Top 10 Universities in India

Indian universities, public or private, offers quality education to aspirants in various fields like engineering, medical, agricultural, aeronautics, management etc.

Majority of Universities in India are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), a statutory organization that maintains the quality of education given in the universities.

The rising demand for higher education in India has led to a strong economic growth, an improved infrastructure and quality education over the years. Here is the detailed list of top 10 Universities in India.

1. IIT-Bombay

iit bombayThe Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay is one of the finest institute of India, which was established in the year 1958. IIT Bombay offers the comprehensive educational degree in B.Tech, M. Tech, M.Sc., MPhil, Master of Management, Master of Design and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


2. IIT-Delhi

IIT Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi is a government university which began as ‘The College of Engineering & Technology’ in 1960 and was later renamed as Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1963.

IIT Delhi offers various undergraduate, Dual degree and postgraduate programmes in the field of Engineering, and other degrees like M.Sc, MPhil, MBA, PhD, etc.


3. IIT-Kanpur

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including: B. Tech., M. Tech. and degrees in Humanities, Social sciences, Science, Management, Design and other interdisciplinary fields.

The Indian Institute of Technology is a government university, established in 1959.


4. IIT-Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is a government institution established in 1951.

The institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes, including some specialized courses, in the field of engineering & technology.


5. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore

indian-institute-of-scienceIISc is a prestigious university in India, which was established in 1909 with an active support from Jamshetji Tata and therefore is also locally known as the “Tata Institute”.

Degrees offered by the institute can be broadly classified into two categories: Degrees by Research such as PhD, BS (core science and interdisciplinary topics) and MS (Engg.), and degrees by coursework such as M.E., M.Tech, MBA, M.Des etc.


6. Delhi University (DU)


DU offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field of arts, law, science, social science, commerce and business, interdisciplinary and applied sciences, management, mathematical sciences, medical sciences, technology etc.

The University of Delhi, also referred as “Delhi University” or “DU”, is a public central university, established in 1922.


7. IIT Roorkee


The fifth most renowned IIT in our list of top 10 Universities in India is IIT, Roorkee. It was formerly known as Thomason College of Civil Engineering, which was later renamed as University of Roorkee.


8. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

jnuJawaharlal Nehru University is a public central university located in New Delhi and is ranked 8th in the list of top 10 best universities in India.

It is the second most prestigious university in Delhi, that offers courses in various stream including: Arts and Aesthetics, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, International Studies, Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Law and Governance, Sanskrit Studies etc.

JNU was founded by Indira Gandhi and was established in 1969 through a Parliament Act.


9. Banaras Hindu University (BHU)


Banaras Hindu University is next on this list, which was established in the year 1916. BHU offer courses in the field of engineering, science, linguistics, performing arts, law, medicine etc.

The university is spread over an area of 1300 acres, and is considered as one of the largest residential university of India, with over 60 hostels for resident students.


10. Panjab University


10th position is occupied by Panjab University, one of the oldest universities of India, established in 1882. It comprises of 78 teaching and research departments and 15 Centers/Chairs for teaching and research at the main campus in Chandigarh.


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