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The good news is that for the first time an India educational institute has entered into the top 10 ranking amongst the 404 universities in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) region. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, is the first Indian educational institution to have entered into the top 10 rankings of QS, a UK based ranking agency that released its latest report. China’s Tsinghua University, Peking University and Fudan University got the top three ranks. They were followed by Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University at 4th position and IISc at the 5th position. “India has seen a rise of more than 50% in the number of institutions listed in the latest ranking of the top 200 universities in BRICS countries,” QS said in its ranking booklet. However, 4 other IITs have entered into the top 20s like last year Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi remained constant at the 13th rank. IIT Bombay, at 16th place, IIT Kanpur at 18th place, IIT Madras at 20th place. Expert from education sector opine that of late there is an awareness among Indian universities the need to perform better in the rankings and they are making efforts to provide structured data and improving the quality of education. Because of ranking system people become more aware of about these institutes these days.