Panjab University, at 13, has got the best rank among Indian universities with 40.2 points, followed by six IITs, Jadavpur University (47) and Aligarh Muslim University (50) figuring in the top 50 list.
The only other institution figuring in the list is Jawaharlal Nehru University at 57th rank with 25.3 points.
The Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings 2014 powered by Thomson Reuters includes only institutions in countries classified as “emerging economies” by FTSE, including the “BRICS” nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
The study used the same methodology as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, covering all core missions of a world-class university — teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook — based on 13 carefully-calibrated performance indicators.
Interestingly, 23 universities from China figure in the list, including the first two slots: Peking University is ranked number one with 65 points and Tsinghua University comes second with 63.5 points.
The University of Cape Town in South Africa is rated three with 50.3 points. Also, 23 universities from Taiwan figure in the top 100.
In a similar ranking of Universities at Asia level, only three Indian institutions, including IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee, figure in the top 100.
While the horizon gets broader at world level, no university from India figures in the list of top 200 institutions around the world.
Panjab University is the first Indian institution ranked at 239th position at the global level.