QS University Rankings 2014 for the BRICS countries has been released. From India, IIT Delhi secured a place in the 13th position. Also present in the list is IIT Bombay in the 15th position, IIT Kanpur in the 16th position, IIT Madras in the 17th position and IIT Kharagpur in the 20th position.
On June 17, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani presented the first copy of the QS University Rankings: BRICS 2014 to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The report, however, reflected a growing interest among the Indian institutes to be ranked among the best in the world. Twenty Indian institutes feature in the BRICS 2014 ranking, with Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) occupying the top slots among the Indian institutes.
China had six universities in the top 10 places, followed by Brazil with two institutes and Russia and South Africa with one each.
Around 15 universities from India have secured ranks in top 100 places.
The BRICS University Rankings 2014 compares the top 200 universities in the BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
It draws on two huge global surveys of academics and employers, combined with data on faculty/student ratio, research paper publications and citations, proportion of staff with a PhD, and percentages of international faculty and students.
List of top universities from India:
- IIT Roorkee in 37th Position
- University of Delhi in 39th Position
- University of Calcutta in 50th Position
- IIT Guwahati in 53rd Position
- University of Mumbai in 68th Position
- University of Madras in 76th Position
- Banaras Hindu University in 84th Position
- Manipal University in 85th Position
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science in 90th Position
- University of Pune in 99th Position