West Bengal's Jadavpur University ranked 76th among Asian universities according to a study by the Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking 2014.
Giving this information to the West Bengal Assembly during Zero Hour today, SUCI member Tarun Kanti Naskar said people in the state now could be proud of at least one of its educational institutions. Naskar said the IITs have enough central assistance, but the city-based Jadavpur University achieved it with limited resources.
For the Asia rankings, data was collected and analysed by Thomson Reuters, using 13 indicators to examine performance in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The top 100 Asia Universities included ten Indian universities - Panjab University, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, IIT Madras, Jadavpur University, Aligarh Muslim University and Jawaharlal Nehru University.