Calcutta University pips 3 IITs in world ranking – Times of India

Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Calcutta University has been ranked above IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. CU has been ranked second among Indian institutes with only Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, positioned above it. They are followed by Banaras Hindu University, the three IITs, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Last year, Calcutta University had been ranked third among Indian institutes in ARWU.
Globally, IISc is in the 401-500 rankings, while CU figures at 601st-700th. BHU, the three IITs, JNU and Delhi University are in the 701-800 rankings and AIIMS in the 801-900 rankings.
Delighted at CU’s recognition, vice-chancellor Sonali Chakravarty Banerjee said it was a great achievement for the entire education fraternity in the state and credited the faculty, research scholars, students and non-teaching staff for helping the university bag the honour. “This recognition will inspire us to move forward and achieve greater heights,” she said.
The 2021 ARWU was released on Independence Day. Over 2,000 institutions were scrutinized this year and the best 1,000 ranked. Harvard University tops the global ranking followed by Stanford and Cambridge.