Not a single Indian university — not even the celebrated IITs and IIMs — figure in the Times Higher Education magazine’s ranking of the world’s top 200 universities, with American varsities dominating the list.
US institutions have grabbed seven spots in the top 10 despite President Barack Obama warning American students of stiff competition from their counterparts in India and China.
Three British universities, Oxford, Cambridge and Imperial College London, continue to make the cut with a university in China also making the grade. The magazine places 75 US universities in the top 200. UK has 32 universities in the list, followed by Germany (12), the Netherlands (12) and Canada (9).
The list of top 200 includes universities in Taiwan, Brazil, Singapore, South Africa and China, but this year repeats earlier trends about India — no Indian university is deemed good enough to be included in the elite list, inspite of India claiming to have substantially increased its spending on higher education in recent years.