Bangalore:The Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bangalore has become the first Indian educational institution to make it in to the top 10 "best small universities" of global ranking of universities.The Times Higher Education (THE) disclosed the ranking on Tuesday in which the institution stood at the eighth position.
The CalTech in the US has bagged the first position while Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea is placed at the third position. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has grabbed the ninth position.
According to the 'BRICS and Emerging University Ranking 2017' report of 2016, in a first had included IISC in the top 15 universities. India was placed second in the list of 300 top universities in emerging economies, "making great strides" in the compilation that had China in the first position.
IISc, a premier institute for advanced scientific and nontechnical research and education in India, which has now become the first Indian institute to be ranked among the top 100 in the World University Rankings for engineering and technology being placed at the 99th position in 2015-16.