Clearly, these rankings are based on faculty research performance, since they talk about a "dream team" across universities. It is strange to see that IIT Kanpur, in spite of being located in the middle of nowhere, is able to attract star faculty, while IISc is not. What is more surprising is that IIT-K is supposedly an undergraduate school, while IISc is "into" research. There seems be be a constant downward slide in IISc's performance, what is going on?It is interesting to see that several Asia/Pacific Universities are in the top 100. Mostly Japanese and Australian. NUS, Singapore also makes the cut. No Chinese university in the top 100 though.
To Anon,IT is not strange to see a IIT/Kanpur in the list and indeed it deserves much better place. The working atmosphere is extremely good for faculty as well as students. This makes geographical location as a trivial factor for researchers. Of course, I am equally pained to read lower ratings for IISc as an aluminus of both IISc and IIT/Kanpur.Sivalingam
as an alum i am not surprised. remember that pride comes before a fall as the 2008 financial crisis showed?
Australia is a damned racist country.A ranking by them is ridiculousand is not trustworthy. What havethey done for original research themselves ? Instead of ranking, production ofpapers and citations, it'd be worththe public money being put intoIndia's elite institutes if the researchers there focus on doing tangible science that solves the problemtargeted and not merely generatesa publication. And do it like no body's business that we know we are doing goodscience spontaneously and that we do not have to go by number games of metrics and what others rank. Such focus would automatically take Indian science to leadership position, sincea tangible result is ignored at theignoramus's peril.
^^rightly said. emphasis in research should always be on the solving problems, and also on solving tough/complex problems.research should not be done by keeping things like production of papers in mind(although a high number citations can mean that the quality of the research is good)
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