Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Shanghai - 2007 lists

The Shanghai Group (actually, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University) has been ranking the world's universities since 2003 using a quirky methodology that favours natural sciences with a large weight on the Nobel Prize and publications in Science and Nature; see my posts on the 2005 and 2006 lists. This year, this group has introduced a new twist: they have listed to top 100 universities in a few broad fields:

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In case you are wondering, there is just one Indian institution that figures in just one list: IISc is ranked between 77 and 106 for Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.

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Here's the Wikipedia entry on college and university rankings.


  1. Anonymous said...

    With the govt's decision to have 27% reservations in faculty (and I hope that applies to IISc too), let us wait and watch where IISc gets ranked ten years down the line.

  2. Exon said...

    Let us hope Indian instituitions to come up in the rankings in other fields too in the future.

  3. Anant said...

    Dear anonymous:

    I hope that you noticed that with no reservations, IISc has not made it anywhere except for the one exception that Abi has pointed out.


  4. Anonymous said...

    Dear Anant:

    I did notice that. It remains to be seen whether, with more reservations, it stays in that "one" list. Hope it does. Afraid it may not. In this case, for a change, I shall be happy to be proved wrong.


  5. Anant said...


    Good for you that you hope to be proved wrong. Instead of blaming the strawman of reservations, you would be well advised to ask why we are in such a miserable shape internationally and think about improving performance.