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IISc, IIT-B make it to top 40 in varsity rankings

The Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) is India’s top ranked university but stands at 25 in a ranking of universities from BRICS and other emerging economies according to new data. The Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015 covering 18 countries was published early on Thursday.

The rankings show that India now has four universities in the top 40 – IISc, IIT Bombay, IIT Roorkee and Panjab University, Chandigarh – and seven more in the top 100.

China’s Peking University and Tsinghua University occupy the first and second positions. Taiwan is the next best represented country in the list published on Thursday morning.

“India is starting to show its potential in these rankings... But this improved showing is partly due to the fact that more Indian institutions have recognised the benefits of being part of the rankings process, and more are sharing their data with Times Higher Education,” Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings, said in a statement. “Several Indian institutions have actually lost ground compared with last year. So there is no room for complacency,” he said.

Number of top 100 institutions by country:

The rankings are on the lines of the World University Rankings and are composed of 13 performance indicators grouped into five differently weighted areas: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. However for BRICS and emerging economy universities, the parameters were modified the year; the requirement for research output is 100 papers per year in the preceding five years as opposed to 200 for the World Rankings, the weightage for innovation in industry income is higher, and that for “international outlook” is lower.

Emerging economy universities lag the best in the world by a fair distance - India’s top-ranked university, IISc Bangalore, was ranked between 276th and 300th the 2014-15 World Rankings, while Peking University, the BRICS and emerging economies’ top ranked university was 48th.

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