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IIT Guwahati has made it to the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old. Incidentally, IIT Guwahati is the India’s only university to be in the prestigious list. The list is prepared by the Times Higher Education.
The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 2014 is a ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. It provides a glimpse into the future, showcasing not those institutions with centuries of history, but the rising stars which show great potential. The 100 under 50 2014 methodology has been carefully re-calibrated to reflect the special characteristics of younger universities, giving less weight to subjective indicators of academic reputation. India has joined the top 100 under 50 for the first time.
Weightage has been given in to following five headline categories in preparation of this prestigious list:
- Research: volume, income and reputation (30 per cent)
- Citations: research influence (30 per cent)
- Teaching: the learning environment (30 per cent)
- International outlook: people and research (7.5 per cent)
- Industry income: innovation (2.5 per cent)
East Asian institutions lead the 100 Under 50, with universities from South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore claiming top-five positions.
For the third year in a row, the ranking is headed by South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology while its national rival the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology holds on to the third spot it gained last year.
IIT Guwahati has scored 31.7 out of 100 and positioned 87th to be the India’s sole entry.
The 100 Under 50 is designed to be dynamic and forward-looking so only universities founded in 1964 or later are listed.