5 IITs among top 20 list of BRICS universities

In the world’s first dedicated ranking of universities in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group of countries, five Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) made it to the top 20 universities in QS World University Rankings.

IIT Delhi takes the top ranking (13) among Indian universities followed by IIT Mumbai (15), IIT Madras (16), IIT Kanpur (17) and IIT Kharagpur (18). The next rank for an Indian University is IIT Roorkee (34) and IIT Guwahati (51).

China dominated the university ranking with 40 universities featuring in the top 100, 22 in the top 50 and 4 in the top 5. Tsinghua University was ranked the best university. In ‘QS University Rankings:BRICS’, Russia has 19 of its universities in the top 100, Brazil 17, India 16 and South Africa 8 in the list. The University of Calcutta is ranked 52nd best in BRICS followed by University of Delhi at 53.

University of Mumbai at 62, University of Hyderabad 64, University of Madras 70, Benaras Hindu University 85, IIT Allahabad 92, University of Pune 94 with Manipal University taking the 100th spot. BRICS ranking is a first of its kind to apply dedicated methodology designed to place the featured nations on an equal platform.

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