India is the country with greatest number of universities, But at the same time people do not search for numbers but they search for the greatness of quality education given in these universities. In this article you will read about the top universities in India for education. So here we go with the list of top universities of India:
Top Universities in India
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
The Indian Institute of Technology is one of the finest institutions of India and is renowned for its excellence all around the world. This institution guarantees the placement to eligible students.
In 1946, a committee was established to explore the setting up of technical institutions for higher education for post war industrial development. The first IIT was established in May 1950 in Kharagpur, West Bengal at Hijli Destination camp. Today the IIT have 16 institutes and is offering degree in under graduate, integrated post graduate and post graduate degrees in over 25 different engineering, technology and business subjects. Today IIT is believed, the gate of success for a student if he/she gets selected in it.
There are 16 institutes of IIT in India which are located at following destinations and were built in the mentioned years:
- Kharagpur (1950)
- Bombay (1958), now called IIT Mumbai
- Madras (1959), now called IIT Chennai
- Kanpur (1960)
- Delhi (1961)
- Guwahati (1994)
- Roorkee (2001)
University of Delhi
It attracts most of the outsiders by its 15 percent quota in admission. It was established in year 1922 in Delhi and offers large number of Graduate and post graduate courses. The president of India is its visitor, Vice president of India is its Chancellor and chief justice of Supreme Court of India is its pro chancellor. During the foundation of university, only three colleges existed in Delhi namely-
- St. Stephens College (1881)
- Hindu College (1889)
- Ramjas College (1917)
At present, there are 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognised institutes spread all over Delhi, with 132435 regular students (UG: 114494,PG:17941) and 261169 students (UG:258831,PG:2338) in Correspondence education programme.
Some of the top colleges in Delhi University are
- St. Stephens College
- Ramjas College
- Hindu College
- Kirorimal College
- Miranda House
- Keshav Mahavidyalaya
- Hansraj College
It is a deemed university located in Manipal, Karnataka with over 26000 students over 54 countries. The university has branch campuses in Bangalore, Mangalore, Jaipur, Dubai, Malaysia and Antigua. It is also the member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It has 19 colleges and 7 departments in it. Some of the top colleges in this university are:
- Kasturba Medical College
- Manipal Life Science Center
- Manipal College of Dental Sciences
- Manipal Institute of Technology
It was formerly called Perarignar Anna University of Technology (PAUT). It is ranked at 9th position among the topmost University of India. It was renamed as Anna University on 4th September, 1978. It has around 250 colleges in Tamil Nadu. This university also comprises of world’s oldest building which is 218 years old.
Some of the popular colleges of Anna University are:
- College of Engineering
- Institute of Remote Sensing
- Alagappa College of Technology
- Madras Institute of Technology
Jawahar Lal Nehru University
JNU is a public undertaking University in New Delhi. In the year 2012, National Assessment and Accreditation Council graded 3.9 out of 4 to this university- which is highest received grade by any university. It ranks second in public universities in India. The university is organised into 10 schools and 18 constituent institutes with collaboration with 71 universities around the world.
University of Mumbai
The MU was established on 18July, 1857. It is one of the oldest state universities in India. Mumbai University is mainly located in 6 main districts of India namely- Navi Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Konkan, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. It offers doctorate, graduate and post graduate courses along with diplomas and certified courses.
Banaras Hindu University
BHU is another public central university, established in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malviya. It is the largest residential university of Asia. It is divided into 4 institutes and 14 faculties with students of 34 nations. BHU was included as IIT in 2012.
Aligarh Muslim University
AMU is another public university which is funded by central government of India. It was established in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan with the name- Madrasatul Uloom Musalmanan-e-Hind, which later changed to Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College). It was called Aligarh Muslim University in 1920. It offers more than 300 courses to students all over the world.