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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore ranked between 301-400 in the recently released report, of The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CWCU) for the year 2015.
However, not a single Indian University has got the top 300 position. When government is spending crores of rupees on higher education.
Starting from 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world Top 500 universities annually based on transparent methodology and third-party data. It has been recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one.
Interestingly in 2003 and 2004, IISc was still India's only entry but its rankings were around 200 which has fallen drastically.
More than 1,200 universities are ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published.
Harvard University remains the number one in the world followed by Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Cambridge, Princeton, Caltech, Columbia, Chicago and Oxford.
Of the 10 University, 8 are from the US while 2 being UK-based. More than 51 US institutions featured in the top 100.
The university of Tokyo with 21 ranking is the first Asian University in the rank.
When ranking world universities, ARWU uses key objective indicators, which are the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science and per capita performance of a university. India fails miserably in almost all counts.