The most-represented nation in the rankings is Japan, with 69 institutions followed by China with 54 institutions. However, according to THE ranking 2017, 'the majority of Japan's universities have lost ground in the rankings since last year, while rivals in China, Hong Kong and India have continued to rise'.
India, for the first time became the third most-represented nation with 33 universities in the ranking - double the number in last year's list.
"One of the main reasons why Indian universities fare badly in international rankings is their low research output", comments Atul Chauhan in a Times Higher Education article in which he also observes that India's upstarts in the education sector are 'revolutionising higher education'.
He said that the research infrastructure must be upgraded. "Its neglected state is a major factor in why some of India's most brilliant brains leave the country", he writes.
"The country's business sector must join the government in funding research at universities", he added.
In top 100 of this ranking, Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology - Roorkee and Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur found its place.
This is the third time in this month, the Bangalore based IISc making news for its performance; the first one for being ranked 8th in Times Higher Education's Best Small Universities Rankings 2017 and later it also found its place in QS ranking where it was ranked 152.
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