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India in the Third Spot with 16 Institutes in the Top 200 BRICS Rankings

Dec 9, 2015 13:37 IST

    After China and Taiwan, India has made it to the third rank in the latest released Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings, with 16 Indian Institutes making through to the top 200 list. The Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore has been put into the 16th spot, while two of the most prestigious university Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Mumbai University does not get any place in the list.

    The IISc Bangalore is followed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay in the 29th place. The list was released recently at the Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economics Universities Summit that took place at the OP Jindal Global University.

    China has moved far away from the BRICS and emerging economies nations, sitting at the top of the rankings, with half of the top 10 institutes from the country and a total of 39 institutes in the top 200 list. After China, Taiwan has a total of 24 institutes in the top 200 list. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, editor Phil Baty, “It is good news for India that 16 of its institutions feature in this year’s list of the best universities in the BRICS nations and emerging economies. However, India will have to work harder to compete with other developing nations, such as Russia, which have higher proportion of institutions in the upper echelons of the table. India is the only BRICS nation without a university in the top 10.”

    Seven IITs along with IISC Bangalore, Jadavpur University, Punjab University, Pune University, University of Calcutta, Aligarh Muslim University, University of Delhi, Amrita University and Andhra University have made it to the list of top 200 institutes released by THE.

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