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Research collaborations can boost Indian University rankings-Study,Times BRICS University Rankings 2015

Indian universities and research institutions failed to grab top slots in the ‘Top 100 university rankings for BRICS Countries and Other Emerging Economies (2015)’ report.

highlighting the need for stronger collaborations, a statement said.India’s varsities and research institutions account for 10 percent of the rankings for leading 100 varsities, but did not make the cut for the top 10, said a release by Elsevier. [US News Global University Rankings 2014]

In the study, India’s top institutes only rank 25 or higher. As many as 11 institutes make the cut in the rankings. While Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore clinched the 25th spot, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay and Roorkee ranked at 37th and 38th with Panjab University succeeding them at the 39th spot.

These results underscore the importance of collaborations to enhance India’s research outputs, said Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President, Global Academic Relations Elsevier, in a statement.

“Collaboration (international or corporate university) can significantly boost India’s research performance and will impact rankings positively. Leading science nations, such as US, China and EU have strong high-impact collaboration potential for India,” he said.

The findings and conclusions of the report will be presented by Kolman Jan 4 at the 102nd Indian Science Congress in Mumbai.

According to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015, 11 Indian varsities have found a place in top 100.

Bangalore is the top university from India. It has been placed in top 25th position in the BRICS University Rankings 2015.

The Time BRICS Rankings is powered by Thomson Reuters, includes only institutions from the countries are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education Rankings has been quoted as saying, “India is starting to show its potential in these rankings, increasing its overall representation in this new top-100 list to 11, from 10 last year.”

The list of Indian Universities in Times BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015:

  1. IISc Bangalore in the 25th position
  2. IIT Bombay in the 37th position
  3. IIT Roorkee in the 38th position
  4. Panjab University in the 39th position
  5. IIT Kharagpur in the 43rd position
  6. IIT Madras in the 44th position
  7. IIT Delhi in the 56th position
  8. Jawaharlal Nehru University in the 71st position
  9. IIT Kanpur in the 74th position
  10. Aligarh Muslim University in the 78th position
  11. IIT Guwahati in the 98th position
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