20 BRICS IIT Universities list
Five Insitutes of Technology (IIT’s) have topped the 20 in the world’s first dedicated ranking of universities in the BRICS group of countries. China’s universities which had dominated the table with 40 universities featured in the top 100, 22 in the top 50 and 4 in the top with Tsinghua University had been ranked as the best university.
According to the OS University Rankings: BRICS, Russia has 19 of its universities in the top 100, Brazil 17, India 6 and South Africa 8 in the list, and IIT in Delhi takes the top ranking at the 13th among Indian universities which is followed by IIT in Mumbai at the 15th, IIT in Chennai as 16th, IIT in Kanpur as the 17th, and IIT in Kharagpur ranked as the 18th.
There is also a huge gap which shows on the merit list when it comes to the Indian entries. The next one in rank for an Indian university is once again IIT in Rourkee ranked as the 34th and IIT in Guwahati as 51st.
The University of Calcutta as been ranked at the 52nd best in the BRICS which is followed by the 53th ranking of University of Delhi. University of Mumbai has been ranked at 62, University of Hyderabad has been ranked as 64th, University of Madras has been ranked as the 70th, Benaras Hindu University has been ranked as the 85th, IIT in Allahabad has been ranked as the 92nd, University of Pune as the 94th with manipal University taking the 100th spot.
The director for QS University Rankings Zoya Zaitseva stated that “It is not surprising that China leads, given the size of its economy and population and the massive resources it has been putting into higher education. As with the QS World University Rankings, this BRICS ranking points to a sharp contrast between Indian and Chinese achievement in higher education. Despite being only marginally smaller in population, India has only 16 institutions listed here, less than half China’s. While India has world-class institutions in science and technology, its comprehensive universities are not as strong in an international context.”
When it came to International faculty in India’s colleges India scored just 2.4, whil the average global count was 38.1 in 2013. When it came to international students, India’s points were very low at 3.1 which is against an average global score of 37.9
Zoya Zaitseva added, “BRICS countries are focusing on developing world-class universities as a strategic priority to sustain the growth of their economies by producing innovation, cutting- edge research and highly qualified and employable graduates. This first ranking reflects the relative strengths of each of these ambitious nations while also highlighting the potential for growth.”