Why IISc is India's best, but lags among global peers

Teachers at the institute feel huge domestic demand puts Indian universities at a disadvantage


The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), whose founding director was Nobel-winning physicist C V Raman, was placed last week at 13th position among the top universities in 42 emerging economies by UK-based Times Higher Education. Last month IISc was ranked top among the Indian universities for the third time by the Central government. But the educationists are ambivalent about this feat because IISc doesn’t figure on the Times’ list of the top 250 world universities. It stands at 190 on the 2018 QS World University Rankings. The main reason behind its low ...