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Harvard top world university, no Indian varsity in list

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 12: Harvard University of the US has remained number one in a global ranking of 100 most prestigious education institutions, followed by Britain’s Cambridge and Oxford universities. No Indian university featured in the list. According to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2015, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of the US was pushed to the fourth spot by the University of Oxford, and Stanford University was pushed to the fifth spot by the University of Cambridge. Japan’s University of Tokyo led Asia’s charge at the 12th spot. London and Paris were the two cities with the maximum number of the top universities, with five universities each featuring in the list.

As far as countries were concerned, the US confirmed its supremacy, taking eight of the top 10 positions and 43 of the top 100 places — down from 46 last year followed by Britain, which has 12 such universities — up from 10 last year and nine in 2013. While most of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, Chi) tions made their mark, Indian universities failed to make it to the rankings, the study said. “It is really a matter of concern that a country of India’s great intellectual history and its huge and growing economic power does not have a single university that is regarded by academics globally as being among the world’s most prestigious,” said Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education Rankings. (IANS)

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