Tezpur, May 10: On Wednesday, Tezpur University achieved another prestigious milestone. Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018, which was released on 17.01 BST (London) time, ranked TU in the 99th position. In India, TU ranked fourth in research category, just behind Indian Institute of Science (1st), Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (2nd) and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (3rd). Overall (in India) TU ranked 8th and amongst the universities, TU topped the ranking. TU was ranked 140th last year in the same ranking.
Indian Institute of Science (13th), IIT Bombay (26th), IIT Kharagpur (45th), IIT Kanpur (49th), IIT Roorkee (56th), IIT Delhi (63rd) and IIT Madras (70th) finds themselves in top 100. IIT Guwahati, another premier higher learning institute of Northeast India, ranked 114th (9th in India).
The inclusion of TU in the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings means TU is now part of one of the top 378 institutions in the 42 countries included in the analysis. THE considers institutions from the 50 countries classified as emerging economies (advanced and secondary) or ‘frontier economies’. But institutions from only 42 of these countries made it to the final top 378 list. Reacting to the achievement, Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Vinod Kumar Jain congratulated the students, faculty and staff and appealed to them to continue with their hard work to scale greater heights in the coming years.