NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has been ranked 16th in a list of top institutes in the BRICS countries in a latest ranking list followed by IIT Bombay at the 29th position.
According to the Times Higher Education Ranking of the best universities in the BRICS and other emerging economies for 2016, 16 Indian institute find place among the top 200, which otherwise is dominated by Chinese institutes.
While most of the IITs have been placed within the top 100, Jadavpur University in Kolkata has been ranked at the 80th place, Punjab University at 121, Aligarh Muslim University at 150 and Delhi University at 154th place.
Amrita University and Andhra University have been ranked at 181 and 193 respectively, said a statement on Thursday after the rankings were made official.
“It is good news for India that 16 of its institutions feature in this year’s list of the best universities in the BRICS nations and emerging economies.
However, India will have to work harder to compete with other developing nations, such as Russia, which have a higher proportion of institutions atop the table. India is the only BRICS nation without a university in the top ten,” said Times Higher Education World University Rankings Editor Phil Baty.
China dominated the rankings, with institutions from there occupying first and second places, half the Top 10 and 39 places in the Top 200. Taiwan came a distant second with 24 universities in the Top 200 and India emerged as the third best represented country. The 2016 rankings include 200 institutions from 35 countries, up from 100 from 18 countries in 2015.