New Delhi: The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati has made it to the world's top 100 varsity rankings, bringing India for the first time on the list.
IIT-Guwahati is the only Indian educational institute in the 2014 league table of ‘100 Under 50' institutions released by the ‘Times Higher Education' (THE) magazine here yesterday.
The IIT shares the 87th rank on the list with Portugal's New University of Lisbon and Australia's University of Western Sydney.
The annual evaluation of the world's top 100 universities under 50 years of age had a distinct Eastern stance with South Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology topping the list for the third consecutive year.
“There has been a great deal of soul-searching in India over the fact that none of its universities make the World University Rankings' top 200 - a serious concern given the country's great intellectual history and growing social and economic influence,” said Phil Baty, rankings editor at THE magazine.