ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University has secured third position among Indian universities in the Asia Universities Ranking 2014 published by the Times Higher Education (THE), London, UK. The Punjab University, Chandigarh has topped the ranking among Indian institutions of higher learning.
The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2014, powered by Thomson Reuters has ranked the Punjab University 32nd while Jadavpur University, Kolkata has secured 76th, Aligarh Muslim University 80th and the JNU 90th rank in the survey in Asia.
Besides these full-fledged universities, top notch IITs of Kharagpur and Kanpur have been ranked 45th and 55th. The IIT of Delhi and Roorkee have shared the 59th rank while IIT Guwahati and IIT Madras have secured 74 and 76th rank respectively.
The Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah has expressed happiness on the achievement. He said that the concerted efforts of all stakeholders in the Universityâ€™s development have started showing result and soon AMU will secure a place in the ranking of world universities.
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. (Retd.) Syed Ahmad Ali said that it is a cherished moment to see the AMU earning a place among best universities of Asia. He said that it is a result of hard work and synchronized efforts of all teachers, students and staff members of the University.