For the second time in a month, Indian universities disappoint in global educational rankings.
The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, is the only Indian university to make the Times Higher Education List of the world top 400 universities.
IIT Bombay is ranked in the generic 301-350 ranked category in the list, which is topped by the California Institute of Technology, followed by Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and Princeton universities.
This is the second time in the past month that Indian universities have performed poorly in the global educational rankings. Last month, no Indian university ranked in the top 200 QS World University Rankings, which rated the University of Cambridge as the world's best institution.
Three Indian universities made the top QS 300 institutions' list: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi at 218, IIT Bombay at 225 and IIT Madras at 281.
At least 40 Asian universities bested IIT Bombay in the Times list, including 20 that made the top 200 list. University of Tokyo was ranked 30, University of Hong Kong ranked 34, National University of Singapore ranked 40 and Peking University ranked 49. Three South African institutions -- University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and University of Witwatersrand, as well as two institutes from Brazil (University of Sao Paulo and State University of Campinas) were ranked higher than the sole Indian institute to break into the rankings, which are dominated by North American and European universities.
World's Top Universities
1 California Institute of Technology United States
2 Harvard University United States
2 Stanford University United States
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom
5 Princeton University United States
6 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States
8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
9 University of Chicago United States
10 University of California Berkeley United States
Source: Times Higher Education