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Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

  • 29 Sep 2023
  • 2 min read

Why in News?

Recently, 20th Edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024 have been released, in which as many as 91 Indian institutes have secured a place.

  • The 2024 rankings include 1,904 universities from 108 countries and regions.


  • THE, formerly known as The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a magazine reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education.

What are the Key Highlights of THE World University Rankings 2024?

  • Parameters:
    • The 2024 Rankings comprehensively assess research-intensive universities worldwide based on 18 key indicators across five areas: teaching (29.5%), research environment (29%), research quality (30%), industry (4%), and international outlook (7.5%).
  • Indian Universities' Performance:
    • Ranking Details:
      • The top university in India, the Indian Institute of Science (IISC), has returned to the global top 250, coming in the 201-250 band, for the first time since 2017.
      • The second highest ranked universities in India are Anna University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mahatma Gandhi University, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, which are all in the 501-600 band.
      • Indian universities made significant gains this year, including five of the countries’ top universities. 
    • Fourth Best-Represented Nation:
      • India is now the fourth best-represented nation in the THE World University Rankings, with a record-breaking 91 Indian institutions included in the list.
  • Global Universities:
    • Top Universities:
      • TUniversity of Oxford (UK) secured the highest rank, followed by Stanford University (USA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA). 
    • Asian Universities' Representation:
      • Asia is the most represented continent in the rankings, with 737 universities participating. China and Japan have notably improved their rankings, contributing to the increase in Asian universities in the top 200.

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