IISc Bangalore Grabs the 5th Rank in QS University Rankings: BRICS

The QS University Rankings, 2015, has placed Bangalore’s IISc at the 5th position among the best universities in BRICS nations. 

The QS University Rankings for BRICS was launched to track the quality of education in the five developing countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who have recently invested a lot in education. The BRICS represent 40 percent of the world population.

The university rankings, 2015, came out recently and our very own Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, has been ranked 5th for undergraduate studies.

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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
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It has the best ranking out of all Indian universities, beating IIT Delhi (rank 13), IIT Bombay (rank 16), IIT Madras (rank 20) and IIT Kharagpur (rank 24). What is astonishing is that while all the mentioned IITs are veterans of the ranking system, IISc Bangalore is a new entrant in top 50 of the QS BRICS world universities rankings.

The ranking is done on the basis of eight indicators:

  • Academic Reputation
  • Employer Reputation
  • Faculty/Student Ratio
  • Staff with a Ph.D
  • Papers per Faculty
  • Citations per paper
  • International Faculty
  • International Students.

IISc has the largest number of papers published per faculty member and it ranked eighth in number of faculty members with Ph.D criterion, while doing quite well in all other indicators.

India has a total of nine universities in the top 50 of this list. See the entire list here.

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