Concerned with the representations of the IITs among the Worlds Best Education Institutes, the IITs will meat the representatives of the London-based Times Higher Education early next year over the issue of ‘transparency’.
IIT-Delhi is in touch with the editorial director of Times Higher Education Phil Baty and Phil has agreed to a meeting in January next year.
The meeting is crucial as IITs are concerned over their rankings among the World’s Best Educational institutes which were released by the Times Higher Education last week. IIT-Bombay said that Times Higher Education has ranked the institute even though the institute did not even participate in the rankings this year. IIT-Delhi director, V Ramgopal Rao took the social media and said that the World University Rankings does not reflect the actual performance of the IITs.
Concerned with the methodology of the Times Higher Education many higher institutes have expressed their concerns to the HRD Ministry last week. The ministry then stepped-in and directly put the IITs in touch with the London-based ranking agency. IIT-Delhi will coordinate the meeting with the Times Higher Education on behalf of all the IITs.
“There are issues of transparency. We want to know how the Times Higher Education sources data and how it uses this data. These questions are important, especially against the backdrop of what IIT-Bombay has revealed recently,” said an IIT official.