NEW DELHI: Expressing happiness at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, attaining the fifth position in the QS BRICS Universities Ranking 2015, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that educational institutes are sometimes complacent and if they come out of this mindset they can achieve wonders.
Pranab was speaking after receiving a detailed analysis of India’s performance in the QS BRICS Universities rankings from Mohandas Pai, Chairman of the Indian Centre for Academic Rankings and Excellence (ICARE) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Pai informed the President that IISc was not only ranked fifth among Universities in BRICS nations, but also came first in the parameter pertaining to research papers per faculty. He said 31 Indian Institutions have figured among top 200 in the 2015 QS BRICS Ranking, a rise from 20 in 2014. In the top 400, India has 94 institutions. Pranab said it was a proud moment for him and his associates at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Over the last two-and-a-half years, he has addressed around 100 academic congregations calling upon them to improve their position in global ranking.