THE World University Rankings 2024

2023 SEP 29

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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.

About THE World University Rankings 2024:

  • It has been released by Times Higher Education magazine.
  • 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%)
    • International outlook (7.5%).
  • Indian Universities' Performance:
    • 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:
    • University 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.


Times World University Ranking is published by:

(a) Education International

(b) International Bureau of Education

(c) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

(d) None of the above