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India takes 16 places among top 200 universities in BRICS and Emerging Economies

Today:- New Delhi, Dec – The Times Higher Education today publishes the 2016 rankings of the world’s best universities in the BRICS and Emerging Economies. India takes 16 places in this year’s ranking with the Indian Institute of Science making its debut in the Top 20 (16th) and the Indian Institute of Bombay makes the Top 30 (29th) but investment and international collaboration will be required if Indian universities are to compete with those of other BRICS nations.

China dominates the rankings, with institutions occupying first and second places, half the Top 10 and 39 places in the Top 200. Taiwan comes a distant second with 24 universities in the Top 200 and India is the third best represented country. The 2016 rankings include 200 institutions from 35 countries, up from 100 from 18 countries in 2015

Indian Institute of Science makes its debut in top 20 at 16th place but India must work harder to compete with other developing nations.
India, Brazil, Russia and China all gain strength while South Africa maintains a strong performance.
Times Higher Education partners with the O.P Jindal Global University to release rankings in India for the first time.

Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings editor says: 
“It is good news for India that 16 of its institutions feature in this year’s list of the best universities in the BRICS nations and emerging economies. However, India will have to work harder to compete with other developing nations, such as Russia, which have a higher proportion of institutions in the upper echelons of the table. India is the only BRICS nation without a university in the top ten.”

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION BRICS & EMERGING ECONOMIES UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2016 – INDIA’S 16 REPRESENTATIVES
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Mr. Naveen Jindal, Founding Chancellor, O. P. Jindal Global University, added: “The need of the hour today is to determine that higher education and its best results accrue to every citizen who aspires for a better and fuller life. I am happy that the Times Higher Education Rankings for BRICS and Emerging Economies, which are for the first time being declared and announced from India, will prove to be a boost for our education system and act as a catalyst for policy makers to engender positive and meaningful change in this neglected area.”

The International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd) of O.P. Jindal Global University has partnered with Times Higher Education for the BRICS Emerging Economies Summit where the rankings were declared for this year.

Speaking about the partnership Professor Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University and Director IIHEd said, “The International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building of O.P. Jindal Global university is excited to collaborate with THE to host this summit as it will be the first time that it comes to India.”
Speaking about rankings Professor Kumar said, “I am happy to see Indian Universities gain strength in the 2016 rankings. There is immense need for the Indian Higher Education Institutes to develop and strengthen international collaborations and acquire a global orientation as traditionally they have been inward looking and shrug off global competitiveness. Rankings are not the end but a means to start deliberations for a road map for becoming globally competitive and more accountable.”

Speaking about the performance indicators that the rankings are based on Phil Baty said, “These rankings are based on the same established and trusted thirteen performance indicators used to create the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings, but they are specially calibrated to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies.India spends less than 0.88 per cent of its GDP on science research, compared with 2.76 per cent for the United States and 4.04 per cent for South Korea. With the population of young people in the country continuing to expand resulting in further pressure on resources, it is now more crucial than ever that India invests in research and strengthens its links with other nations. The government has spoken about improving its universities and promised to improve financial support but is yet to implement an initiative in this area. It will need to act, and fast, if it wants to match up against its fellow BRICS nations and other developing markets.”

The BRICS markets gained strength in this year’s rankings and a number of nations outside the BRICS have also had a good year. Chile has six institutions represented (two last year) while Colombia has two universities included (one last year). The National Autonomous University of Mexico (23rd) is the highest ranked Latin American institution outside Brazil. In South Asia, seven Thai universities are ranked (three last year); Malaysia is represented by four universities (one last year) and institutions from Indonesia and Bangladesh are included for the first time.

European countries making their debut in the 2016 ranking include Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Serbia, Cyprus and Greece. Meanwhile, African and Middle Eastern nations represented for the first time include Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Jordan, Qatar and Oman. Egypt returns to the ranking, having had no institutions represented last year.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION BRICS & EMERGING ECONOMIES UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2016 –TOP 10
Copyright Times Higher Education 2015
If any of this or any table is reproduced, you must credit: Times Higher Education and link to the full results and analysis at www.thewur.com

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