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A Critical Evaluation of Ranking of Indian Universities among Global Universities based on ARWU Shanghai Rankings 2019

Hardev Singh Virk


Academic ranking of world universities (ARWU) 2019 was released on 15 August for 2019 by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy of China. ARWU has been presenting the world top 500 universities annually since 2004. It is unfortunate that none of the Indian universities and Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) find a slot among the top 500, except Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. USA has 45 universities among top 100, Europe has 33, Asia has 10, Australia has 7, Canada has 4 and Russia has one university among top 100. In subject-wise ranking, Punjab University, Chandigarh finds a slot among top 201–300 in the subject of Physics. In Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and Education, India's performance is dismal and none of the Indian universities are ranked among top 500.

Keywords: Academic ranking of world universities (ARWU), Shanghai ranking, Indian universities, Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), subject-wise ranking

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