First technical varsity for women opened : India’s first technical university for women was inaugurated on }une 13, 2013 by Delhi Chief Minister Ms. Sheila Dikshit in Delhi. The erstwhile Indira Gandhi Women Institute of Technology has been upgraded as a State University by the Delhi Government. Ms. Dikshit said that it is a non-affiliated teaching and research university and has been set up to facilitate and promote studies, research, technology, innovation and extension work in emerging areas of professional education among women with focus on engineering, technology, applied sciences, fnanagement and its allied areas.
Times Higher Education 100 under-50 rankings released : A global ranking of world universities by ‘Times Higher Education World University Rankings’ released in London on June 19, 2013 gave the top spot once again to South Korea’s Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech). This is the second year of the list’s release. To
aalify for inclusion in the ranking, universities have to be 50-years-old or younger. Asia again makes an impressive show in the under-50 rankings, with as many as eight countries in the continent being represented.
The UK has a maximum number of under-50 universities followed by Australia and the US. Mr. Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings, said, “we haven’t found many examples of India’s universities under-50 years which are currently meeting our tough global standards”. The Indian universities that feature in the traditional Times Higher Education World University Rankings mainly Indian Institutes of Technology, are mostly older than 50 years