Manipal only private university among top 100 in BRICS rankings

September 17, 2013

Manipal only private university among top 100 in BRICS rankings

Manipal Academy of Higher Education breaks into international rankings among the top 100 universities in BRICS nations. The QS University Rankings: BRICS rankings were announced by UK-based QS Quacquarelli Symonds in Russia.

Reacting to the announcement, Chancellor Dr Ramdas M Pai said, “While I have reason to be happy, this will be an impetus to strive for even better performance in the future.”

Vice Chancellor, Dr K Ramnarayan said, “Our endeavour to be a world class university through education and research has begun to show results. The core functions of our university are better reflected in this BRICS QS Ranking. Now that we have a foothold, we will do our best to move up the ladder.”  

Zoya Zaitseva, Project Director for QS University Rankings: BRICS, said that BRICS countries are investing heavily in higher education and research. “The new ranking will increase their visibility and allow these universities to become more recognised on a global level,” she added.

The rankings are a first for BRICS countries, and Manipal Academy of Higher Education is the only private university to be featured in the list. It is a testimony to the progress made by the University through the years.

The ranking is determined by a university’s score in the following metrics: academic reputation is 30 per cent; employer reputation, from the QS global employer survey is 20 per cent; faculty-student ratio and citations per paper, both contribute 10 per cent of the score. 5 per cent is awarded for proportion of international faculty and international students.
Added to this are papers per faculty, worth 10 per cent of the total score, and staff with PhD is given another 10 per cent.

“The proposal is to use a methodology that is comparable with some of the existing exercises; probably closest in nature to what we are doing in our Latin America Ranking with some additional data particularly PhD-qualified faculty,” said Ben Sowter, head of the QS Intelligence Unit.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education has set new standards of excellence in this field too.