THE Emerging Economies Ranking replaces BRICS Ranking; IISc, IIT-B go up ranking table

THE Emerging Economies Ranking replaces BRICS Ranking; IISc, IIT-B go up ranking table
Ashish Jha | Jun 26, 2018 - 12:55 p.m. IST
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New Delhi, May 10: Expanding the BRICS ranking which earlier included Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, Times Higher Education (THE) has tweaked the name of the ranking as ‘Emerging Economies Ranking’ which now includes two selected groups of emerging nations. Now, the new ranking includes 350 universities from 42 nations. The groups of countries added to the ranking exercise includes the ‘MINT’ nations (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey), ‘TACTICS’ nations (Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Turkey, Iran, Colombia and Serbia).

Among of the 378 universities ranked in the Emerging Economies Ranking, China leads with 63 universities, a substantial increase over the 52 universities in 2017. The country which has been aptly called ‘the higher education superpower’ by Phil Baty, Editorial Director, Global Rankings of THE,  also has eight universities in the top 10 Emerging Economies ranking.

India with 42 universities comes on the second spot after China. The Indian contingent of universities is led by Indian Institute of Science (IISc) at the 13th rank. Indian Institute of Technologies (IIT), Bombay, Kharagpur and Kanpur follow at 26th, 45th and 49th position. Except for IISc, which has improved upon its 2017 ranking of 14, IIT Kharagpur taking a huge jump has entered among the top 50 from its last year's Rank of 71 and IIT Bombay which has retained its previous position, the ranks of other Indian higher education institutions have fallen as compared to the previous year. Phil Baty believes that Indian universities have the potential to be among the global leaders. In an interview with Careers360, he said, “The IoE project is a good idea as it recognizes the need for more funding for higher education institutions.”

Though the number of Indian universities in 2018 ranking has increased, the positions of most major universities have seen a downfall. IIT Kanpur, Delhi, Madras, Guwahati, Jadavpur University, University of Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University and Savitribai Phule Pune University are a few of them. On the bright side, IIT Dhanbad (Indian School of Mines), Banaras Hindu University, Jamia Millia Islamia and University of Kerala which did not feature in the 2017 ranking have found a place in 2018 ranking tables.

Though, Russian federation comes at third position with 27 universities, as many as 3 of them feature in the top 15 with Lomonosov Moscow State University at the 3rd position.

Emerging Economies ranking 2018

S.No

University

Country

2018

2017

1

Peking University

China

1

1

2

Tsinghua University

China

2

2

3

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russian Federation

3

3

4

Fudan University

China

4

6

5

University of Science and Technology of China

China

5

5

6

Zhejiang University

China

6

9

7

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

7

7

8

Nanjing University

China

8

11

9

University of Cape Town

South Africa

9

4

10

National Taiwan University

Taiwan

10

10

11

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Russian Federation

11

12

12

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa

12

8

13

Indian Institute of Science

India

13

14

14

University of São Paulo

Brazil

14

13

15

Khalifa University of Science and Technology

UAE

15

49

16

Koç University

Turkey

16

15

17

Wuhan University

China

17

21

18

Sabancı University

Turkey

18

18

19

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI

Russian Federation

19

19

20

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan

20

17

Indian Universities and their Emerging Economies Ranking 2018

S.No

University

2018

2017

1

Indian Institute of Science

13

14

2

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

26

26

3

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

45

71

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

49

32

5

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

56

62

6

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

63

32

7

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

70

35

8

Tezpur University

99

140

9

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

114

106

10

Jadavpur University

117

99

11

University of Delhi

127

109

12

Panjab University

130

135

13

National Institute of Technology Rourkela

138

195

14

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad

146

--

15

Aligarh Muslim University

167

157

16

Savitribai Phule Pune University

180

143

17

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeeth

195

201-250

18

Banaras Hindu University

201–250

--

19

University of Calcutta

201–250

179

20

Jamia Millia Islamia

201–250

--

21

University of Kerala

201–250

--

22

Osmania University

201–250

201-250

23

Pondicherry University

201–250

--

24

Sri Venkateswara University

201–250

186

25

Andhra University

251–300

201-250

As per THE, the ‘MINT’ and ‘TACTICS’ nations do not only have young populations, they also display a strong growth in higher education and increasing research output potential.

The performance indicators used for the Emerging Economies rankings remain the same as that for used for THE World University Rankings. The 13 performance indicators classify the universities on teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. However, considering the development priorities of the emerging economies, the performance indicators are been recalibrated, as per THE officials.

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