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QS Rankings: Three IITs, IISc Bangalore among top 20 BRICS varsities

Over 300 universities from India, China, Russia, South Africa and Brazil have been observed and graded for the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking, one of the global prestigious rankings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Three IITs and the Indian Institute of Science, have made the cut among top 20 varsities in BRICS countries, according to the latest

Over 300 universities from India, China, Russia, South and have been observed and graded for the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking, one of the global prestigious rankings.

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has secured ninth rank followed by IISc, (10), (15) and Madras (18).

Chinese universities, including Tsinghua University, Peking University and Fudan University have secured the top three ranks with the country occupying eight of the top 10 positions.

"Role of ranking in terms of students getting to know about the institutions cant be negated, but also sometimes overplayed. Rankings are relevant for institutions and most importantly because of the rankings what happened in is that institutions have started to look at themselves," UGC Chairman VS Chauhan said at unveiling of rankings here.

"Indian education has expanded and we are trying to change a lot of regulations which are made log ago. In this there is space for rankings and the government is also realizing this that the universities are a matter of prestige for the country," he added.

has the second highest representation in the 2017 list after

Last year, IISc was the only Indian institution to figure in the top 10 with rank 6.

Chauhan, while noting that the country is at a very early stage of its universities coming of age, said, "We will celebrate that day when of 350 universities 150 of them will be Indian institutions in the BRICS rankings."

Based on eight performance indicators, namely academic reputation, employer reputation, proportion of staff with a PhD, faculty/student ratio, research publications and citation rates and proportion of international faculty and students, the ranking provides insights into the relative strengths and weaknesses of leading instituions in the five countries.

According to the rankings, among the top 10 public varsities in are Bombay, IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, University and Kolkata University.

Among the top 10 private universities in the country are BITS Pillani, Thapar University, Symbiosis International University, Manipal University, Amrita University, VIT University, Kalinga University and OP Jindal Global University.

First Published: Thu, November 23 2017. 09:22 IST