IISc ranked among top 10 small universities globally

As a THE representative explained, the best small universities are characterised by higher teacher to student ratios and are more connected as a community.

While the news is exhilarating, it is not so well for IIT Guwahati and Savitribai Phule Pune University which had ranked in the Top 20 past year in the same category.

Bangalore has been ranked eighth in the Times Higher Education or THE Rankings for the year 2017, making it a proud moment for the Indian education sector. On Tuesday, the Times Higher Education (THE) revealed that India is home to one of the world's best small universities, as it made public the 2017 edition of the rankings.

Seeta Bhardwa, student editor at Times Higher Education, highlights that small universities provide high student satisfaction and good working relationships between students and their professors.

IISc is also the first and only institute from India to make it to the top 10 in these rankings. Though the honour is only in the category of small universities, it is an honour none the less to be parried alongside the very best in the world. Interestingly, none of these have more than 3,000 students.

CalTech in the USA has bagged the first position while Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea is placed at the third position.

The three institutes from France are: Ecole Normale Superieure (second), Ecole Polytechnique (fourth) and Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon (seventh).

South Korea's Pohang University of Science and Technology came in at the third place and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at ninth. Caltech continues to retain its leadership position, and France and Italy each take three places among the top 10.

  • Leroy Wright