Indian institutes fall from global ranking of top unis

The Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi is ranked among the top 200 in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings released in June this year.
The Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi is ranked among the top 200 in the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings released in June this year.PHOTO: IIT DELHI/FACEBOOK

Lack of representation in top 300 list a blow to country's plan to attract foreign students

India this week launched an initiative to fund 1,000 scholars from Asean countries for doctoral studies at its chain of Indian Institutes of Technology, as part of its ambitious plan to attract more foreign students.

But a major international ranking of universities released last week has dealt a blow to the country's efforts to recruit global talent, underlining several challenges it has yet to overcome.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2019, with the headline 'Indian institutes fall from global ranking of top unis'. Print Edition | Subscribe