Wednesday, October 2, 2013


As the times higher education (THE) World University Rankings will be published at 9 pm British time on October 2, senior officials at MHRD have already denounced it while the American universities are yawning at it.

Unlike many other systems, the above ranking system using scaled citations for the particular field. It is well known that the average impact factor and citation index vary from field to field. Thomson Reuters (who own Web of Science) scale the citation based on field and even country bias !

IISc will not be ranked this year either. The THE rankings needs undergraduates who have graduated from the institution. This will happen only in 2015 and THE uses citation data based on the prior two years. Therefore, IISc will be ranked only from 2017.

However, based on the data provided by them,

Teaching 36

Research 37

Citations 59

Industry income 36

International outlook 17

yielding a rank of 226-250 for IISc. Four IITs (Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Roorkee) rank between 351-400.