Efforts to improve the research quality and global benchmarking seem to be paying off for the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, whose position moved up from the 251-300 to 201-250 band in the 13th edition of Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) this year. With this, the premier institute is inching closer to the top 200 global institutes in the rankings. IISc and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) were the two institutions from India that have made it to the top 400 in THE WUR. While IIT-B maintained its spot in the 351-400 cohort, IIT Kanpur moved from 501-600 band to 401-500 band. The rankings also saw 14 new institutes debuting from India. In all, 31 institutions from India represented the country in the 980-long list.