Only 16 India varsities make it to BRICS list

Only 16 India varsities make it to BRICS list

Only 16 of the 712 Indian universities and over 36,000 colleges could make it to the list of top 200 higher educational institutions of the BRICS nations, as the UK’s rating agency Times Higher Education announced international ranking of universities for this year here on Thursday.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), however, made it debut to international ranking of the higher educational institutions in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, finding a place among the top twenty institutions operating in the five countries.

The Times Higher Education placed the IISc at 16th position, even as China dominated the international ranking list with the Chinese higher educational institutions occupying first and second places, half the Top 10 and 39 places in the Top 200.

The IISc has earned the recognition barely a month after it emerged as the first Indian institute to have made it to the Times Higher Education international ranking of the world’s top 100 engineering and technology institutes by securing 99th rank in the list.

Apart from IISc, seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have also made it to the list of top 200 higher educational institutions of the BRICS nations.

Leading them, the IIT-Bombay has secured 29th rank in the list while IIT- Madras could secure 36th position, IIT- Delhi 37, IIT-Kharagpur 45, IIT-Roorkee 48, IIT-Guwahati 83 and IIT-Kanpur 95.

Punjab University, which was ranked 39 last year, has slipped by 82 ranks this time with the international rating agency placing it at 121 in the list of top 200.

Kolkata’s Jadavpur University was ranked 80 while  Savitribai Phule Pune University 127 University of Calcutta 137, Aligarh Muslim University 150, Delhi University 154, Amrita University 181 and Andhra University 193.

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