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November 23, 2017

QS BRICS University Rankings 2018 Announced. University of Delhi tops traditional universities from India.

Delhi University, QS BRICS University Rankings

Photo: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the degree certificate to a student at the 94th Annual Convocation of the University of Delhi, in New Delhi on November 18, 2017. (Image Credit: Press Information Bureau, Government of India.)

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the University of Delhi is in many ways the University of India. Every state and region of our country is represented here. Each year thousands of eager young boys and girls travel to Delhi and apply to the University of Delhi or its affiliated colleges.

“Graduating from the University of Delhi has given you a firm foundation.” “It has empowered you to achieve more and aim higher as you walk into the world outside,” the President told the new graduates.

London, November 23, 2017 — Over 300 universities from India, China, Russia, South Africa and Brazil have been observed and graded for the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking, one of the global prestigious rankings.

China occupies seven of the top 10 positions in BRICS, while its Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Fudan University get the top three ranks with the country.

Unsurprisingly, China is the most represented country in this year’s ranking, followed by Russia. By contrast, only 12 South Africa universities are included, the highest-ranked of these being the University of Cape Town in 19th place - a fall of five places since last year.

As with the top 10, there is little movement in the top 50, with only four universities breaking in since last time. Those institutions are: National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Tomsk Polytechnic University (both based in Russia), Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (both Brazil).

From India, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has secured ninth rank followed by IISc, Bangalore (10), IIT Delhi (15) and IIT Madras (18).

Among India’s traditional universities, University of Delhi is at the top position within the country, followed by University of Calcutta.

In India, the QS University Ranking BRICS 2018 edition was unveiled today at an event in New Delhi by Professor (Dr.) V.S. Chauhan, Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC).

“Role of ranking in terms of students getting to know about the institutions can’t be negated, but also sometimes overplayed. Rankings are relevant for institutions and most importantly because of the rankings what happened in India is that institutions have started to look at themselves,” said Dr. Chauhan.

“Indian education has expanded and we are trying to change a lot of regulations which are made long ago. In this there is space for rankings and the government is also realising this that the universities are a matter of prestige for the country,” he added.

Chauhan, while noting that the country is at a very early stage of its universities coming of age, said, “We will celebrate that day when of 350 universities 150 of them will be Indian institutions in the BRICS rankings.”

Based on eight performance indicators, namely academic reputation, employer reputation, proportion of staff with a PhD, faculty/student ratio, research publications, citation rates, proportion of international faculty, and proportion of international students, the ranking provides insights into the relative strengths and weaknesses of leading institutions in the five countries.



  1. Tsinghua University — China
  2. Peking University — China
  3. Fudan University — China
  4. University of Science and Technology of China — China
  5. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russia
  6. Zhejiang University — China
  7. Shanghai Jiao Tong University — China
  8. Nanjing University — China
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) — India
  10. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore — India
  11. Novosibirsk State University — Russia
  12. Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) — Brazil
  13. Saint Petersburg State University — Russia
  14. Universidade de São Paulo — Brazil
  15. Wuhan University — China
  16. Sun Yat-sen University — China
  17. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) — India
  18. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) — India
  19. University of Cape Town — South Africa
  20. Harbin Institute of Technology — China



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