IISc emerges as No. 1 Indian University
January 01,2015 11:28AM view : 1227
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has emerged as India's new No 1 in the
latest rankings for universities from BRICS and other emerging economies.
The Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings 2015 has placed Bangalore-based IISc
at No 25 in the overall 100, topped by China's Peking University.
According to the latest rankings, India has four varsities in the top 40 IISc,
IIT Bombay (37), IIT Roorkee (38) and Chandigarh's Panjab University (39) and
seven more in the top 100.
The other seven universities that complete India's tally of 11 institutions in
the 2015 list -- up from 10 last year are: IITs Kharagpur (43), Madras (44), and
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (71), IIT Kanpur (74), Aligarh Muslim University
(78) and IIT Guwahati (98).
Some 22 countries classified as emerging economies by FTSE have been analysed
for the rankings, including Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS).
China has dramatically strengthened its position as the number one nation of the
emerging economies, matching its economic dominance with rapidly improving
The top five after Perking University is completed by China's Tsinghua
University, Turkey's Middle East Technical University, University of Cape Town
and MV Lomonosov Moscow State University, respectively.