Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has on Wednesday announced the best universities among BRICS nations and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) has secured the ninth position while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is at number 10. Over 300 universities from India, China, Russia, South Africa and Brazil have been observed and graded this year.
IIT Roorkee has been ranked at 51 among the best universities in BRICS nations. IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Guwahati are some of the top universities from India to feature on the list. Among private varsities from India, BITS Pilani, Thapar University, Symbiosis International University and OP Jindal Global University have made an appearance on the list.
“The biggest gain from ranking is to be able to look at ourselves. Our universities are producing quality work,” said UGC chairman Dr Ved Singh Chauhan. Read | Top 25 universities in India
He further said that Indian education has expanded and we are trying to change a lot of regulations which are made long ago. “Role of ranking in terms of students getting to know about the institutions can’t be negated, but also sometimes overplayed. Rankings are relevant for institutions and most importantly because of the rankings what happened in India is that institutions have started to look at themselves,” said Chauhan.
Last year, IISc ranked at the sixth position among all universities in BRICS nations. It was closely followed by IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras and IIT Kanpur at ranks 13, 15, 19 and 22 respectively.
Like last year, Chinese universities — Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University and the University of Science and Technology of China had topped the ranks in 2017, occupying seven of the top 10 ranks. India had the second highest representation in the 2017 list after China.
“With 300 universities being ranked this year, there’s also the opportunity for new institutions to break into the rankings,” QS top universities said.
Here are the top 10 universities in BRICS nation
- Tsinghua University (China)
- Peking University (China)
- Fudan University (China)
- University of Science and Technology of China
- Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
- Zhejiang University (China)
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
- Nanjing University (China)
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
- Indian Institute of Science (India)