which will become World Class Universities, is a validation of the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for improving the quality of Higher Education in India”, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

“All lovers of education will welcome this development. This is how World Class Universities were built in various countries. The same thing will happen in India”, Javadekar said, adding that “the selection of Institutions of Eminence will not only improve the quality of education, but also propel competition in the entire education sector”.

The selection shall be made through challenge method mode by the Empowered Expert Committee constituted for the purpose. The selected 20 institutions shall be named as “Institutions of Eminence” which will have freedom to choose their own path to become world class institutions. These institutions shall be provided with greater autonomy viz. to admit foreign students up to 30% of admitted students; to recruit foreign faculty upto 25% of faculty strength; to offer online courses upto 20% of its programmes; to enter into academic collaboration with top 500 in the world ranking Institutions without permission of UGC; free to fix and charge fees from foreign students without restriction; flexibility of course structure in terms of number of credit hours and years to take a degree; and complete flexibility in fixing of curriculum and syllabus.

The scheme will enable Indian students to get world class education and research facilities within the country.

Among those who have applied from the public sector are seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Madras, Delhi, Bombay, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Guwahati, Roorkee), Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jadhavpur University, Goa University and Mangalore University.

From the private sector, the O P Jindal Global University, Ashoka University, Manipal University and Amity University, among others, have applied for the tag.

A screening committee will go through the applications and select the institutions.

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November 23, 2017

QS BRICS University Rankings 2018 Announced. University of Delhi tops traditional universities from India.

Delhi University, QS BRICS University Rankings

Photo: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the degree certificate to a student at the 94th Annual Convocation of the University of Delhi, in New Delhi on November 18, 2017. (Image Credit: Press Information Bureau, Government of India.)

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the University of Delhi is in many ways the University of India. Every state and region of our country is represented here. Each year thousands of eager young boys and girls travel to Delhi and apply to the University of Delhi or its affiliated colleges.

“Graduating from the University of Delhi has given you a firm foundation.” “It has empowered you to achieve more and aim higher as you walk into the world outside,” the President told the new graduates.

London, November 23, 2017 — Over 300 universities from India, China, Russia, South Africa and Brazil have been observed and graded for the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking, one of the global prestigious rankings.

China occupies seven of the top 10 positions in BRICS, while its Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Fudan University get the top three ranks with the country.

Unsurprisingly, China is the most represented country in this year’s ranking, followed by Russia. By contrast, only 12 South Africa universities are included, the highest-ranked of these being the University of Cape Town in 19th place - a fall of five places since last year.

As with the top 10, there is little movement in the top 50, with only four universities breaking in since last time. Those institutions are: National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Tomsk Polytechnic University (both based in Russia), Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (both Brazil).

From India, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has secured ninth rank followed by IISc, Bangalore (10), IIT Delhi (15) and IIT Madras (18).

Among India’s traditional universities, University of Delhi is at the top position within the country, followed by University of Calcutta.

In India, the QS University Ranking BRICS 2018 edition was unveiled today at an event in New Delhi by Professor (Dr.) V.S. Chauhan, Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC).

“Role of ranking in terms of students getting to know about the institutions can’t be negated, but also sometimes overplayed. Rankings are relevant for institutions and most importantly because of the rankings what happened in India is that institutions have started to look at themselves,” said Dr. Chauhan.

“Indian education has expanded and we are trying to change a lot of regulations which are made long ago. In this there is space for rankings and the government is also realising this that the universities are a matter of prestige for the country,” he added.

Chauhan, while noting that the country is at a very early stage of its universities coming of age, said, “We will celebrate that day when of 350 universities 150 of them will be Indian institutions in the BRICS rankings.”

Based on eight performance indicators, namely academic reputation, employer reputation, proportion of staff with a PhD, faculty/student ratio, research publications, citation rates, proportion of international faculty, and proportion of international students, the ranking provides insights into the relative strengths and weaknesses of leading institutions in the five countries.

QS BRICS UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2018 — TOP 20

RANK — INSTITUTION — COUNTRY

  1. Tsinghua University — China
  2. Peking University — China
  3. Fudan University — China
  4. University of Science and Technology of China — China
  5. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russia
  6. Zhejiang University — China
  7. Shanghai Jiao Tong University — China
  8. Nanjing University — China
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) — India
  10. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore — India
  11. Novosibirsk State University — Russia
  12. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) — Brazil
  13. Saint Petersburg State University — Russia
  14. Universidade de São Paulo — Brazil
  15. Wuhan University — China
  16. Sun Yat-sen University — China
  17. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) — India
  18. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) — India
  19. University of Cape Town — South Africa
  20. Harbin Institute of Technology — China

INSTITUTIONS FROM INDIA

QS BRICS RANK — INSTITUTION

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November 16, 2017

UNESCO Member States approve continuation of preparation of UNESCO’s Global Convention on Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications

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Unesco Education

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Paris, France, 14 November 2017 — UNESCO Member States today approved continuation of the preparation of UNESCO’s Global Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications.

The Convention would provide a global framework of universal principles and rules for the recognition of higher education titles, degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

The General Conference reaffirmed that the global convention will enhance international cooperation in higher education and will be a significant step forward towards global academic mobility and trust in higher education systems.

The Convention will be a major step forward for the rights of students to have their higher education qualifications assessed in a fair, transparent, and non-discriminatory manner by national competent authorities. It will also strengthen cooperation in higher education among member states and enhance trust in higher education systems by ensuring quality in education in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Since its creation, UNESCO has served as a global platform for discussion on the recognition of higher education qualifications and the promotion of academic mobility.

Global academic mobility is sharply on the increase with the overall population of mobile students doubling since 2002. Today more than 4 million students study outside their home country and it is estimated that by 2020 around 8 million students will be studying abroad.

This significant growth in mobile tertiary students calls for a global regulatory framework for the recognition of higher education qualifications. This framework will reduce the obstacles faced by students, teachers, researchers and job-seekers within and outside their countries of origin.

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October 25, 2017

U.S. News & World Report Announces 2018 Best Global Universities Rankings

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U.S. News & World, University Rankings

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2017 — U.S. News & World Report, a global authority in education rankings for more than 30 years, today released the 2018 Best Global Universities rankings. The overall rankings evaluate 1,250 universities - up from 1,000 last year - across 74 countries and are the largest and most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide.

The U. S. leads the rankings again this year, with 221 universities making the overall list. The top four spots are held by U.S. schools, with Harvard University at No. 1. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology comes in at No. 2, followed by Stanford University at No. 3 and the University of California—Berkeley at No. 4. The United Kingdom’s University of Oxford rounds out the top 5.

Behind the U.S., the following countries have the most ranked institutions out of the 1,250 schools on the overall list:

China: 136, Japan: 76, U.K.: 73, Germany: 58

Across the 22 subject-specific rankings, U.S. schools again claim the most No. 1 spots. For the first time, China’s Tsinghua University replaces MIT as No. 1 in computer science and once again tops the list for engineering. Listed in rank order, these countries performed the best in the following subject rankings:

“The schools that rank the highest in the Best Global Universities rankings are those that emphasize academic research, including by partnering with international scholars to produce highly cited articles,” said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News. “This is different from the Best Colleges rankings, which measure the overall quality of undergraduate institutions in the U.S. and focus on student outcomes such as graduation and retention rates.”

For the 2018 edition, U.S. News made a slight change to the methodology to further emphasize international collaboration at universities by rewarding schools that author articles with researchers from different countries.

The Best Global Universities methodology - which is based on Web of Science data and metrics provided by Clarivate Analytics InCites - weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. For the overall rankings, this includes bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration. Each subject ranking has its own methodology based on academic research performance and reputation in that specific area.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News has been committed to making higher education data more accessible to prospective students choosing a U.S. university,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “The Best Global Universities rankings similarly allow consumers to accurately evaluate and compare international schools to find the right fit for them, based on available data.”

2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities

Overall Best Global Universities - Top 10

  1. Harvard University (U.S.)
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.)
  3. Stanford University (U.S.)
  4. University of California—Berkeley (U.S.)
  5. University of Oxford (U.K.)
  6. California Institute of Technology (U.S.)
  7. University of Cambridge (U.K.)
  8. Columbia University (U.S.)
  9. Princeton University (U.S.)
  10. Johns Hopkins University (U.S.) (tie)
  11. University of Washington (U.S.) (tie)
  12. Yale University (U.S.) (tie)

Africa - Top 5

  1. University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  2. University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  3. University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa)
  4. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  5. Cairo University (Egypt)

Asia - Top 5

  1. National University of Singapore
  2. Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  3. University of Tokyo (Japan)
  4. Tsinghua University (China)
  5. Peking University (China)

Australia/New Zealand - Top 5

  1. University of Melbourne (Australia)
  2. University of Sydney
  3. University of Queensland Australia
  4. Monash University (Australia)
  5. Australian National University (tie)
  6. University of New South Wales (tie)

Europe - Top 5

  1. University of Oxford (U.K.)
  2. University of Cambridge (U.K.)
  3. Imperial College London
  4. University College London
  5. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Switzerland)

Latin America - Top 5

  1. University of São Paulo (Brazil)
  2. Pontificia University Católica de Chile
  3. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  4. University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  5. State University of Campinas (Brazil)

The Best Global Universities rankings serve the broader U.S. News mission to provide trusted information and rankings to help all students navigate their higher education options - including with the Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and Best Online Programs rankings. For Chinese students in particular, U.S. News offers online resource centers published in Chinese to help guide prospective undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying abroad. In addition, U.S. News is continuing to collaborate with U.S. News Global Education, a subsidiary company of Shorelight Education, to help international students and their families connect with universities.

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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

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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

Methodology

QS uses a unique methodology to calculate this ranking. The methodology is designed to account for the unique challenges facing the region’s universities, and features 10 indicators. They are:

Ben Sowter, Research Director, QS, said: “This year’s rankings suggest that, in a number of nations, established hierarchies are being disrupted. This is a result of the region’s many universities continually striving to become competitive, forward-thinking, and internationally attractive.”

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October 9, 2017

India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley To Speak At Harvard University

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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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September 11, 2017

India at 70: Rahul Gandhi to Speak at Berkeley Today

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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

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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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