President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, for figuring in the list of top 10 institutions in the "Best Small Universities" category of the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings 2017.
In a message to Professor Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc-Bangalore, the President said: "Please accept my hearty congratulations on your Institute having entered into the list of top 10 institutions in the 'Best Small Universities' category of the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings 2017."
"Kindly convey my sincere compliments to the entire faculty, staff and students of your esteemed Institute for having responded to my repeated calls to strive to be amongst the top institutions of higher learning in the world," he added.
Mukherjee said that the achievement reaffirmed his belief that Indian institutions are not lacking in merit and can be amongst the best in the world.
"I am confident your institution will continue to strive and achieve greater and greater heights in the future," he said.
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