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IISc Bangalore ranks among top 5 universities in BRIC

July 13, 2015

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has been ranked fifth among the best universities in the BRICS countries by an international ranking body, making it thus the best performance by an Indian institute in the global ranking lists.
The ‘QS University Rankings: BRICS ((Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) 2015’ released on July 8 reflected the Chinese dominance in the ranking list with the top three spots going to Tsinghua University, Peking University and Fudan University.

Talking about IISc Bangalore, the ranking agency said it ranked fifth with the largest number of papers published per faculty member and strong scores across other indicators.

The rankings were based on eight key performance indicators, relating to global reputation, internationalisation, academic staff levels, and research production and impact.

Chinese universities in fact occupied seven of the top 10 spots and almost half of the top 50.

“With 53 institutions in the top 200, Russia is second only to China, which has 67 universities featured. Yet only seven Russian institutions make the top 50, compared to China’s 21, Brazil’s 10, and India’s nine,” a statement said.

In its third annual edition, the QS University Rankings: BRICS was developed to track the relative progress of leading universities in the five fast-developing BRICS countries, all of which have made investment in higher education and research high national priorities.

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