IIT Bombay ranks 9th in the Top 10 BRICS list

IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Delhi at 15 and IIT-Madras at 18 continue to feature among the Top 20

IIT Bombay ranks 9th in the Top 10 BRICS list

One of the most prestigious educational institutions in India, IIT Bombay, enters the Top 10 list, securing the 9th spot, improving its rank by four positions from last year among institutes in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations. This news was brought forth by the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking of BRICS universities for 2018.

IIT Bombay has always been best-ranked among Indian universities. It certainly remains to be an auspicious year for India as four universities, i.e. IIT-Bombay, IISc-Bangalore, IIT-Delhi at 15 and IIT-Madras at 18 — continued to feature among the Top 20, unchanged from 2016. The overall rankings of the top three remained unchanged in the 2017 list with Tsinghua University in the first place, and Peking University and Fudan University in the second and third place, respectively, all from China.

With an overall score of 83.6 out of 100, IIT Bombay achieved 98.1 in academic reputation, 99.7 in employer reputation, 47.8 in faculty-student ratio, 96.9 in staff with PhD, 53.6 in citations per paper, 95.4 in papers per faculty, 15.4 in international faculty and 7.6 in international students on a maximum scale of 100. The employers’ reputation emerged as the strongest factor out of all these 10 parameters.

The ranking is a reflection of the progress being made by the institute in its core areas of work: teaching and research. I am grateful for the sincere efforts of faculty, staff, students, alumni and well-wishers of the institute." 

Devang Khakhar, IIT Bombay director in an interview with TOI.

There are 350 universities in the five BRICS countries, of which 79 are in India, government and private inclusive. Seven universities of these have made it to the Top 50 list and were felicitated in Delhi by V S Chauhan, the chairman of University Grants Commission on Wednesday. According to Chauhan, the role of the rankings, in helping students to get to know the institutions they choose, cannot be negated. As a result, he launched the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2016 to make Indian institutions more competitive.

Chauhan looks forward to the day when of 350 universities in the BRICS rankings, 150 will be Indian institutions. He strongly endorses the introduction of a similar ranking system in India.

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