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Indian IITs in top 20 BRICS universities list

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BRICS top universities' list, though dominated by Chinese institutions, India also has something to cheer for. Five Indian Institute of Technology has made it among the top 20 institutions in the list.

The ranking was done among the universities and institutions of the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). It was Chinese flood which took over the list with 40 universities featured in top 100, 22 in top 50 and four in top five. The number one position was crowned to China's Tsinghua University.

According to the 'QS University Rankings: BRICS' Russia has 19 of its universities in the top 100, Brazil 17, India 16 and South Africa 8 in the list.

Among the Indian institutions, IIT-Delhi, hits the number one spot (13th rank), followed by IIT-Bombay (15), IIT-Madras (16), IIT-Kanpur (17) and IIT-Kharagpur (18).

5 IITs top the BRICS universities list

After the number 18th spot, there is a big steep gap when it comes to Indian entries. The next rank for an Indian university is once again IIT-Rorkee (34) and IIT-Guwahati (51).

52nd position was grabbed by University of Calcutta, followed by University of Delhi at 53. Mumbai University was ranked 62, University of Hyderabad 64, University of Madras 70, Banaras Hindu University 85, IIT-Allahabad 92, University of Pune 94 and Manipal University at the 100th spot.

The project director of the QS University ranking, Zoya Zaitseva says "it is not surprising that the 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 India 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 not as strong in an international context."

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