New Delhi: The QS BRICS University rankings have been released on the official website. To our surprise, six universities of India including IITs and IISc Bangalore have made it to top 25 BRICS universities.
Launched in 2013, the QS BRICS university rankings is an annual ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It features 300 top universities from five countries.
The first rank has been secured by Tsinghua University, while the second position was grabbed by Peking University. Fudan University is at the third spot.
Indian rankings stood at the following:
- Rank 9: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
- Rank 10: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
- Rank 17: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
- Rank 18: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
- Rank 21: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
- Rank 24: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
Based on eight performance indicators, namely academic reputation, employer reputation, proportion of staff with a PhD, faculty/student ratio, research publications and citation rates and proportion of international faculty and students, the ranking provides insights into the relative strengths and weaknesses of leading instituions in the five countries.
Last year, IISc Bangalore was the only Indian institution to figure in the top 10 with rank 6.
Chauhan, while noting that the country is at a very early stage of its universities coming of age, said, “We will celebrate that day when of 350 universities 150 of them will be Indian institutions in the BRICS rankings.”
According to the rankings, among the top 10 public varsities in India are IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, Delhi University and Kolkata University.
Among the top 10 private universities in the country are BITS Pillani, Thapar University, Symbiosis International University, Manipal University, Amrita University, VIT University, Kalinga University and OP Jindal Global University.