Times Higher Education World University Rankings For UGC NET Exam

By Mohit Choudhary|Updated : September 22nd, 2022

In Today's study notes, we will cover the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, QS World University Ranking and Institute of Eminence Scheme for the upcoming UGC NET Exam 2022.

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  • World University Ranking 2021 is released by the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE).
  • This was the 17th Edition
  • The Times Higher Education group assessed data of 1527 institutions in 93 countries.
  • Last year Times Higher Education group assessed data from 1400 institutions in 92 countries.
  • The number of Indian Institutions also increased to 63 from 56 assessed last year by the agency.
  • THE assigns individual ranks to the top 200 universities, after which it puts them in cohorts.
  • All top 10 institutions in THE World University Ranking 2021  are from the United States and the United Kingdom.

Parameters for Ranking:









Industry income


International Outlook


 TOP 3 Universities

  1. Oxford University- UK
  2. Stanford University- USA
  3. Harvard University- USA

Top in Asia- Tsinghua University

Indian Universities position

  • Two universities among the world's top 400.
  • These are Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Technology Ropar.
  • In the last edition of the World University Rankings, India had three. IIT Indore was the other institute, which finds itself in the 401-500 bracket this year. After these three, India has 15 universities in the 600-800 bracket.
  • Among the ones making their debut from India, the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (Delhi), King George’s Medical University (Lucknow), and the Mahatma Gandhi University (Delhi) ranked highest (601-800 band)




IISC, Bengaluru



IIT Ropar



IIT Indore



Banaras Hindu University



ICT, Mumbai




QS World University Ranking

  • Quacquarelii Symonds- A British company specialising in the analysis of Higher Education across the world release this annually.
  • Earlier QC and TH released the ranking jointly. They separated in 2010.
  • QC ranking is the only international ranking to have received the approval of the International Ranking Expert group.
  • It ranks 1000 University across the world.

Indicators used by QC

  • Academic reputation.
  • Employer reputation.
  • Faculty/student ratio.
  • Citations per faculty.
  • International faculty ratio.
  • International student ratio

Top-10 Universities in 2021

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology- USA
  2. Stanford University- USA
  3. Harvard University- USA
  4. California University- USA
  5. Oxford University- UK
  6. ETZ Zurich- Switzerland
  7. University of Cambridge- UK
  8. Imperial College London- UK
  9. University of Chicago- USA
  10. University College London- UK

Top three from India featured in top 200

  1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (172)
  2. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore (185)
  3. IIT Delhi (193).

Institute of Eminence Scheme

  • This scheme was launched by Union human resource development (HRD) ministry now Ministry of Education.
  • The main is ti project Indian institutes to global recognition.
  • Institutes selected under IoE will enjoy complete academic and administrative autonomy.
  • 1000 crore will be granted to Public Institutes.
  • N. Gopalaswami headed Empowered Expert Committee will recommend institute under IoE.
  • Eligibility: Higher Educational Institutes under Top-500 of global rankins or Top-50 Under NIRF
  • The private Institutions of Eminence can also come up as greenfield ventures-provided the sponsoring organisation submits a convincing perspective plan for 15 year.

Public Universities Awarded IoE

  1. IIT-Madras
  2. IIT-Kharagpur
  3. Delhi University
  4. Banares Hindu University
  5. University of Hyderabad.
  6. IISc, Bengaluru
  7. IIT- Bombay
  8. IIT- Delhi
  9. Anna University
  10. Jadavpur University

Private universities Awarded IoE

  1. Vellore Institute of Technology
  2. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  3. Jamia Hamdard University
  4. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
  5. BITS, Pilani
  6. Jamia Hamdard
  7. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  8. Shiv Nadar University
  9. O.P Jindal University


  1. Bharti Institute, sponsored by Bharti Foundation
  2. Jio University- sponsored by Reliance Foundation

We hope you all understood THE Ranking, QS Ranking and Institute of Eminence Scheme for UGC NET Exam 2022.

Thank You

Team BYJU'S Exam Prep


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