QS BRICS Varsity Rankings: OP Jindal Global University Youngest On List, 3 IITs, IISc Bangalore Among Top 20

| November 23 , 2017 , 11:21 IST

One of the global prestigious rankings in the field of education, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking for 2018 has shown that from 9,000 varsities across the BRICS nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, 3 IITs and IISc Bangalore have secured ranks among the top 20 BRICS varsities. OP Jindal Global University, established in 2009, is the youngest university to be featured on the QS rankings. 

In the latest ratings of top BRICS universities, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) is at tank 9, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is at rank 10, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) is at rank 17 and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) is at rank 18.

The top 10 public varsities as per the QS rankings are IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kanpur, Delhi University and Kolkata University.

The ratings have also shown that 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.

"Role of ranking in terms of students getting to know about the institutions can't be negated, but also sometimes overplayed. Rankings are relevant for institutions and most importantly because of the rankings what happened in India is that institutions have started to look at themselves," UGC Chairman VS Chauhan said at the unveiling of rankings in New Delhi.

"Indian education has expanded and we are trying to change a lot of regulations which are made long 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.

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

India still has the second highest representation on the list after China.

The rankings have been granted based on 8 performance indicators, namely, academic reputation, employer reputation, the proportion of staff with Ph.D., faculty/student ratio, research publications and citation rates, and the proportion of international faculty and students.

Ronit Ranjan

Just a correction, You mentioned Kalinga University which is actually KIIT University. Kalinga University is different and not been featured in QS rankings. Please correct it.