What can the method used here at the Google College Rankings tell us about universities in India?
India is a good country to examine via Google because it has a large and diverse university sector. Here is a first attempt at ranking, one that can serve as a basis for future comment and comparison:
- University of Mumbai
- Anna University
- University of Delhi
- Annamalai University
- University of Madras
- University of Pune
- Indira Gandhi National Open University
- Calcutta University
- Madurai Kamaraj University
- Jawaharlal Nehru University
These are the rankings given by an English-language search on google.co.in, but Google also permits searching in Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, and Punjabi. How do Indian universities rank under those language-specific searches?
Perhaps readers who are fluent in one or more of those languages might like to report on how Google ranks university websites for the languages they know. It would be natural to assume that the rankings might differ from the English-language rankings, since some universities may well have a stronger reputation within particular language communities.