Top 25 Universities in India with their NIRF Rankings

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Each year National Institutional Ranking Framework under the Ministry of HRD releases a list of top universities. Let’s see which are the top 25 universities in India with their NIRF ranking.

The ecosystem of the educational system has been tremendously evolved over the past few years. India is a fast developing economy and with an enormous increase in its population, many new universities and colleges have emerged, out of which some are privately owned and some are owned by our government.

Are you searching for the best universities in India? Numerous highly-rated universities are not less than any big international university.

NRIF rankings were released on 8th April 2019 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework at Vigyan Bhavan Delhi for the current year 2019. The three top-rated universities in India that are being ranked highest among all from the last 4 years are IISC Bangalore, Jawaharlal University (JNU), and Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

Several highly respected and renowned academic and educational communities in India including universities, colleges, medical colleges, law schools, and engineering schools are administering prestigious programs such as Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. However, you should be aware of that list of top-rated universities in order to ensure that you have chosen among the best universities in India.

Note: We have created this list based on the NRIF 2019 university rankings

NRIF Ranking Parameters

Before we get to know the list of best Indian universities, let’s get to know of the NIRF ranking parameter. Each parameter consists of ranking criteria along with the certain weight of marks assigned to each one of them.

NIRF Ranking Parameter NIRF Ranking Criteria Marks Assigned Total Marks Assigned
Research and Professional Practice (RP) Combined metric for publications (PU) 30 100
Combined metric for quality of publications (QP) 40
IPR and patents: Filed, published, granted and licensed (IPR) 15
The footprint of projects and professional practice and executive development programmes (FPPP) 15
Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR) Student Strength including doctoral students (SS) 20 100
Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty  (FSR) 30
Combined metric for faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and experience (FQE) 20
Total budget and its utilisation (CBTU) 30
Graduation Outcome (GO) Combined % for placement, higher studies, and entrepreneurship (GPHE) 40 100
Metric for university examinations (GUE) 15
Median Salary 20
Metric for graduating students admitted into top universities (GTOP) 15
Metric for number of PhD students graduated (GPHD) 10
Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) Percentage of students from other states/ countries [Region Diversity (RD)] 100
Percentage of women (WF) + (WS) + (WA)
Economically and socially challenged students (ESCS)
Facilities for physically challenged students (PCS)
Perception (PR) Peer Perception: Employers and research investors (PREMP) 25 100
Peer perception: Academics (PRACD) 25
Public perception (PRPUB) 25
Competitiveness (PRCMP) 25

How to ensure the university you have chosen is right for you?

Exploring what universities can you opt for getting admission into? We understand that it might be a tedious task for you to select a university out of bountiful options available in front of you. We have tried and hope we have succeeded in solving this problem of every reader by accumulating all the requisite information under one roof (in this article).

We have compared all the universities on all crucial grounds and have made this list after doing extensive research. The best 25 universities are listed below-

Top 25 Universities in India with their NIRF Rankings

1) Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore

IISC was founded in 1909, whereas granting university status in 1958. It was established with the combined efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Maharaja of Mysore, and the Indian Government. Hence, it is also called Tata institute.

This university has maintained its top-ranking for science and technology from the last couple of years by conducting high-impact research and imparting world-class higher education.

During its initial phase, this institute commenced with only 2 departments that are Electrical Technology and General & Applied Technology. But later on, the organic chemistry department was also developed. If we talk about the current scenario, this university offers several courses and has developed more than 40 departments.

IISC offers some of the facilities that can be availed by other students such as they can have access to bookshops, convenience store, gym, hospital, music room, sports complex, and library. It even offers hostel facilities for male and female students. Moreover, it also gives access to married students who can avail of limited accommodation. IISC is UGC certified and is the member of Association of Indian Universities.

Courses Offered

Diploma, PG Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral programs.

Admission Criteria

The minimum qualification required for Undergraduate programs is 12th pass with at least 60% aggregate marks for these 3 subjects- Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.

Whereas, candidates need to possess a bachelor’s degree in Technology or Engineering for opting PG course.

Academic Faculties

Design, Engineering, Management, and Science

How to get admission in IISC Bangalore?

The candidates aspiring to opt for UG research program course, need to qualify JEE Mains and JEE advanced with a NEET entrance exam with at least 60% marks.

Whereas, qualifying GMAT or CAT entrance examination is mandatory for candidates opting for getting admission to PG courses. Ph.D. aspirers require to qualify the GATE or NET entrance exam. The cut off list is set by the admissions authorities of the institute for all the entrance exams.

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2) Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNU University is counted as one of the recognized universities in India. It was established in 1969 and is known for its research facilities and teaching qualities. It was awarded as the top-rated University of India by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).

This university has even collaborated with international universities for conducting various research conferences and projects. JNU University holds active MoUs with Indian and global universities for faculty and student exchange programs. Certain global degree programs in this university are taught and hosted as per the Indian segment.

Just like the IISC university, it also offers its students to avail facilities like hospitals, convenience stores, auditorium, library, cafeteria, sports complex, and well-equipped labs. Not only this, JNU is capable of accommodating 5500  students in its well-furnished hostels, and a completely separate complex for married students. This university is UGC (University Grants Commission) certified and a member of AIU (Association of Indian Universities).

Courses Offered

Includes an array of courses at Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG), and Doctorate (Ph.D.) Level.

Admission Criteria

You need to be 12th pass from a recognized board like CBSE or any other if you want admission in this university for an undergraduate course. For a PG program, you need to be a graduate from a recognized college/university.

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Academic Faculties

Apart from offering courses in International Studies, Molecular medicine, and Sanskrit Studies, JNU is skilled in teaching Humanities and Social Science, Law, IT, and Software.

How to get Admission in JNU university?

Candidates applying for admission to any UG or PG course require to appear for a Computer Based Test (CPT) and get admissions in these courses as per the marks obtained in CBT.

For the applicants who are applying for M.phil or Ph.D. programs, are invited for a viva voce exam. However, before this, even they need to appear for CBT tests in which they need to achieve 50% marks (in case of general category) and 45% marks (in case of ST/SC/OBC/PWD category). The selection of the candidates is done based on the average of CBT and viva-voce marks obtained.

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3) Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

BHU was formerly known as Central Hindu College was founded and established in 1916 by Madan Mohan and Annie Besant. It is situated in Uttar Pradesh with a vast landholding of more than 2700 acre campus area at district Mirzapur.

BHU comprises of 140 departments, 14 faculties, 3 institutes, 4 interdisciplinary centers, 3 constituent schools, and one constituent college. This university also has ample specialized research centers, 10 departments under the special assistance program, and 6 centers of advanced studies.

This university includes certain privileges for the students such as having access to the sports complex, gym, hospital, library, cafeteria, shuttle service, and dance room. Also, it provides a separate hostel facility for all boys and girls. BHU has labeled as UGC approved and is Grade A accredited by NAAC.

Courses Offered

Apart from UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses, it also offers Special Courses (PG), Research Programmes, and Diploma Programmes.

Admission Criteria

10+2 Examinations from a certified board for getting admission in UG courses and a UG degree from a reputed college/university for PG courses.

Academic Faculties

Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Commerce, Education, Law, and Visual Arts.

How to get admission in BHU university?

By clearing through the National-Level postgraduate (PET) or Undergraduate (UET), BHU conducts your entrance exams and as a candidate, you need to go through the entire registration process. Once its completed, based on your entrance test’s performance and eligibility criteria, the fulfillment of the program is specified.

This university offers admission to B.Tech and B. Pharm programs depending upon JEE scores. Whereas, GATE score is considered to get admission in M. Pharm and M.Tech. CAT scores are examined for getting qualifying to the MBA entrance test. While Ph.D. relies upon application seeker’s performance in NET (National Eligibility Test) and CRET (Common Research Entrance Test) score. Pre-Medical Tests (PMT) are conducted for IMS admissions.

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4) University Of Hyderabad

University Of Hyderabad

The University of Hyderabad was founded and established in 1974, as a central university at Gachibowli, the IT hub of Hyderabad. Its main campus comprises of certain conveniences which students have access to such as ATM’s, Shopping centre, food court, Post office, BSNL office, sports complex, hospital, library, and cafeteria.

There is a reservation quota for every course based on which this university has 15% seats belong to SC, 7.5% of seats are reserved for ST, and 27% of seats are kept for OBC candidates.

It comprises 10 hostels in which boys are accommodated in 7 hostels and girls are accommodated in 3 of them. It is recognized by NAAC and UGC. It is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth University (ACU) and Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Courses Offered

It offers several types of UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D., M.Tech and integrated PG courses.

Admission Criteria

Getting selected for UG courses require to clear an entrance exam that its academic faculty conducts. The candidates opting for PG courses are required to complete 3 years bachelor’s course from a recognized college or university.

Academic Faculties

This university has plentiful schools of study, more than any other university which includes Mathematics and Statistics, Humanities, Life Sciences, Management Studies, Engineering Sciences, Social Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Medical Sciences, Engineering Sciences & Technology, Computer/Information Sciences, and Economics.

How to get admission in the University of Hyderabad?

Applicants who are seeking to get admission for MA, M.Sc, MFA, and integrated MA/M.Sc programs are evaluated based on this university’s entrance exam. All the courses have different eligibility criteria based on which you are selected for the course you have opted for. If you want to check out the entire list for all the course eligibility criteria, you can check it out here.

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5) Calcutta University

Calcutta University

It is one of the oldest universities in India as it was established in 1857. The Calcutta University is ranked at 1st position among the state universities QS India university rankings of the current year 2019.

Some of the reputed alumni of this esteemed university include Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Swami Vivekanand, Bankimchandra Chatterjee, Satyendranath Bose, Meghnad Saha, and Shyamaprasad Mukherjee.  Apart from these famous alumni, highly-reputed professors of the university include Rabindranath Tagore, Sarvelpalli Radhakrishnan, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Henry Stephen, and Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman.

Calcutta University can accommodate 1550 students in total. It’s structure consists of 16 Halls and Hostels. The hostels are separate for boys and girls. It provides certain other facilities to students including access to the library, sports complex, hospital, auditorium, and gym.

It is accredited by Grade A NAAC and known as a centre with the potential for excellence by the UGC.

Courses Offered

It offers UG, Diploma, PG, PG Diploma, Doctoral, and Certificate Courses.

Admission Criteria

A bachelor’s degree is required from a recognized university or college for getting admission to PG courses in this university. Whereas, a candidate must have cleared 12th class examination to be eligible for all UG courses from a recognized board.

Academic Faculties

This university has an array of courses in the field of Arts, Commerce, Agriculture, Engineering and Technology, Journalism and Library Science, Social Welfare and Business Management, Education, Fine Arts, Law and science, and Home Science.

What is the Admission Process for Calcutta University?

60% of the seats in all courses are reserved for CU (Calcutta University) students and 40 % are for students from different universities. The admissions to UG and PG programs seats are undergone through an entrance test. CU university conducts a Research Eligibility Test (RET) to select the students for all Ph.D. courses.

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6) Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Jadavpur University was established by the government of Bengal in 1906 and is located in Varanasi.  NIRF has ranked JU university at 12th among all other engineering institutes in India and was ranked 84th among the best 200 countries across Asia. Moreover, it got the 11th position in EDU RAND (Engineering College Rankings 2015).

Although, there ample amenities for students in this university like they have access to Bookstore, Open-Air theatre, A/C classrooms, labs, hospitals, cafeteria, Wi-Fi campus, Auditorium, and sports complex. It is also inclusive of 13 hostels on campus, amongst which 4 hostels are for girls and 9 for boys. The research scholars get entirely a separate hostel facility.

JU University collaborates with several international and national colleges, and universities to give you a unified experience. This university is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Courses Offered

Offers an array of courses including UG, PG, and Ph.D. (such as M.Phil) courses.

Admission Criteria

An independent body conducts all UG courses through the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination. Whereas, only those students could opt for PG courses who can attain minimum marks in GATE results. Self-sponsored and even the ones sponsored by industry are allowed to get admission in this university.

Academic Faculties

Numerous courses are available in the field of Science, Engineering, Arts, and Technology.

How to get admission in JU university?

Candidates who are applying for UG courses will be judged based on their WBJEE NATA scorecard. Those who are opting for PG courses will be based on GATE, GPAT, and WBJECA.

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7) Anna University

Anna University

Anna University was founded in 1978 and is named after former CM of Tamil Nadu Late Dr. C.N Annadurai. Anna university is located in Chennai. It provides an opportunity for all its students to acquire high-quality education in the fields of engineering, applied sciences, architecture, and technology.

Anna university comprises eight faculties, 13 constituent colleges, and the total number of affiliated colleges are 593.

Its main campus is spread over in 189 acres of land. Whereas, the second campus naming Madras Institute of Technology is not that big as it holds up 52 acres of land. The third campus is covered in 5 acres of land in Chennai.

This university includes a new hostel for students admitted under NRI /  CIWGC / FN categories. It also enables students to access their Wi-Fi campus area, library, sports complex, hospital, auditorium, and convenience store.

It is certified by UGC and NAAC.

Courses Offered

It offers numerous courses including 29 UG, 90 PG in various disciplined in the university departments. Whereas, 41 UG and 57 PG programs are offered in affiliated institutions.

Admission Criteria

Candidates are required to clear class 12th from a certified board and they need to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university to apply for PG programs.

Academic Faculties

The university holds an acute specialization in Architecture, Engineering, Technology, and Applied Sciences.

How can you get admission in Anna university?

COE (Controller of Examination) plays a significant role in the selection process. Candidates applying for the UG engineering course get admission based on the marks obtained in the higher secondary exam. While, if you are opting for a PG engineering course in his university, the CEO will judge your GATE or TANCET performance.

For M.Phil or Ph.D. programs, you need to clear the entrance exam and personal interview round, which are conducted by the faculty members of the university.

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8) Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

This university was established in 2003 and is located on the outskirts of Bangalore city in Ksavanahalli. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham offers all the courses under the Business and Philosophy, Art & Culture, and Schools of Engineering.

One of the best parts about this university is that it offers Ph.D. programs in 4 major disciplines. It has a capacity of holding up to 3500 students in which it has kept the hostels separate for boys and girls. Moreover, it has additional facilities that can be availed by students such as a library, gym, sports complex, convenience store, auditorium, bank & ATM, and guest house.

It has 6 campuses spread over in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. A charitable organization (Mata Amritanandamayi Math) is responsible for the management of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University.

This university was accredited by NAAC with Grade A in 2009 and was ranked at 8th position the current year among all the Indian Universities. It is UGC recognized as well.

Courses Offered

It offers bountiful courses for UG, PG, and Doctoral/Ph.D. programs.

Admission Criteria

The applicant must have cleared 12th examination in order to opt for UG courses in this university. As far as PG courses are concerned, the aspirants must have scored minimum marks in GATE and CAT, required to qualify for PG courses.

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Academic Faculties

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has skilled staff which is specialized in Engineering, Dentistry, Business, Medicine, Information Technology, Journalism, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Teacher Education, Social Work, Ayurveda, Nanoscience, Hospital Management, Visual Media Studies, Mass Communication, Microbiology, Arts and Sciences.

How to get admission in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham university?

This university selects the aspirants based on the marks obtained by them in their entrance exam. One has to score at least 60% marks. The final selection is based on the GD and Personal Interview round.

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9) Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

It is considered to be one of the best universities in Karnataka. It is situated in Udupi district. It boasts over 27000 students from more than 55 countries who bare residing and getting educated in this immaculate university. It is known for its comprehensive engineering streams offerings including Electrical, Computer Science, Building Science, Mechanical, and Chemical.

This university ensures a coherent learning experience by providing SLCM (Students Life Cycle Management) to all its students. This makes easy for all stakeholders by granting them easy online access to academic information. It has its off-campus located in Bangalore and Mangalore in India. It also has an international campus in UAE (Dubai) & Malaysia (Melaka).

Manipal Academy of Higher Education offers a separate hostel facility for boys, girls, and students who have come from abroad. Furthermore, this university offers technical and cultural clubs exclusively for the students inclined towards Arts, Dance, Theatre, and Music.

It is UGC approved and accredited by Grade A by NAAC.

Courses Offered

Offers various types of UG, PG, Doctoral, M.Phil, Diploma, and Super-Speciality programs.

Admission Criteria

An aspirant is required to obtain a minimum of 45% marks in 12th examination for getting selected for UG courses. A bachelor’s degree is a requisite from a recognized university for an aspirant who wants to opt for a PG course.

Academic Faculties

It offers an array of courses across various sectors including Health, Dentistry, Travel & Tourism, European Studies, Humanities, Life Sciences, Medicine, European Studies and Foreign Language, Engineering, Management, Nursing, and Pharmacy.

How to get admission in Manipal Academy of Higher University?

For the general category, the candidates are selected based on the ranking achieved in the All India Manipal Entrance Test (MET). For foreigners / NRI category their selection depends on the marks obtained by them in an entrance examination.

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10) Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

It is one of the renowned universities in India which was established in 1949 under the Poona University Act and is located in the north-western part of Pune. This university is also referred to as the Oxford of the east. The university is spread over in vast areas or more than 400 acres of land in which there are 46 academic departments located.

This university was ranked 4th in Maharashtra and 10th in NIRF rankings of country. It is also linked with more than 700 affiliated collages and above 300 research institutes.

It offers various facilities to its students such as 24×7 Health centre, inter-city bus service, student’s facilitation centre, and international student’s centre. It can accommodate more than 1200 students in which 6 hostels are designated for girls and 7 are designated to boys. Furthermore, it has 34 well-furnished guest house inclusive of dining facilities.

It is accredited by Grade A NAAC and approved by UGC.

Courses Offered

It includes all major streams of all types of UG, PG, and Doctorate programs.

Admission Criteria

An aspirant must require to attain 50% marks from a recognized board ion 12th class examination for fixing their seat for a UG course. The same goes for PG courses, a candidate must need to score at least 50% marks in graduation, that too from a recognized university.

Academic Faculties

It enables its students to learn about multiple fields of study including Fine Arts, Programming Arts, Arts, Physical Education, Commerce, Pharmaceuticals Science, Law, and Science.

How to get admission in Savitribai Phule Pune University?

Candidates can apply for all UG and PG courses online through the university official website. The admissions to BA in BSc, MSc, Ph.D. or M.Phil programs are given to those candidates who can score the minimum required marks in the entrance exam conducted by the university.

Aspirants seeking to get admission to the MBA program need to clear the MAH CET exam. Furthermore, the candidates are selected for MTech and ME programs through MHT CET organized by DTE or based on the GATE score.

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11) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

AMU was established in 1920 and offers more than 300 courses in modern and traditional branches of education. This university draws students from India and abroad.

It keeps some seats reserved for the students of Commonwealth countries and SAARC. The students are also allowed to chose a course in AMU based collages, centres, and schools.

This university is comprised of 19 halls of residence and 1 Non-Resident Student Centre. Out of these 19 halls, 13 are designated to boys and 4 for girls. Each hall consists of a common room with facilities for sports games, indoor games, reading room, and cultural society.

It is accredited by Grade A NAAC and approved by UGC.

Courses Offered

It serves the purpose of quality education in various departments and offers UG, PG, Diploma, Certificate, and Doctorate courses in 13 faculties.

Admission Criteria

Candidates need to clear 12th examination from a recognized board for UG courses. Whereas, if they wish to opt for a PG course in this university, they require a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.

Academic Faculties

It comprises of multiple faculties namely Commerce, Arts, Agricultural Science, Law, Life Sciences, Management Studies and Research, Social Sciences, Medicine, Science, Theology and Unani Medicine, Engineering and Technology.

How to get admission in Aligarh Muslim University?

You need to visit and enroll in the official page of AMU, controller exam if you opt for a UG or PG course. This university also imparts education through distance learning, if you do not want to do a regular course.

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12) Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

The original establishment of this university was in Aligarh in the year 1920. It is a central public university, now established in New Delhi. This university has a wide range of networks that connect its different departments and offices.

It comprises of different t academic departments including the department of Arabic, Department of Architecture, and Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Extension.

It provides a separate hall of residence for boys and girls. The students can also avail certain facilities on the campus as having access to the library, sports complex, labs, well-equipped learning centers for differently-abled.

One of the best things about this university is that it allows its students to opt for distant learning programs. Also, it is Grade A NAAC accredited and approved by UGC.

Courses Offered

Distinctive courses are offered in UG, PG, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, PG Diploma, Doctoral and Certificate Courses.

Admission Criteria

Aspirants must score at least 45% marks in 12th examinations in order to qualify for the UG course. Whereas, Bachelor’s degree and JMI entrance tests are required for PG Programmes.

Academic Faculties

It includes the faculty of Dentistry, Architecture, and Ekistics, Education, Engineering and Technology.

How to get admission in Jamia Millia Islamia?

Unlike many other universities, this university follows the same process to evaluate all the applications (whether it is UG, PG, or Ph.D. program application) submitted over the admission portal. You can fill this form by visiting the JMI website’s admission portal followed by fee submissions.

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13) University of Delhi

University of Delhi

The University of Delhi is one of the prestigious universities in India which was established in 1922. This university not only draws students from India but also from abroad. This university has more than 80 academic departments and several affiliated collages, 16 faculties, and over 7 lakhs students.

This university is featured with many amenities that can be availed by students such as it consists of a computer centre, conference centre, international guest house, community radio and National Knowledge Network (NKN).

15 hostels of Delhi University are situated in North Campus and 3 are located at the south campus for both boys and girls. This university also holds the membership of various well-reputed organizations like the Association of Indian Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities, and Universitas 21.

Furthermore, it is a global network of research network universities, and also UGC and NAAC approved.

Courses Offered

It offers all types of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Ph.D., M.Phil, and other courses.

Admission Criteria

Aspirants require to have a Bachelor’s degree is required in their field of study from a recognized college/university. Whereas, UG aspirants must have passed their 10+2 examinations from a recognized board.

Academic Faculties

Includes a comprehensive field of study in the subjects of Arts, Law, Management, Commerce, Education, Business Studies, Mathematical science, Medical Science, Science and Technology, Applied Social Sciences, Humanities, Open learning, Music and Fine Arts, and Applied Social Sciences.

How to get admission in the University of Delhi?

It is not very easy to get a seat in Delhi University. Being an aspirant, you need to register your name on a centralized admission portal depending on the course you want to opt for. You need to pay the application fee and fill in the application form in order to register yourself online. The process of admission for this university is different for merit-based courses and entrance test based courses.

For merit-test based courses, aspirants are qualified depending upon the aggregate marks obtained by them in the ‘best of 4’ subjects.

For entrance-test based courses, the aspirants are qualified based on the marks obtained by them in the entrance exam.

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14) Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Bharathiar University was established in 1982 after the Bharathiar University Act was passed in 1981. The university was founded by the government of Tamil Nadu and named after Subramania Bharati. There are several other colleges affiliated to this university including LRG Govt. Arts College for Women, Chikkana Govt. Arts College, CBM College, Air Force Administrative College,  Sri Vasavi College.

Students studying in this university’s campus have access to the internet centre, travel desk, fitness centre, common computing centre, cafeteria, hospital, post office, bank, youth Red Cross, fitness centre, and an SC/ST welfare cell.

It has 4 hostels namely Men’s hostel that is for research scholars, Ladies Hostel that is for research scholars and PG students, MBA and Additional hostel that is mostly for students opted for PG courses.

This university became UGC recognized in 1985 and was awarded as Grade A NAAC in the same year.

Courses Offered

UG, PG, diploma, PG diploma, Ph.D., M.Phil and numerous certificate courses in multiple subjects through its 33 study departments and 13 schools.

Admission Criteria

Candidates need to clear 10+2 examinations if they want to opt for a UG course, while they are required to Bachelor’s degree for PG courses and clear the entrance test named TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test).

Academic Faculties

The university offers various courses for the students to get excel in including Mathematics, Psychology, Arts, Business Administration, Social Work, Medical Physics, Tamil, History, Management, Biotechnology, and Genetic Engineering, Economics, English, Computer Science, Zoology, Botany, Education, Bioinformatics, Linguistics, and many others.

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How to get admission in Bharathiar University, Coimbatore?

Aspirants opting for MCA, MBA, or any other PG programs, they need to go through and clear the entrance exam conducted by the Department of Computer Applications which is called TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test). The selection may also vary depending upon the marks obtained in the UG exam in the 5th semester or second year.

The university also allows students to spot admissions by filling up the application form.

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15) Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Institute of chemical technology was established in 1933 and is located in Mumbai which is funded by the Government of Maharashtra. It is considered to be one of the most reputed universities in entire India. It has made many individuals accomplish their dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur.

It also provides other facilities for the students such it includes a sports complex, bookshop, library, bank, and fully equipped labs. Its structure is comprised of 5 hostels in which 3 are designated to boys and 2 are designated for girls.

It has also been awarded for its impeccable performance and titled as the Deemed University, by the MHRD in 2008. It is a UGC recognized university.

Courses Offered

Numerous types of UG, PG, diploma, Doctoral courses at the research level, along with Certified Specialized Courses.

Admission Criteria

This university follows the same pattern as followed by other universities. For UG programs, an aspirant needs to clear the 12th examination. However, the candidate must have above 50% aggregate marks with Science. Whereas, the university requires a Bachelor’s degree in Science stream with at least 55% marks from a recognized college or university.

Academic Faculties

This university has specialized courses in the field of Engineering and Science. 

How to get admission in the Institute of Chemical Technology?

Candidates opting for the doctoral courses are required to clear the entrance test followed by an interview. For all PG courses, aspirant’s selection is based on GPAT, and GATE score followed by the written test. A candidate who wants to get selected for a UG course, the selection process is based on MHT CET or JEE Main score followed by the counseling.

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16) Andhra University

Andhra University

Andhra University is an open-air university which is located in Vishakhapatnam. It was established in 1926 and was founded by Sir C.R Reddy.

The higher education institute has an acquired campus area of more than 400 acres. While the main campus if this university in Visakhapatnam, there are other campuses in 4 other cities of Andhra Pradesh named Kakinada, Etcherla, Vizianagaram, and Tadepalligudem.

Several colleges and institutions are affiliated to this university and that is why this university is also called as a teaching-cum-affiliate university. Initially, Andhra university commenced with the operations of Science and Technology, but later on, it introduced numerous programs in Physics and Chemistry too.

Just like other highly rated institutes, it offers various amenities to its students such as the library, gyms, labs, sports ground, water polo, swimming pool, wi-fi facility, cafeteria, and ATM branch. There are 633 courses available across 15 streams in this university.

This university is UGC recognized and accredited by NAAC Grade A.

Courses Offered

Offers various UG, PG, PG Diploma, Diploma, and Doctoral courses in multiple streams.

Admission Criteria

For getting admission in UG courses, candidates need to pass 10+2 examinations from a recognized board. Whereas, aspirants require to have a bachelor’s degree from a certified and approved institution/college.

Academic Faculties

There are multiple streams offered in this university such as Physics and Chemistry, Science and Technology, Fine Arts, Faculty and Agriculture, and Engineering. Some other unique courses that this university is specialized in are Nano Sciences, Human Genetics, Petroleum Exploration Studies, Parasitology, Marine Fisheries, Hydrology, Ionosphere, and Entomology.

How to get admission in Andhra University?

The university conducts the AUCET (Andhra Pradesh Common Entrance Test) entrance test which allows candidates to enroll for admission in PG courses in the streams of Commerce, Humanities, Science, Management, Journalism, Mass communication and Teaching. Candidates are given admissions to certain other PG courses like MSc, MPEd, MCom, MTech, based on this entrance test.

Whereas different examination AUEET (Andhra University Engineering Entrance Test) is conducted for selecting candidates for dual-degree programs like 6 years integrated (Btech+MTech) programs. The cut off is set by the administrative authorities of this university.

Apart from considering the marks obtained by the candidates in these examinations, GATE examinations ranking also plays a major role in their selection. Based on the ranks secured in AP EAMCET (Andhra University Engineering, Agriculture, Medical Common Entrance Test), the admissions are confirmed after the counseling.

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17) Homi Bhabha National Institute

Homi Bhabha National Institute

Homi Bhabha National Institute is located in Mumbai under the preview of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). It is one of the deemed universities of India which was set up in 1954. Moreover, it has 11 constituent colleges all over India.

This university and its constituent units are the institutions of excellence as per The Central education Institutions Act, 2006. It also offers numerous facilities to the students who have enrolled their admission to this university including gym access, bookshop, sports complex, ATM, swimming pool, wifi access, common computing centre, cafeteria, hospital, and post office.

The application forms for this university are available online over its website, which you can fill online. This university also reserves 3% of the seats for SC ST and OBC section.

It is accredited by NAAC with a CGPA of 3.53 on a four-point scale at Grade A. Just like all other prestigious universities, it is UGC recognized.

Courses Offered

This university invites applications for its UG, PG, PG Diploma, Doctoral, and other certification courses. It also offers super-specialty courses such as M.Ch and DM.

Admission Criteria

For PG and PG diploma courses, aspirants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or institution. Candidates aspiring to opt for the doctoral program are required to hold a PG degree. Whereas, candidates who want to apply for UG courses in this university need to obtain a passing certificate in 10+2 examinations from a recognized board.

Academic Faculties

It comprises the faculty of Engineering, Accounting and Commerce, Law, IT and Software, Business and Management Studies, Science and Technology, Nanotechnology, Fine Arts, and Humanities. Medicine and Health Sciences.

How to get admission in Homi Bhabha National Institute?

Admissions to all the courses are done based on the entrance test which is held in April and May. Once a candidate is selected for a Research/Doctoral program based on the entrance test, a personal interview is conducted for the approval of that candidate admission in this deemed university.

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18) Jamia Hamdard University

Jamia Hamdard University

Jamia Hamdard University was inaugurated by our former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi in 1989. It was also established in the same year by Hakeem Abdul Ahmed who has contributed significantly to establish all the Hamdard universities all over India.

This university allows its students to have access to the sports complex, swimming pool, library, visitors lounge, wi-fi access, gym, well-equipped labs, and ATM. It can accommodate up to 1500 students in its hostel and has a separate hostel for boys and girls.

It is UGC approved and NAAC ‘A’ Grade accredited.

Courses Offered

Multiple courses are offered in this university for UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs under various specializations.

Admission Criteria

Aspirants need a passing certificate for 10+2 examinations with at least 50% aggregate marks for enrolling their admission to this deemed university. For PG courses, candidates need a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution or college. For research programs, aspirants need a PG degree.

Academic Faculties

It includes a huge faculty members specialized in the fields of Law, Humanities, Medicine and Business Administration, Engineering, Nursing, IT and Pharmacy, Technology, Food Technology, and Unani Medicine.

How to get admission in Jamia Hamdard University?

The candidates are selected based on the entrance test conducted by this university. The candidates who can pass the entrance tests are further called for an interview by the faculty members of his university. Aspirants need to qualify NEET, JEE Mains, UG, MAT/GMAT, NEET-PG exams depending upon the course they opt for.

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19) Vellore Institute of Technology

Vellore Institute of Technology

Vellore Institute of Technology was previously known as Vellore Engineering Collage which is now considered to be one of the best engineering colleges in India. This university was founded and established in 1984 by Mr. G. Viswanathan. It consists of 16 schools and 3 other campuses in Bhopal, Chennai, and Amaravati.

It comprises Basketball / Badminton court, swimming pool, Squash Court, Cricket / Football Ground, Four handball courts, Tennis Court, Gym, Hospital, and library.

It has 23 hostels in which up to 13000 students can be accommodated. Out of 23 hostels, 17 hostels are for boys and the remaining 6 are dedicated to girls.

It is UGC approved and NAAC accredited with Grade A.

Courses Offered

It offers 20 UG, 34 PG, 4 integrated and 4 research programs for Doctoral courses.

Admission Criteria

Candidates are required to score 40-50% marks in 10+2 examination from a recognized board, for a UG program. For a PG course, a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate are required from a recognized university or college.

Academic Faculties

This university is specialized in enhancing skills related to the fields of Engineering, Law, IT and Software, Accounting and Commerce, Hospitality and Travel, Business and Management Studies, and Architecture and Planning.

How to get admission to the Vellore Institute of Technology?

It conducts an online entrance exam for UG courses (such as B.Tech, and B.Design, ) which is known as the Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE). This exam is held online in April and May. Candidates opting for other types of UG courses (such as B.Com, B.Sc, BBA, BCA, and BA), are evaluated based on the marks obtained by them in NATA. Moreover, they are also judged on the grounds of their previous qualifying examination performance.

Aspirants are required to clear VITMEE (VIT entrance examinations) for certain PG courses like M.Tech and MCA. Furthermore, candidates who want to get selected for the MBA program, are required to score a minimum in CAT, CMAT, MAT, GMAT, and NMAT.

For Doctoral or Ph.D. programs, aspirants are required to clear VITREE (VIT Research Entrance Exam).

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20) University of Madras, Chennai

University of Madras, Chennai

This establishment of the University of Madras occurred when a public petition was passed in 1839. It is also one of the oldest and renowned universities in India. The president was George Norton and the board of the university was created in 1840. After a long period of 14 years, the university was finally created when the educational policy was implemented by the act of legislative council.

The university’s campus is spread over in various other places including Chetpet, Maduravoyal, Guindy, Chepauk, and Taramani. The students of the main campus university have access to the library, sports complex, and fully equipped labs.

The University of Madras has 68 departments of study spread over 4 campuses (for both boys and girls), 13 centers and over 20 schools. Moreover, it has over 109 affiliated collages along with 5 approved institutions (Certificate / Diploma courses), 52 approved research institutions, and 16 stand-alone institutions for various PG courses.

This university is accredited with Grade A rating of NAAC and UGC recognized.

Courses Offered

The university offers various UG, PG, diploma, certificate and Ph.D. courses. It also offers UG courses through distance learning.

Admission Criteria

A candidate must score at least 55% aggregate marks from a recognized board in 10+2 examination for UG courses. For all PG courses, the university requires a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution/college.

Academic Faculties

It is specialized in various fields of study such as Mass Communication and Media, Business and Management Studies, Engineering, Design, Law and Science, Teaching and Education, and many others in all types of courses.

How to get admission in the University of Madras?

For PG courses like MBA / MCA, the candidate’s performance is evaluated as per the marks obtained by them in TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) conducted by DTE (Directorate of Technical Education) Tamil Nadu. Admissions to other types of PG courses such as M.Sc is offered based on an entrance test which is conducted by Madras University followed by the marks obtained in your Bachelor’s degree.

Only those candidates are selected for Specialized or Doctoral programs who are able to score minimum marks in its entrance test followed by a personal interview round.

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21) Panjab University, Chandigarh

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Panjab University was established in 1882 at Lahore but now located at Chandigarh. It is one of the prestigious universities of India which is ranked at 38th position in Asia.

Panjab university covers a wide area of more than 550 acres of land, along with 78 teaching and research departments. This university has amenities like Public transport system, open air-theatre, ATM branch, seminar complexes, well-equipped labs, Post and Sampark, botanical and medicinal herbs garden, hospital, staff club, guest and faculty houses.

This university has one rural centre at Kauni, and 3 regional centers at Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, and Muktsar. It has approximately 185 affiliated collages all over Punjab. Its campus is available for both boys and girls with enough hostels which can accommodate up to 5000 students. Each hostel consists of water coolers, visitor’s lounge, and wi-fi facility.

It is accredited by NAAC with a CGPA of 3.35 on a four-point scale at A grade. Furthermore, it is UGC recognized.

Courses Offered

It includes numerous types of UG, PG, PG Diploma, Diploma, and Doctoral courses. It also includes a distance learning degree, diploma, and certificate courses.

Admission Criteria

Candidate must need to score above 50% in 10+2 examinations for seeking admission to UG courses. Whereas, for PG courses a candidate needs a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks.

Academic Faculties

This university has various departments that are specified for teaching different subjects in the fields of Accounting and Commerce, Engineering, Design, Humanities and Social Sciences, Arts (Fine/performing/Visual), Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Business and Management Studies.

How to get admission in Punjab University?

The enrolment process for all UG and PG courses is based on the marks obtained in Punjab University Common Entrance Test, popularly known as PUCET. Although, the PUCET exams for UG and PG courses are different, which is conducted in April and May.

Panjab University has a different admission process for international students. It has a separate office that coordinated between Foreign universities and Panjab University for collaboration in teaching and research, faculty exchange programs and internships. Moreover, this university keeps the seats reserved for NRI’s.

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22) Kerala University

Kerala University

Kerala University was established in 1937 and as the name suggests located in Kerala. The vice-chancellor of this university is the Government of State of Kerala. The former name of this university was the University of Travancore which was later changed under the Kerala University Act (Act 14 of 1957).

The university has 3 campuses located in Kozhikode, Ernakulam, and Thiruvananthapuram. Also, more than 150 colleges are affiliated to this university which includes Nursing colleges, Dental colleges, Law colleges, Engineering colleges, Pharmacy colleges, Fine arts collages, and 1 Music collage. The university also has a National collage of Physical Education affiliated to it.

There are more than 313 courses and 13 streams in this university. Kerala University is recognized as a central university by the UGC of India. Moreover, this university also recognizes IGNOU.

Courses Offered

Along with numerous types of UG, PG, and Doctoral programs, it also offers several courses and certifications from distance learning through the School of Distance Education (SDE).

Admission Criteria

An aggregate of 60% marks needs to be obtained by an aspirant in 10+2 examinations from a recognized board for getting admission in UG course in this university. Candidate needs a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college/institution if they want to opt for a PG course in this university.

Academic Faculties

It offers various courses in the fields of Architecture, Law, Management, Business, Basic Sciences, Commerce, Arts, and Education.

How to get admission in Kerala University?

You can get application forms for this university online. It conducts KMAT entrance exams for all the candidates based on which they give admissions for all the degree courses be it a UG program or a PG course.

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23) Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Rajasthan

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Rajasthan

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) is one of the most reputed private higher education institutes and is the highest non-Govt. institute in India. It was established as an institute in 1964 by its founding chairman whose name was Dr. G.D Birla whose located in Pilani, Rajasthan.

This institute has other estimable campuses in Hyderabad, Dubai, and Goa. All the branches of BITS are known best for providing technical education in various fields of study like Science, Engineering, and Commerce students.

It was ranked 801-1000 in the QS World University Rankings. BITS offers 12 hostels in which 11 hostel complexes are designated to boys and one hostel is for girl students. It offers other facilities to the students studying on this campus such as library access, swimming pool, gym, water polo, cricket ground, and fully equipped labs.

It is UGC approved and accredited by Grade A NAAC with a CGPA of 3.45 on a four-point scale.

Courses Offered

It offers various UG, PG, PG Diploma, Diploma, and Ph.D. programs.

Admission Criteria

Aspirants need to score at least 75% marks in 10+2 examinations for getting selected for a UG program. Also, getting a PG degree from this university would require you to score at least 60% marks in preceding 3-year degree examinations.

Academic Faculties

This university has various departments in the field of Engineering, IT & Software, Science, Humanities, & Social Sciences, Medicine & Health Services, Design, Pharmacy, Technology, Business & Management Studies.

How to get admission in Birla Institute of Technology and Science?

Candidates are required to clear BITSAT which is an admission test in order to get admission to this institution. This test is conducted online in May and June. Whereas for international students the institution accepts the SAT Subject Test Results in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry.

Besides the marks secured by a candidate in BITSAT, their eligibility criteria for admission is also based on the marks obtained in the higher secondary examination. If the candidate scored above 75% in the higher secondary examination, they would be considered eligible.

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24) Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University is located at Bhuvneshwar, in Orissa. SOA university is one of the esteemed universities in India with 24th NIRF ranking. SOA is composed of nine-degree granting schools and was established in 1996.

This institute provides various amenities to its students such as open-air theatre, sports complex, gymnasium, library access, visitor’s lounge, Wi-Fi facility, fully equipped labs, and swimming pool. It has a separate hostel designated to boys and girls.

It is a highly reputed university known for its good faculty. This university teaches up to 143 courses to its students. Its campus is spread over 200 acres of land and can accommodate approximately 1413 students.

SOA university is accredited by Grade A NAAC and recognized by UGC.

Courses Offered

This university offers various types of UG, PG, and Doctoral programs under various specializations.

Admission Criteria

Aspirants need to score above 50% marks in 10+2 examinations for getting admission in UG programs. However, SC, ST, and OBC are required to obtain 40% marks in aggregate to get admission n a UG course. The candidates who want to opt for a PG program, are required to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college/institution.

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Academic Faculties

This university offers various types of courses for its students related to Agriculture, Law, Medicine and Health Services, Business and Management Studies, Science, Technology, Nursing, Humanities, Environment, Humanities, Nanotechnology, and Pharmacy.

How to get admission in Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University?

This university conducts SAAT (Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Entrance Test), which is a national level MCQ based online entrance test for all the candidates who want to get admission in UG and PG courses in this deemed university. Apart from SAAT, candidates may also need to obtain a minimum of 50% marks in JEE Main entrance test. The admissions procedure starts in August and September.

Aspirants need to go through a separate entrance test for certain courses like MBBS and BDS, named as NEET. This university conducts a different entrance test altogether for all doctoral/Ph.D. programs, followed by an interview conducted by the interviewers of the university.

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25) King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

King George’s Medical University was established in 1911. It is a State Medical University located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The former name of this university was Chattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University. This university was passed in an act by the state government in 2002.

Its structure comprises cafeteria, coffee shop, post office, bank, hospital, gym, and well-equipped labs. Students can also avail the facility of a free shuttle service and underground car parking. Furthermore, the hostel accommodates boys and girls separately.

KGMU is recognized by the Medical Council of India and UGC. Moreover, it is accredited by Grade A NAAC.

Courses Offered

Ample courses are offered by this university which includes UG, PG, and Ph.D. courses.

Admission Criteria

A candidate is required to score with an aggregate of minimum 50% marks with English and PCB, for the admissions in UG courses other than MBBS and BDS. For these 2 courses, an aspirant is evaluated based on their NEET UG score.

Academic Faculties

This university offers courses like MBBS, B.Sc, BDS, and DM/DH are offered at the UG level. At the PG level, it offers MDS, MS, MD, and PG diploma courses. Moreover, it offers M.Ch, DM, Fellowship, and PG fellowship in various disciplines.

How to get admission in King George’s Medical University?

If you have a valid score in NEET-UG, you will become eligible for getting selected for MBBS and BDS courses. You can easily get the application form on this university’s official website online or you can also get it from the university’s office. Admissions to all other UG courses are evaluated based on the marks obtained in the entrance test which is followed by the personal interview.

For PG courses, the university considers the score obtained in NEET PG 2019 conducted by DGHS for 15% of the seats and UP PGMEE for 85% of the seats.

For all doctoral or Ph.D. programs, the student’s selection depends on the marks obtained in AIDMCHEE and followed by the personal interview. Even ICMR / CSIR / UGC NET qualified candidates are also eligible to apply for doctoral courses.

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Getting admission to the right university/institution is one of the crucial aspects of a promising career. That is why we have made this list of top 25 universities based on their NIRF rankings after doing the research meticulously. We hope that this article will cater to all your troubleshooting needs.

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