IIT Guwahati & Savitribai Phule Pune University Among Top Best Small Universities According to THE Rankings

Anjani Chaand updated on : 03 Feb 2016
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Only 20 small universities in the world are world-class (included in the Top 800 World University Rankings), according to the ranking

According to the Times Higher Education (THE) Best Small Universities Ranking, two Indian institutes have made it to the list. These include Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati at the 14th rank globally and Savitribai Phule Pune University at the 18th place.



IIT Guwahati

Savitribai Phule Pune University

While categorising the list of universities around the world, the ones having fewer than 5,000 students and teach and research across more than four disciplines from arts/humanities, medicine/clinical, engineering/technology, physical sciences, life sciences and social sciences come under the Small Universities.

Only 20 small universities in the world are world-class (included in the Top 800 World University Rankings), according to the ranking.

The first rank has been secured by California Institute of Technology, United States, followed by two French institutions namely École Normale Supérieure and École Polytechnique in the second and third place, respectively.
 
“When it comes to universities, size matters. For some students big is best, but for others, a small university is the right option. Small universities can potentially offer students a more intimate environment, with more support and attention from lecturers, and – let’s be honest – more of a chance for students to spend time with the star professors who in bigger universities may simply be too busy. The smaller university can also offer a greater sense of collegiality and community, where students are less likely to get lost in the crowd.”, said Phil Baty, THE Rankings editor.

Commenting on Indian institutions, Phil mentioned that Indian institutions are well represented in the World’s Best Small Universities Ranking 2016 and they demonstrate world-class offerings irrespective of their ­location.

With inputs from Hindustan Times

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