No Indian university made it to the top 100 list which Harvard University topped.
Asian universities however improved their performance with 28 universities on the list .
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University retained their second and third positions.
Oxford and Cambridge came in a joint fourth.
University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, Yale University, University of Chicago and California Institute of Technology are in the top-10 list.
Eight of these universities are in the US. Forty-two US universities are among the top 100.
THE Rankings Editor Phil Baty said “The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings are based on nothing more than subjective judgement – but it is the considered judgement of senior, published academics, the people best placed to know the most about the world’s universities,”
“The absence of Indian Institute in reputation rankings is also due to slower adoption of proactive positioning as against their international ” said Narayanan Ramaswamy partner and leader for Education and Skilling sector KPMG in India.
“Most global universities take conscious efforts to position themselves regarding who they are, why students should consider them or who have they hired. This is something which Indian institutes have rarely done. Even for IITs. It happens more through their alumni network than anything that they have proactively done. While such global rankings are recent phenomena, Indian institutes have been slower in adopting them as compared to their global counterparts. India has now started to do this and initiatives such as NIRF are welcoming steps in that direction,” said Ramaswamy.