The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has become the first Indian institute to be placed in the top 15 universities among top 300 universities in the latest Times Higher Education’s (THE) BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017.
- The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is placed 14th, up two spots from a year ago when it debuted in the top 20.
- With this India is the second-most represented country with 27 universities represented among the top 300 universities. However, China tops the rank with 52 universities in top 300 and 6 in top 10 and 44 universities in top 200.
- Along with IISc is Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, has been ranked at 26th position as compared to 29 last year, and is its highest ever rank, due to improved scores across all sections.
- According to THE, India has the ability to soon overtake Taiwan as the second most-represented country in the top 200, behind China. Overall, India has 19 universities in the top 200, as compared to last year with 16, while Taiwan has 21, down from 24.
- According to Phil Baty, editor of the THE World University Rankings, although the two BRICS nations have improved their standing, but the performance of the other BRICS nations is decreasing, mainly due to increased competition as a result of expanding the list to rank 300 universities from 41 countries, from 200 institutions in 35 nations last year.
Indian institutes in the top 100 rank include:
|The Indian Institute of Science (IISc)||14|
|IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur both ranked||32|
Indian institutes in the 100-200 rank include:
IIT Guwahati, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, University of Delhi, Punjab University, Tezpur University, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Aligarh Muslim University, University of Calcutta, Sri Venkateswara University, NIT Rourkela and BITS Pilani.
Indian Universities in 201-250 ranking includes:
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Amrita University, Osmania University and Andhra University.
Indian Universities in 251-300 ranking includes:
Amity University, MS University of Baroda, Manipal University and Cochin University of Science and Technology bring up the rear in the
The Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017
The Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017 includes only institutions in countries classified as “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging” or “frontier” by the FTSE, including the BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
- THE’s BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017 uses the same 13 performance indicators as the overall World University Rankings which include teaching, research, international outlook and knowledge transfer and compete with other leading research universities across emerging economy countries.