The QS BRICS University Rankings 2018 feature 300 top universities from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Following on the heels of regional rankings for Asia, Latin America, the Arab Region and emerging Europe & central Asia (EECA), the BRICS ranking is dominated at the top with Chinese universities. Seven of this year’s top 10 universities are Chinese, with Tsinghua University retaining its number one spot from last year. It’s closely followed by Peking University in second and Fudan University in third, both of which are non-movers.
The BRICS ranking is compiled using eight different indicators, including the ratio of faculty to students, the proportion of academic staff with a PhD and the institution’s reputation among academics and employers. More information about the methodology can be found here.
NIT Rourkela ranks at 126 in this prestigious ranking.
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) has become the first private varsity in Odisha and eastern India to enter into the prestigious QS BRICS University Rankings for 2018.
KIIT has achieved ‘251 – 300’ rank in the report which was published on November 22. Ranked 8th among reputed private institutions in India, KIIT is the youngest university in the country to figure in this prestigious ranking.