Top 10 University in India

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The national institutional ranking framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by the honourable minister of human resource development. It is a methodology opted by the ministry of human resource development (MHRD), to rank institutions of higher education in India depending on teaching, learning, research, professional practice, graduation, outcome, perception etc.

1. Indian Institute of Science

It is also known as IISc. It is established in the year 1909 in Bangalore, Karnataka. The institute has six academic divisions and 45 academic departments. Admission to this University is held via online mode based on the merit in qualifying entrance exams for respective courses. It has a self-contained campus that comprises travel agencies, photo studio, book shops, dry cleaners, eateries etc. It also provides health care facilities, along with seminar halls, gyms, auditorium and hostel facilities. It offers several courses for higher education like UG courses, PG courses, PhD etc.


2. Jawaharlal Nehru University

It is established in 1969, Delhi. Jawaharlal Nehru University offers over 106 courses across 11 streams at UG, PG, and PhD level. It is recognized with the status of “ University of Excellence” along with other academic centres which are recognized as centres of excellence by the University Grants Commission( UGC). Moreover, JNU has granted recognition and accreditation to over 18 defence and research and development institutions. It was also granted the ‘ Best University Award’ by the president of India in 2017. JNU comprises 13 schools, 55 centres, and 7 special centres. JNU admission process for various courses begins in March every year. For a majority of courses, admissions are done through computer-based tests.


3. Banaras Hindu University- Varanasi

It is founded in 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya with the cooperation of Dr Annie Besant. It is formerly known as Central Hindu College. BHU has 14 faculties, 140 departments, 4 interdisciplinary centres, 3 constituent schools, a constituent women’s college. The University offers 352 courses across 16 streams, and the admission process is online.

4. University of Hyderabad

It is established in 1974, and the president of India felicitated it with Visitor’s award for the best central university in India in 2015. It is also well known for its research Centre. Mainly it is a postgraduate university, but offers M Phil and PhD programmes of 18 months and 5 years, respectively. The admission process for all the courses is entrance-based. For some of the courses, national-level entrance examination scores are also considered.


5. Calcutta University

It is established in 1957. It offers UG, PG Doctoral, Diploma and certificate courses in the fields of arts, science, engineering, commerce, law, management, journalism etc. Admission is based on merits and entrance exam scores. 

6. Jadavpur University

It is a state-level research university located in Kolkata. It has two campuses; the main campus is at Jadavpur and the new campus is at Salt Lake. It offers UG, PG, research courses in different streams.

7. Vellore Institute of Technology

VIT has stellar placements stats that have been recorded in the Limica books of records for the highest number of recruitments. It offers admission to MBA, MCA, MTech, MSc, and other courses. 

8. Presidency University

It is located in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was formerly known as ‘Hindoo College’ in 1817 and later changed to ‘Presidency University in 2010. It also offers various courses of UG, PG and research levels. WBJEEB releases the application for Presidency university. The admission process is based on entrance marks.


9. University of Delhi

It is one of the first educational institutions in India and granted the status of ‘ Institute of Eminence ’. It has more than 90 affiliated colleges, 15 faculties, and 16 departments. The admission process depends upon the course opted. Admission is held via entrance tests as well as merit-based selection.


10. Vishwa Bharati University

Establishes by noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore in the year 1921, in Santi Niketan, West Bengal. It is a Central University and offers multiple programs at UG, PG, MPhil, PhD and Diploma levels in various streams like arts, humanities, mass communication, etc. Admission is held by an entrance exam and merit-based selection of students.


By – Sanchayita Chattopadhyay

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