Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) has secured top position in India and moved up to rank 9 in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings BRICS. The results of BRICS university rankings 2018 were announced on Wednesday, November 22, 2018 by QS, a global higher education analysis.
Since its last appearance in 2016/17 in the rankings, the Institute has moved up 4 places. IIT Bombay's overall score is 83.6 out of 100. The Institute has a score of 98.1 in academic reputation, 99.7 in employer reputation, 47.8 in faculty student ratio, 96.9 in staff with PhD, 53.6 in citations per paper, 95.4 in papers per faculty, 15.4 in international faculty and 7.6 in international students, all scores out of a maximum of 100. Among these ten parameters, Employer Reputation indicated the strongest one for IIT Bombay with a rank of 8 in BRICS.
On this significant achievement, Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay said “The ranking is a reflection of the excellent progress being made by the Institute in its core areas of work: teaching and research. I am grateful for the sincere efforts of faculty, staff, students, alumni and well-wishers of the Institute”.
The Institute performed among the top 3% in the QS BRICS Region University Rankings. Considering there are approximately 9,000 universities regionally, this made IIT Bombay one of the top 1.0% universities in BRICS rankings.