The Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) has been ranked in the top 10 of Times Higher Education’s (THE) Best Small Universities-2017 global rankings that looks only at universities with fewer than 5,000 students.

At rank 8, IISc. is the only Indian university in the list of 20, and is also the second-highest ranked Asian University.

About Times Higher Education World University Rankings 
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings was founded in 2004 by the U.K.-based Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. It provides the definitive list of the world’s best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and more.

About IISc
IISc, a public university for scientific research and higher education, was established in 1909 with active support from Jamsetji Tata and Sir Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore. It is also locally known as the "Tata Institute".[4] It acquired the status of a Deemed University in 1958. IISc is widely regarded as India's best university.