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IIT-KGP 2nd among Indian higher education institutes in Times ranking

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), ranked 16th globally, is India's top-ranked institution

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

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in West Bengal has been ranked second among higher educational institutes of India in the 'Times Emerging Economies Ranking 2020'.

The has been ranked 32nd in the overall global ranking, a jump from the 55th rank last year, the IIT-KGP said in a statement on Friday.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), ranked 16th globally, is India's top-ranked institution.

On the rise in ranking, IIT KGP Director Prof V K Tewari said, "In the recent past, we have taken measures to maintain a globally competitive faculty-student ratio while ensuring best-in-class quality."

The Jadavpur University in Kolkata is ranked third among all the state-run universities in the country and first among all such universities in the Eastern region, the JU said here.

No other state-run university from the Eastern zone has been able to make the cut, it said.

A JU professor said the institute has always got higher berths in different rankings due to its high academic standards in the domain of scientific research and excellence in different fields.

A total of 56 Indian universities appear in the full ranking of a total of 533 universities across emerging economies of the world.

Eleven institutes of India featured in the top-100 list.

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First Published: Fri, February 21 2020. 19:54 IST