The IITs were ranked at #72 followed by IISc Bangalore at #73
Only two Indian institutions have found a place in the recently released Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities list. The two universities are the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) tanked at #72 and the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore) at #73. The Reuters list seeks to highlight the “educational institutions that are doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy”.
A report from Reuters stated, “Despite boasting the world’s second-largest population (more than 1.25 billion) and one of its largest economies, only two Indian universities appear in the top 75.”
The report added, “The Indian Institutes of Technology is a network of 23 universities which centralize their patent administration, so it's not always possible to identify which constituent university was responsible for what research. As a result, Reuters ranked the entire system as opposed to individual universities. World-class campuses like IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay may have ranked much higher on the list if they weren’t grouped in with smaller and newer institutes like IIT Tirupati and IIT Palakkad.”
In the list 17 out of top 20 institutes are based in Japan and South Korea while China has the most number of institutions in the list with 22 universities being featured. South Korea’s Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) topped the list, followed by the University of Tokyo at Rank 2. China’s top most ranked institution turned out to be the Tsinghua University at rank 13. The only institution in the top 20 that was not based in Northeast Asia was the National University of Singapore at Rank 11.