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Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University Rise in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

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Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have made significant gains in the London-based Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024. Jamia Millia Islamia has been placed in the 501–600 range, while Aligarh Muslim University has made a leap from its previous ranking in the 801–1000 range to the 601–800 range this year.

JMI Rises to Second Place in India

Jamia Millia Islamia has elevated its global standing by securing the second rank among Indian institutions in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024. This marks an impressive leap from its sixth-place ranking the previous year.

Vice Chancellor Najma Akhtar expressed her delight at the university’s achievement, stating, “This performance reflects the JMI’s growing international presence and outreach, besides its impetus on high-quality research, publications, and teaching. The university would improve its performance, and that would increase its ranking further in the coming years.”

Despite the increase in the number of participating institutions, JMI has maintained its position in the 501–600 band. Times Higher Education recognized JMI’s performance in research quality, teaching quality, international outlook, and industry engagement.

In response to the news, a statement issued by JMI read, “THE’s World University Rankings 2024 are the most comprehensive, rigorous, and balanced global ranking.”

AMU Surges Ahead

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has also made significant strides in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university has leapt from the 23rd position to the 6th position in India.

AMU’s global standing has also witnessed substantial improvement, moving from the 801–1000 rank band in 2022 to the 601–800 rank band in 2023.

The Vice-Chancellor of AMU, Prof. Mohammad Gulrez, expressed his delight at this achievement, stating, “This accomplishment underscores the AMU community’s steadfast commitment and outstanding performance. Despite the intense global competition, we have demonstrated our dedication to academic excellence.”

Prof. Gulrez further extended his appreciation to all stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni, for their efforts and support in achieving this feat.

Indian Universities in 2024 World University Rankings

A total of 91 Indian universities have secured positions in the prestigious World University Rankings 2024, as announced by Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. This marks an increase from the previous year’s count of 75 Indian universities.

Leading the charge is the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, which has clinched the top spot for the first time since 2017. Notably, the top Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have continued their boycott of the rankings for the fourth consecutive year.

India has also ascended to the fourth-most well-represented nation in the 2024 rankings, a rise from its sixth-place ranking the previous year.

Top Universities in 2024 World University Rankings

The 2024 World University Rankings have revealed that the University of Oxford is at the top, and Stanford University is right behind them with a very impressive score of 98. Other institutions like MIT (97.9), Harvard University (97.8), and the University of Cambridge (97.5) rounded out the top five. Meanwhile, China’s Tsinghua University earned the 12th spot with a score of 92.4, while Peking University secured the 14th position with a score of 92.1. Singapore’s National University of Singapore claimed the 19th rank with a score of 90.

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