Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore are in the top 10 of the recent Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) BRICS countries ranking. China again ruled the rankings of 403 BRICS Universities with 7 Universities in the Top 10 list. India has 2 and Russia has 1.
The ranking, released on October 15, has been made by the British higher education marketing company Quacquarelli Symonds. The methodology for BRICS was based on eight indicators — academic and employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, papers per faculty, citations per paper, staff with PhD, a proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students.
In the top 20 overall ranking, IIT-Madras is at 17th position and IIT-Delhi at 18th. China is also home to 113 of the 400 BRICS universities, while Russia has 101, Brazil 90, India 86 and South Africa with 13 complete the rest of the list.
Here is the list of top 10 QS BRICS ranking
1) Tsinghua University
2) Peking University
3) Fudan University
4) University of Science and Technology of China
5) Zhejiang University
6) Lomonosov Moscow State University
7) Shanghai Jiao Tong University
9) Nanjing University
BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Originally the first four were grouped as “BRIC” (or “the BRICs”), before the induction of South Africa in 2010. The BRICS members are known for their significant influence on regional affairs; all are members of G20.