Hyderabad: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) has been ranked 801-900 this year moving up from last year’s 901-1000 in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy released on August 15. According to a press release, VIT is the only private institution of India ranked in the Top 1,000 as per the list published in the Shanghai Ranking website where it is also mentioned that VIT is one among the Top 9 out of 15 institutions of India published by ARWU this year. VIT entered this prestigious ranking in 2019.
VIT Chancellor Dr G Viswanathan said this was because of the commitment of VIT faculty, research scholars and hardworking students, towards quality in research. Since 2003, ARWU has been presenting the world top universities ranking every year based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data. Shanghai Ranking is also recognised as one of the Ranking agencies by the Government of India for Institution of Eminence (IoEs).
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