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The most prestigious university - Indian Institute of Sciences (IISC) Bengaluru, that has always featured in the THE ranking, tumbled down 50 places from the 251-300 ranking cohort in the a year ago to the 301-350 grouping.

For the first time since 2012, none of the Indian institutions made it to the top 300 in World University Rankings, compiled by the United Kingdom based-Times Higher Education (THE).

The institute is ranked higher for its industry income (73.9 points) and teaching (48.5 points).

The six Indian universities that featured in the top 500 list includes Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

"We are honored to be recognized for the growing impact of the outstanding teaching and discovery taking place at the University of Washington", UW President Ana Mari Cauce said. The University of British Columbia is closest to the University of Toronto, coming in at number 34.

The THE World University Rankings, published once a year, assess nearly 1 400 institutions worldwide. As per the new ranking, the gap between the top educational and research institutes of the country and their global contemporaries has widened. The highly regarded data provider annually publishes a list of the top national and global universities based on academic and research excellence.

According to THE editor Ellie Bothwell, the fact that NTU was able to climb 50 places this year in the face of fierce global academic competition was truly remarkable.

"It is encouraging to see UCT demonstrate such excellence in worldwide rankings, particularly given the incredibly competitive, global arena we operate in". Mainland China now hosts the top two universities in Asia with Tsinghua, the leader from continent at 23rd place and Peking at 24th overtaking the National University of Singapore. Iran one of the biggest climbers, left behind in its wake Australia, France, Russia and Taiwan with 40 universities. THE chief knowledge officer Phil Baty said, "It has always been clear that the emerging countries of Asia are going to play an increasingly powerful role among the global elite of higher education".

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