Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has been placed in top ten lists in the rankings of universities in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries. The top ten rankings have been release by London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). This is the first time that an Indian university has been able to make it to top ten with the largest number of papers published per faculty member.
Although, IISc did not send any of its data in 2014, yet it was ranked at number 13. But this was the first time Institute submitted its data and was in top ten categories. Seven positions out of top ten has been held by Chinese Universities holding the top three positions. Fourth position was earned by Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University. IISc Bangalore emerged at fifth position. It is good to hold the fifth position among BRICS Universities, but they are looking forward to earn their place in top 100 list of World University ranking, as Chairman of division of Interdisciplinary Research at IISc said.
“Setting itself up as a worthy rival for china in terms of research productions, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore submitted ranking data. This year entering BRICS rankings in fifth place, with the largest number of papers published per faculty member and strong scores in all other areas”, according to a report in the third edition of QS University rankings of BRICS countries released on Tuesday. The rankings are based on performance indicators, global image, academic staff, research production and impact.
However, IISc has not been given a place in top 200 rankings released by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Results confirm that China is growing stronger in its dominant position in its rankings while India has only seen a rise of more than 50 percent in the number of institutions listed in top 200 in the latest rankings, said Martin Ince, Convener of QS global academic advisory board.
Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor of Amity University said that Indian Universities have the potential of placing themselves among the top 200 list, only if they supply enough data to the ranking agency. Amity has been holding a steady rank on a two year steak. Same as last year, it earned its place in the 141-150 bracket. Vice Chancellor said that esteemed academicians of India are now realizing that structured data supply and improvement in research papers provided they are publishing can boost their brand value internationally.