New Delhi(India): Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)- Guhawati has made India proud by securing 87th position as the world's new generation university under 50-years-old. This ranking was published by The Times Higher Education(THE), one of world's top ranking bodies of educational institutions.
This is first time an Indian institution found a place in this ranking. THE ranking list includes world's 100 top universities below the age of 50. With grabbing a position of 87, once again India's world-famous tech college brand-IIT- once again hog the limelight. The other two universities which shares the 87th position along with IIT-Guhawarti are Portugal's New University of Lisbon and Australia's University of Western Sydney.
Phil Bath, editor of the Times Higher Education(THE) Rankings said: ''The new analysis which examines the next generation of global university stars should be encouraging. Of the BRICS nations Russia, Russia,China and South Africa do not find a place in the ranking list. So it is cause for optimism that the Indian Institute of Technology, Guhawati breaks into the top 100".
Times Higher Education in a statement says that they are looking to the future by examining a new breed of global universities with the potential to become the next generations Harvard or Oxford.
The top Asian nation in terms of best ranking is Taiwan. Its National Sun Yat Seen University grabbed 40th place in the ranking. South Korea's pohang University of Science and Technology topping the list. The second and third position go to the Switzerland's Exile Poly technique Federals de Lausanne and South Korea's Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology respectively.
InsdianInstitute of Technology -Guhawati is a public engineering Institution established by the Government of India located in Guhawati in the state of Assam. It is the sixth IIT established in India in 1994. At present the Institute has elevan departments and three inter-disciplinary academic centres covering all the major engineering, science, and humanities disciplines offering B Tech, BDes, MA,MDes,M Tech,MSc and PhD Programs.Within a short span of time, IIT Guwahati has been able to build up world-class infrastructure for carrying out advanced research and has been equipped with state-of-the-art scientific and engineering instruments.