The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, have made it to the top 10 of the Quacquarelli Symonds Brics University Rankings 2018. IIT-Bombay has been ranked ninth and IISC-Bangalore is at the tenth position.
The Indian Institutes of Technology in Delhi, Madras and Kharagpur are also among the top 25. However, the top 25 ranks are dominated by Chinese universities, including the first four ranks. China’s Tsinghua University tops the list, followed by Peking University.
IIT-Roorkee is ranked 51st, followed by IIT-Gauhati at 52nd. Calcutta University is at the 64th position, Jadavpur University at the 74th, Chennai’s Anna University at 85th and IIT-Hyderabad at the 100th spot in the rankings.
The Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings 2018 were released in October, with nine Indian universities in the top 100, but none in the top 10. In the QS World University Rankings 2018, IIT-Delhi was India’s best university with a rank of 159.
How are they ranked?
This year’s list features 300 universities, ranked on several parameters – academic reputation, employer reputation, international students, faculty staff with PhD, faculty-student ratio, papers per faculty – among others.