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5 IITs in top 20 Brics varsities list

 Top 20 in the world's first dedicated ranking of universities

Five Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are in the top 20 in the world's first dedicated ranking of universities in the BRICS ( Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa ) group of countries.

China's universities dominated the table with 40 universities featured in the top 100, 22 in the top 50 and 4 in the top 5 with Tsinghua University being ranked the best university. According to the "QS University rankings : BRICS" to be announced to Tuesday, Russia has 19 of its universities in the top 100, Brazil 17, India 16 and South Africa 8 in the list.
IIT-Delhi takes the top ranking (13) among Indian universities followed by IIT-Mumbai (15), IIT-Madras (16), IIT-Kanpur (17) and IIT-Kharagpur (18). There is then a huge gap on that merit list when it comes to Indian entries. The next rank for an Indian University is once again  IIT-Rourkee (34) and IIT-Guwahati(51).

University of Calcutta is ranked 52nd best in BRICS followed by University of Delhi at 53. University of Mumbai ranked 62, University of Hyderabad 64, University of Madras  70, Benaras Hindu University 85, IIT-Allahabad 92, University of Pune 94 with Manipal University taking the 100th spot.

The QS World University Rankings published recently also featured 11 Indian Institutions in the top 800 with the highest ranking going to IIT-Delhi which was placed 222 in the list. Two other institutions made in to the top 300 - IIT Bombay (233) and IIT Kanpur (295). IIT-Madras was ranked 313 while IIT-Kharagpur stood at 346. India scored just 2.4 when it came to International faculty in its colleges while the average global count was 38.1 in 2013. When it came to International Students, India's points were miserably low - at 3.1 as against an average global score of 37.9. 

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