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QS BRICS Ranking 2018: IIT Bombay, IISc among top 10

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 12:04:06 IST

NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 16: The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) leads the Indian institutions at 9th position in the QS BRICS Ranking 2018, a huge leap over the previous years ranking. The other Indian Institution among the top 10 is the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru at number 10. Chinese universities once again dominate the ranking with as many as seven universities in the top 10.

The Indian contingent includes all the older IIT’s and IISc. IIT Bombay which was ranked at number 13 in the previous years ranking has improved its ranking by 4 positions and is now ranked at number 9. IISc Bangalore lost its previous ranking of number 6 now features at 10th position.

Out of the total 300 universities ranked, 94 belong to China, Brazil, India and Russia have 61, 65 and 68 respectively, and 12 are South African. China leads the top 25 universities with 13 institutions with Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University and University of Science and Technology of China as the top four.

Top Universities has been ranking the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) since 2013. This is an attempt to highlight and track the progress of the BRICS nations in the academic arena. A total of eight indicators are used to compare the academic standing of the educational institutions of these countries. While a few indicators are the same as that used for the world rankings, QS has considered the regional priorities and challenges specific to the BRICS countries. The indicators are; Academic reputation (30%), Employer reputation (20%), Faculty/student ratio (20%), Staff with a PhD (10%), Papers per faculty (10%), Citations per paper (5%), International faculty (2.5%), International students (2.5%).

QS BRICS Ranking 2018

University

Country

2018

2017

Tsinghua University

China

1

1

Peking University

China

2

2

Fudan University

China

3

3

University of Science and Technology of China

China

4

4

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

5

7

Zhejiang University

China

6

9

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

7

5

Nanjing University

China

8

8

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

India

9

13

Indian Institute of Science

India

10

6

Novosibirsk State University

Russia

11

20

Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)

Brazil

12

12

Saint Petersburg State University

Russia

13

20

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil

13

10

Wuhan University

China

15

16

Sun Yat-sen University

China

16

23

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

India

17

15

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

India

18

19

University of Cape Town

South Africa

19

14

Harbin Institute of Technology

China

20

18

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

India

21

22

Tongji University

China

22

17

Xi’an Jiaotong University

China

23

24

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)

India

24

25

Beijing Normal University

China

25

11

 

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