No Pakistani university ranks in top hundred institutions from Asian university rankings of the year. It represents the pitiful state of quality of higher education in the country.
The Times Higher Education (THE) released its Asia University Rankings 2016 on Monday. This year THE expanded its ranking to include top 200 Asian universities. It allowed two Pakistani universities including Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad, and National University of Science and Technology (NUST) to get a spot in the rankings.
Quaid-i-Azam University stands at the 101st position and National University of Science and Technology at 121st spot.
India’s position in ranking:
On the other hand, India’s position was much sturdy as it has eight universities in top 100 Asian institutions, and 16 universities among top 200 Asian universities. These alma maters include Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru, Indian Institutes of Technology in Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi, Madras, Roorkee, and Guwahati and Jadavpur University.
Singapore took the top two places in the ranking. The National University of Singapore is the top most Asian University followed by Nanyang Technological University at a joint second place with Peking University.
China and Japan were also prominent on the list. China has 55 universities in the top 200 Asian universities list. Iran has 4, Saudi Arabia 3, Turkey 11, Israel 6, Malaysia 4, Taiwan 24, and Hong Kong has six institutions among top Asian universities.
Phil Baty, the Times Higher Education editor, said, “There is a reason why Asia is so often predicted to be the next world higher education superpower ─ because all the evidence suggests it is true.”
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