World University Ranking was released on Tuesday in which The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was ranked highest in the nation but overall performance of the Indian institutes witness a decline.
In fact, the ranking of IISc also slipped from 201-250 band to the 251-300 band.
The fall was attributed to a drop in its research influence and income generated from research.
In a similar scenario, IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur were also knocked down from 401-500 club to 501-600 club.
IIT Bombay, however, was able to maintain its rank from 2017 and did not budge from the 351-400 club.
IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee were also able to maintain their positions in the 501-600 club.
“It is disappointing that India has declined in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings amid increasing global competition,” said Editorial Director of the Times Higher Education (THE) Global Rankings Phil Baty.
“As leading universities in other Asian territories such as China, Hong Kong and Singapore are consistently rising up the rankings, in part thanks to high and sustained levels of funding, India's flagship Indian Institute of Science moves further away from the elite top 200.”
He also pointed that Indian institutes are lacking their influence on the internationalization front.
“Government policy strictly limits the number of students from abroad who can study in India and prevents international scholars from being hired into long-term faculty positions,” he said.