5 Indian Universities in Top 400 Times World University Rankings for 2013-2014

times world university rankingsTimes Higher Education Rankings came out for 2013 – 2014. California Institute of Technology topped the list this year.

This latest ranking is the India’s best so far in the Times World University Rankings. Guess what? IIT is not the top Indian university.

There are 5 Universities in top 400 this year with top place by Panjab University, followed by four Indian Institutes of Technology from Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Roorkee, all ranked between 351 to 400.

  • California Institute of Technology is Ranked Number 1 for the third consecutive year.
  • Harvard University and University of Oxford are Ranked 2nd
  • Stanford University is Ranked 3rd.

Top Countries in Top 100 Universities

Here is list of countries represented in top 100 of Times World University Rankings.  Are you surprised to see 46 universities from USA?

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Top 400 Times World University Rankings for 2013-2014

2013-14 rank 2012-13 rank Institution Country
1 1 California Institute of Technology US
2 4 Harvard University US
2 2 University of Oxford UK
4 2 Stanford University US
5 5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology US
6 6 Princeton University US
7 7 University of Cambridge UK
8 9 University of California, Berkeley US
9 10 University of Chicago US
10 8 Imperial College London UK
11 11 Yale University US
12 13 University of California, Los Angeles US
13 14 Columbia University US
14 12 ETH Zürich ­- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
15 16 Johns Hopkins University US
16 15 University of Pennsylvania US
17 23 Duke University US
18 20 University of Michigan US
19 18 Cornell University US
20 21 University of Toronto Canada
21 17 University College London UK
22 19 Northwestern University US
23 27 University of Tokyo Japan
24 22 Carnegie Mellon University US
25 24 University of Washington US
26 29 National University of Singapore Singapore
27 25 University of Texas at Austin US
28 25 Georgia Institute of Technology US
29 33 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign US
30 31 University of Wisconsin-Madison US
31 30 University of British Columbia Canada
32 39 London School of Economics and Political Science UK
33 35 University of California, Santa Barbara US
34 28 University of Melbourne Australia
35 34 McGill University Canada
36 42 Karolinska Institute Sweden
37 40 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
38 57 King’s College London UK
39 32 University of Edinburgh UK
40 41 New York University US
40 38 University of California, San Diego US
42 44 Washington University in St Louis US
43 35 University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
44 59 Seoul National University South Korea
45 46 Peking University China
46 47 University of Minnesota US
47 42 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill US
48 37 Australian National University Australia
49 61 Pennsylvania State University US
50 54 Boston University US
50 52 Tsinghua University China
52 51 Brown University US
52 44 University of California, Davis US
52 54 Kyoto University Japan
55 48 University of Munich Germany
56 68 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology South Korea
57 65 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
58 49 University of Manchester UK
59 53 Ohio State University US
60 50 Pohang University of Science and Technology South Korea
61 58 KU Leuven Belgium
62 69 Purdue University US
63 70 University of Gottingen Germany
63 65 University of Queensland Australia
65 59 École Normale Supérieure, Paris France
65 75 Rice University US
67 64 Leiden University Netherlands
68 78 University of Heidelberg Germany
69 77 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
70 62 École Polytechnique France
70 56 University of Southern California US
72 62 University of Sydney Australia
73 72 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
74 142 University of Basel Switzerland
74 67 Utrecht University Netherlands
76 86 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
77 70 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
78 76 University of Pittsburgh US
79 74 University of Bristol UK
80 80 Durham University UK
80 79 Emory University US
80 87 Tufts University US
83 83 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
83 94 Michigan State University US
85 93 Ghent University Belgium
86 128 Free University of Berlin Germany
87 105 Technical University of Munich Germany
88 104 Case Western Reserve University US
88 106 Vanderbilt University US
90 94 University of Notre Dame US
91 99 Monash University Australia
92 88 McMaster University Canada
93 96 University of California, Irvine US
94 99 Humboldt University of Berlin Germany
95 102 University of Rochester US
96 81 Pierre and Marie Curie University France
97 91 University of Colorado Boulder US
98 89 University of Groningen Netherlands
98 115 Maastricht University Netherlands
100 109 University of Helsinki Finland
100 103 University of York UK
102 119 Royal Holloway, University of London UK
103 98 University of Arizona US
103 99 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey US
103 117 Stockholm University Sweden
106 114 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
106 84 University of Montreal Canada
108 97 University of Maryland, College Park US
109 121 University of Alberta Canada
109 124 Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
111 106 Uppsala University Sweden
112 110 University of Sheffield UK
112 118 University of Virginia US
114 85 University of New South Wales Australia
114 92 University of Paris-Sud France
114 145 Queen Mary, University of London UK
117 139 University of Glasgow UK
117 140 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
117 108 University of St Andrews UK
117 149 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
121 110 University of Sussex UK
121 89 University of Zürich Switzerland
123 82 Lund University Sweden
124 133 University of Geneva Switzerland
125 128 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
126 113 University of Cape Town South Africa
126 124 Dartmouth College US
128 122 University of Florida US
129 154 RWTH Aachen University Germany
129 110 Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland
131 127 Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands
132 134 Indiana University US
132 130 University of Lausanne Switzerland
132 72 University of Massachusetts US
135 150 Boston College US
136 122 University of California, Santa Cruz US
137 145 Lancaster University UK
138 116 Aarhus University Denmark
139 184 Colorado School of Mines US
139 142 University of Leeds UK
141 124 University of Warwick UK
142 134 National Taiwan University Taiwan
143 134 University of Utah US
144 147 Osaka University Japan
144 140 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
146 148 Arizona State University US
146 130 University of Southampton UK
148 154 University of California, Riverside US
148 153 University of Exeter UK
150 130 University of Copenhagen Denmark
150 137 Tohoku University Japan
152 144 University of Freiburg Germany
153 158 University of Birmingham UK
154 151 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
155 180 Joseph Fourier University – Grenoble 1 France
156 170 ENS Lyon France
157 151 University of Bern Switzerland
157 120 University of Nottingham UK
159 156 Texas A&M University US
160 174 Georgetown University US
161 187 University College Dublin Republic of Ireland
161 169 University of Iowa US
161 196 University of Leicester UK
164 192 University of Antwerp Belgium
164 161 University of Auckland New Zealand
164 201-225 Brandeis University US
164 201-225 Pompeu Fabra University Spain
168 190 University of Western Australia Australia
169 171 University of Liverpool UK
170 187 University of Twente Netherlands
170 162 University of Vienna Austria
172 164 Catholic University of Louvain Belgium
172 156 Yeshiva University US
174 165 University of Delaware US
174 176 University of East Anglia UK
176 198 University at Buffalo US
176 226-250 Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgium
178 166 University Paris Diderot – Paris 7 France
178 162 Stony Brook University US
180 190 Wake Forest University US
181 171 University of Bonn Germany
181 174 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute US
183 193 Iowa State University US
184 201-225 Northeastern University US
185 193 University of Miami US
185 201-225 University of Oslo Norway
185 171 University of Ottawa Canada
188 176 University of Aberdeen UK
188 167 University of Texas at Dallas US
190 183 Yonsei University South Korea
191 137 Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel
191 184 University of Illinois at Chicago US
193 226-250 National Graduate School of Engineering, Paris France
194 168 George Washington University US
194 176 University of Reading UK
196 201-225 University of Dundee UK
197 226-250 Florida Institute of Technology US
198 180 Newcastle University UK
199 276-300 Bo?aziçi University Turkey
199 158 Tel Aviv University Israel

27 Comments

  1. peterparker on February 2, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    There’s this problem. At one time, IITs undergraduate education is hyped in the media, even though, that has to be debated and the relevance of JEE must be questioned, yet Tier-3 universities of europe and even australia are producing outstanding research work in the field of Engineering and Technology too. IIT administrations must not sleep over on this fact, and must ask the faculty to perform or perish. The rankings are for post graduations and research works, not for undergrads. In fact, in western countries, the undergraduate education is not even considered to be something of worthy. India is a bit different, and is mired by cronyism and hegemony of castes/communities, and this goes at workplace and universities too.

    Also, let us not forget. The brand of IIT are a scarcity based brand, and, coaching factories have much bigger role in creating this.

  2. vishal on October 26, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    sir my name is vishal i got my gre score 286 so pls guide me which universities i will get and is there any problem for visa for this score

  3. Rakesh Singh on October 9, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    now why punjab university is above IITs is that some of the deptts of punjab university are world class e.g. physics,mathematics,life sciences etc. these are world class deptts where the level of research is world class.
    but sadly the engg& tech deptt is very poor
    the main measure of judging a uinversity is the amount of research that is going on.

    • peterparker on February 2, 2015 at 8:59 AM

      Even for Engineering, I did not find IIT anywhere on top. IIT Bombay 351-400 and IIT roorkee same. Roorkee university also has falled in brand, after MHRD converted it to IIT. So much for this Indian government. IIT bombay actually has much better outlook, and promotes lateral thinking, that’s why they score better.

      As I have already mentioned, IIT system is being damaged by the MHRD of India. What started as a venture of public law 480 where western world and Indian engineers were communicating to promote Indian industries, science and technology, is now getting damaged by the MHRD. It appears that Indian government still have a heart of socialist, where, they want to control everything and promote cronyism and oligarchy.

  4. Gurpreet on October 7, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    It is very immature to comment on rankings created by an prestigious institution like this one . Panjab university is a multi disciplinary university and accommodates more than 55 streams of education . While IIts are definitely good in Technology but they are limited to technology only . PU on the other hand excels in its research works and other subjects . Even though technical department at PU is great in itself . If an educated person should take a guess , PU provides what is expected of a an International university . Not to forget how beautiful it is and in which city it is situated “Chandigarh -India’s most livable city”. All in all PU rocks …. Make peace with it .

  5. AP Sandhu on October 7, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Panjab University deserves to be on this list. Guys whosoever don’t like it should study in this university once.

  6. Vignesh on October 5, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Where are the Indian Universities?

  7. Raj on October 5, 2013 at 5:58 AM

    Wow i did an MS from Durham University which had just IELTS+academics as the entry requirement and its ranked in top 100 !Defintely the infrastructure and quality professors!

    • peterparker on February 2, 2015 at 9:03 AM

      There’s a myth amongst Indians that cracking tough examination means the universities are very prestigious. There’s a huge queue for maruti-suzuki, but merecedes benz, despite being costly, offers quality.

      The point here is that Indian Government has a heart of socialist, and hence, our education system is becoming joke. And IIT’s have made sure that baniya owned coaching factories make huge profit, and no, these coaching factories don’t add any value.

      If nothing is done to curb these anti national activities, then, I feel, that a revolution might happen in India, not baniya AAP types, but bloody revolutions. This always happens.

      The moderator is free to delete this comment of mine.

  8. Fekadu on October 5, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    what about universities in Africa?

  9. Bhaskar on October 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Isn’t Mumbai University or Delhi or Kolkatta there in the list????

    • peterparker on February 2, 2015 at 9:08 AM

      Delhi university is no longer a place of thinking. Sub standard academicians have destroyed it.

  10. Bhaskar on October 4, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Isn’t Mumbai University there in the list??

  11. Sandy on October 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    How about ranking of UTA and UMBC. Kindly inform Raghu.

  12. Raghuram Sukumar on October 4, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    I can see your frustration. These rankings are for university as a whole and specific to engineering.

    • Pratik on October 4, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      @Raghu
      My frustration is at the times rankings. True that the indian system of education is bad, but it isn’t so far gone that IITs rank lower than Punjab university. I think the methodology of this survey needs to be scrutinized.

      your humble reader would prefer it much if you posted rankings from QS or US News which are at least more reliable!

      • Raghuram Sukumar on October 4, 2013 at 9:06 PM

        You need to read my criticism about US news rankings. I think you have to pay QS to be even included in rankings.

      • Gurpreet on October 7, 2013 at 11:23 PM

        It is appalling that people don’t consider non technical education as education in itself .
        Why should criterion be based on technology only ??.
        P.s just to add … Pu produced Two Prime ministers of India . and Two Presidents as well , That certainly is impressive .

      • peterparker on February 2, 2015 at 9:09 AM

        These are for research output.

    • Debasish on October 6, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      There is Times higher education world ranking available for engineering and technology, which is more relevant for prospective engineering and science students.than these overall university ranking. Please publish that. Engineering and Technology ranking will show that IIT’s are far ahead than Punjab University. You can not not compare Apples with Potatos. .

  13. Raj on October 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    If a standalone ranking is done for the masters programs , the UK masters ,being 12 months/16 months, should be the last – too expensive , very short time , invalid in india .

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 4, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      Most top ranked MBA in Europe are 1 year.

    • peterparker on February 2, 2015 at 9:18 AM

      Masters degree are for research and phd, not to get jobs.

      What happens is that these graduates are overqualified for Indian industry, as India’s industry is still in middle ages.

  14. Ganesh Kashyap on October 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    I think we Indian’s know why we lost our place in the list….Yup The Dollar to rupee ratio is to blame….Also Our Education System is Ancient and Primitive not Made in real world and In real time…

    • Raghuram Sukumar on October 4, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      Sad part – change is not coming or not coming soon enough. Even in USA education is a business but it comes with quality.

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