Making Indian debut in the top 100 universities, Indian Institute of Science ( IISc) Bangalore has made its entry at 99th spot in a list that mostly remains dominated by US institutions with Stanford, CalTech and MIT in the top three positions in the 'Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking for Engineering & Technology'.

With this the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has managed to break into a pretty elite club even if it is nowhere close to the top.

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"This year's stand out success story has to be India, making its debut in this prestigious engineering and technology ranking, which represents the top few per cent of world universities for these subject disciplines," PTI quoted Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings editor.

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"Whether you look at high tech sectors such as IT or aerospace engineering or more traditional fields such as steelmaking, India's engineering and technology prowess is highly visible the world over in the shape of companies based in India or run by people born in India, such as Google and Microsoft, Infosys and Wipro or Tata and Mittal," Baty added.

Times Higher Education (THE) has singled out the year as one of Asian progress, with the US holding 31 positions – down from 34 last year –while Asia holds 25 positions in the Top 100, up from 18 last year.

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Asian universities occupied six positions in the top 30 this year, with Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and India all improving their representation, while Singapore and Hong Kong maintained theirs. While the US and UK still dominate the upper echelons of this table, Asia is shifting the balance of power, proving that its institutions are world-class in this field.

The Times Higher Education ranking for engineering and technology subjects applies rigorous standards, using tough global benchmarks across all of a global research university's key missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

(With inputs from PTI)