Country-specific THE rankings indicators soon

Times Higher Education’s ranking agency has agreed to draw up an India-specific indicator that would help global education stakeholders and international students judge Indian educational institutions, writes Shashi Tharoor for TNN.

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said international rankings were perceived to be of significance in enhancing the global mobility of students and teachers and in attracting funding. For this reason, a committee constituted by the standing council of Indian institutes of technology, or IITs, held meetings with the Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds rankings agency on the matter of ranking IITs. THE also held a workshop in May 2013 where universities and technical institutions were invited.

The ministry has been stressing that parameters to judge institutions in the US and the UK cannot be applied to India since the nature of higher educational institutions is different. For instance, IITs are judged independently and Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University have to compete with US and British universities.
Full report on The Times of India site