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Shanghai Ranking(ARWU) – IISc Banglore ranked 1st in India & Harvard bags 1st rank Globally

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) – Ranking 2021 ( Shanghai ranking) was released on 17th August according to the report IISc Bengaluru was rated the best University in India followed by Calcutta University as the second-best university in India.

Another University that made it to the top 10 in the list is Banaras Hindu University secured the third position whereas Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) ranked fourth.

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Indian Institute of Technology Madras the fifth and sixth respectively. Seventh, Eighth, ninth, and tenth rank in the top 10 was secure by Jawaharlal Nehru University followed by Delhi University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and the Vellore Institute of Technology.

List of Universities ranked in ARWU Ranking (INDIA)

World RankInstitutionNational/Regional Rank
401-500Indian Institute of ScienceIndian Institute of Science1
601-700University of CalcuttaUniversity of Calcutta2
701-800Banaras Hindu UniversityBanaras Hindu University3-8
701-800Indian Institute of Technology DelhiIndian Institute of Technology Delhi3-8
701-800Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur3-8
701-800Indian Institute of Technology MadrasIndian Institute of Technology Madras3-8
701-800Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityJawaharlal Nehru University3-8
701-800University of DelhiUniversity of Delhi3-8
801-900All India Institute of Medical SciencesAll India Institute of Medical Sciences9-10
801-900Vellore Institute of TechnologyVellore Institute of Technology9-10
901-1000Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh Muslim University11-14
901-1000Anna UniversityAnna University11-14
901-1000Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee11-14
901-1000Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)11-14

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021 Credits

The Shanghai Ranking widely known as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is a report of the world university rankings, which is published annually by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy.

Shanghai Ranking Consultancy is an organization that focuses on higher education institutes. ARWU is considered one of the most influential and widely recognized university rankings in the world. Every year it reviews about 1,000 universities and educational institutes from all over the world.

Shanghai ranking consultancy (ARWU) has received positive feedback for its methodology and objectivity but was widely criticized by many institutions as it uses the size of institutions as one of the standards to rank the universities and resulting in larger institutions tend to secure rank above smaller ones which seems unfair.

In the world universities ranking , Harvard University has secured the first position in the list of the best universities in the world with Stanford rated second and the University of Cambridge got the third position in the list. Most importantly In the top 10 Universities, two are from the UK while the rest eight universities are from the United States.

List of Universities ranked in Shanghai Ranking (GLOBAL )

World RankInstitutionNational/Regional RankTotal Score
1Harvard UniversityHarvard University1100.0
2Stanford UniversityStanford University275.9
3University of CambridgeUniversity of Cambridge170.6
4Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)369.5
5University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Berkeley466.0
6Princeton UniversityPrinceton University559.7
7University of OxfordUniversity of Oxford259.2
8Columbia UniversityColumbia University658.0
9California Institute of TechnologyCalifornia Institute of Technology757.9
10University of ChicagoUniversity of Chicago854.7
list of top 10 university in 2021 in ARMU
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