UoH among the top 9% Institutions in BRICS Rankings
No.1 among all Indian Universities

The University of Hyderabad (UoH) is now among the top 9% of the Institutions ranked by QS in BRICS Rankings 2019. Of the 400 higher education institutions ranked in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), UoH is ranked at 36.

This is the first time that the University has found a place in the rankings since it is released every year from 2014. The University also emerges as the top-ranked university in the India-specific rankings released by QS. While it has been ranked seventh among all Indian institutions, all the others ranked above it are IISc and IITs.


The parameters on which the rankings were done include Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student Ratio, Staff with PhD, Citations per Paper, Papers per Faculty, International Faculty and International Students.

The UoH has an overall score of 69.6 out of 100. UoH got 99.6 on 100 in the Staff with PhD parameter followed by 95.8 on 100 in faculty Student ratio; 87.6 on 100 in Papers per Faculty and 81.8 on 100 in Citations per paper.

While responding to these rankings Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor, UoH says, “I am happy that the University of Hyderabad is doing well and has been ranked among the top institutions among the BRICS countries. It is also heartening to note that UoH is top-ranked multidisciplinary University in the country. While we can be happy about our performance, it will put more responsibility on the University to better its performance to achieve higher standards. I congratulate all faculty, staff, students and alumni for this achievement. We need to focus on improving on all parameters to be among the world’s best institutions”, he added.

QS World University Rankings is a publication of university rankings, published annually by British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).