IISc secures fifth rank in BRICS varsity ranking
With Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, emerging figuring in first ten universities out of 404 in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) region, it will set a benchmark for other institutes. The IISc ranked at fifth position in the global BRICS ranking. This is the first time any Indian educational institution has broken into the top 10 of the rankings, conducted by London-based ranking agency QS, previously known as Quacquarelli Symonds.
This is the first time IISc has submitted data for the QS ranking. In 2014, IISc did not formally provide the <g data-gr-id="17">data,</g> and was ranked 13. When a university does not provide data, QS sources data available from websites, employers and peers. However, the clear leader in the QS BRICS university ranking, released in New Delhi on Wednesday, is China.
Tsinghua University, Peking University and Fudan University from India’s northern neighbour occupy the top three ranks in the QS survey. Besides, there are 110 Chinese universities in among the top 400 and 67 among the top 200.