Top 20 BRICS Universities list has 4 Indian institutes

Significant achievement

Among the 20 top universities from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi and IIT Madras are from India. The QS BRICS University Rankings 2018 has China’s Tsinghua University at its top. There are as many as seven Chinese universities among the top ten. IIT Bombay is ranked 9th in the list. IISc Bangalore ranks 10th while Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 17th and Indian Institute of Technology Madras is at the 18th position.


The QS BRICS University Rankings 2018 feature 300 top universities from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This year 65 Indian universities are on the list.

The proportion of academic staff with a PhD and the institution’s reputation among academics and employers, the BRICS ranking is compiled in addition to the ratio of faculty to students; Overall, it is done using eight different indicators.

Short Overviews

IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay was the first to be set up with foreign assistance which was established in 1958 and the second of its kind. The funds from UNESCO came as Roubles with the aid of the then Soviet Union. In 1961 Parliament decreed the IITs as ‘Institutes of National Importance’. IITB has grown over the period from power to power to become as one of the top technical universities in the world.

IISC Bangalore

Established in 1909, IISc is India’s leading institution of advanced education and research in the sciences and in engineering. On fundamental investigations and the solution of practical problems in such a setting, IISc has laid equal emphasis from its beginning.

IISc’s reputation and preeminence ensure that it attracts the best of young faculty members trained in the best laboratories around the world. In most areas of the basic and applied sciences, publishing vigorously in premier journals, our faculty, numbering around 500, carries out research across 42 departments.

IIT Delhi

Through excellence in scientific and technical education and research, IIT Delhi has the motive to contribute to India and the World; for industry and society, to serve as a valuable resource; and remain a source of pride for all Indians and to generate new knowledge by engaging in cutting-edge research and to promote academic growth by offering state-of-the-art undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

IIT Madras

Among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras is also the one. For establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India, the German Government offered technical assistance in 1956. In 1959, the first Indo-German agreement in Bonn, West Germany for the establishment of the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras was signed.

With nearly 550 faculties, 8000 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares, IIT Madras is a residential institute. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country.

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