The Time Higher Education's BRICS and Emerging Economics Rankings 2014 releases the list of top 400 universities in the World.
According to the BRIC countries, India placed third best country for Education.
The world's ranking of universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Survey was conducted for 17 countries only.
Panjab University was ranked 13th Best University in the World according to the BRICS Rankings 2014. But also, this University was placed in 226-250th position in THE World University Rankings 2013-14.
In Time Higher Education's BRICS and Emerging Economics Rankings 2014, nine Indian Universities were ranked in top 50 places. Indian institutions make up 10% increase in the list.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur at 30th position.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur at 34th position.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi at 37th position.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee at 37th position.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati at 46th position.
- Indian Institute of Technology, Madras at 47th position.
Other Universities like Jadavpur University was placed in 47th, Aligarh Muslim University at 50th, and Jawaharlal Nehru at 25th position.
China's Peking University and Tsinghua University take the top two spots in the overall rankings. University of Cape Town, South Africa, comes in at third place, followed by Taiwan's National Taiwan University and Turkey's Booazici University in fourth and fifth places, respectively.
"This is a strong showing for India: only China and Taiwan have more universities in the top 100. This highlights the nation's real strengths in competition with countries that offer fair comparisons," said Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings, in a statement.
He added, however, that a country of India's enormous size, growing wealth and rich intellectual history should aspire for more.
The Methodology used in BRICS Rankings 2014:
- Teaching: the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score).
- Research: volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent).
- Citations: research influence (worth 30 per cent).
- Industry income: innovation (worth 2.5 per cent).
- International outlook: staff, students and research (worth 7.5 per cent).