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5 IITs Make it Among the Top 20 BRICS Universities

Dec 17, 2013 17:11 IST

    Five Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) --  IIT-Delhi, IIT-Mumbai, IIT-Madras, IIT-Kanpur,  and IIT-Kharagpur, are among the top 20 Universities from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group of nations, says a list of QS University Rankings.

    As per the "QS University Rankings: BRICS", announced recently, five names from India have secured the positions in top 20 with IIT-Delhi at 13th rank  followed by IIT-Mumbai at 15, IIT-Madras at 16, IIT-Kanpur at 17, and IIT-Kharagpur at the 18th place.   

    China has dominated the table with 40 of its universities being featured in the top 100 including 22 in the top 50 and 4 in the top 5. Even, the first rank has been captured by China’s Tsinghua University.

    Among the top 100, Russia has 19 of its universities, Brazil 17, India 16 and South Africa 8 in total.

    After a huge gap past IIT-Kharagpur at the 18th place, India reappear in the merit list at 34th position with IIT-Rourkee, and at 51st occupied by IIT-Guwahati.  

    Then comes University of Calcutta at 52nd rank followed by the University of Delhi at 53rd. Among other Indian Universities that have occupied slots in top 100 are University of Mumbai (62), University of Hyderabad (64), University of Madras (70), Banaras Hindu University (85), IIT-Allahabad (92), University of Pune (94), and Manipal University at 100th slot.  

    The QS World University Rankings published recently also featured 11 Indian institutions in the top 800 with the highest ranking going to IIT-Delhi which was placed 222 in the list.

    First-of-its-kind, the BRICS ranking is based on a special methodology designed especially to place the participating nations on a more equal footing. The “QS University Rankings: BRICS" is a result of responses collected from the respondents from over 9,800 academics/institutions of the featured nations.

    QS University Rankings: BRICS: List of Top 20

     1  Tsinghua UniversityTsinghua University  China
     2 Peking UniversityPeking University   China
     3 Lomonosov Moscow State University Lomonosov Moscow State University  Russia 
     4 Fudan UniversityFudan University  China 
    5 Nanjing UniversityNanjing University  China
    University of Science and Technology of ChinaUniversity of Science and Technology of China  China 
     7 Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghai Jiao Tong University  China 
    Universidade de São Paulo (USP)Universidade de São Paulo (USP)  Brazil 
    Zhejiang UniversityZhejiang University  China 
     10 Universidade Estadual de CampinasUniversidade Estadual de Campinas  Brazil 
     11 University of Cape TownUniversity of Cape Town  South Africa 
    12  Beijing Normal University Beijing Normal University  China 
     13 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)  India 
     14 Saint-Petersburg State UniversitySaint-Petersburg State University  Russia 
    15  Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)  India 
    16  Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)   India
    17  Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)   India
     18 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP)Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP)  India 
    19  Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroUniversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 
    20  Sun Yat-sen UniversitySun Yat-sen University  China 
     

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