IISc and IIT-Khg, the Indian premier Institutes have made it to the list of the top 500 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ACWU) 2009 prepared by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Published this week, the list accords the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, a world ranking of 303-401, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur a world ranking of 402-501.
However the list is dominated by universities in the US: Harvard University tops the list. The others in the top 10 list are Stanford (2) University of California-Berkley (3), Cambridge University (4), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (5), California Institute of Technology (6), Columbia University (7), Princeton University (8), Chicago University (9) and Oxford University (10).
Separate lists for the top 100 universities in specialized fields were also released. While both the IISc and IIT-Khg secured a rank of 51-77 in the top 100 engineering and technology universities, there was no representation from the country in the list of top 100 universities in natural sciences and mathematics, in life and agriculture sciences, clinical medicine and pharmacy, and the social sciences.
Among the top 100 universities from the Asia-Pacific region, IISc secured a rank of 43-67, while IIT, Kharagpur secured a rank of 68- 106.
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