The Indian Institute of Science, ranked above 300 in the world ranking of top universities, is the only Indian academic institution to have made it to the list of top 500 institutions.
According to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities released on Thursday at Shanghai, the IISc in Bangalore, was ranked #1 in India. IISc was the only institution from India to make it to the ranking last year as well.
The ranking is based on factors including citations, published papers, and other criteria such alumni and staff winning Fields medallists and Nobel laureates.
Harvard, Stanforrd and University of California were ranked first, second and third respectively. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was fourth. Cambridge and Oxford also made it to the top 10.
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