Top Arts Colleges in Delhi/NCR 2023

Delhi/NCR covers the entire National Capital Region (NCR) comprising the neighbouring cities of Delhi – Gurugram, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, Sonepat, along with Delhi. Delhi, the capital city of India, is among the top Arts destinations in the country. Arts / Humanities & Social Sciences comprise a wide variety of academic and professional disciplines, including English, Psychology, Political Science, History, Anthropology and Music. Arts graduates can pursue a wide variety of careers, including business, media, education, government, and non-profit work. They can choose from a variety of careers in Arts ranging from Assistant Administrative Officer to Content Editors to Librarian.

Some of the UG and PG courses offered in the field of Arts are mentioned below:

UG Courses

PG Courses

BA English

MA English

BA Political Science

MA Political Science

BA Economics

MA Economics

BA History

MA History

BA Sociology

MA Sociology

BA Geography

MA Geography

BA Philosophy

MA Philosophy

BA Psychology

MA Psychology

BLibSc (Bachelor of Library Science)

MLibSc (Master of Library Science)

BSW (Bachelor of Social Work)

MSW (Master of Social Work)

Based on the degree selected by the candidate, job openings can be found in:

  • Public administration, such as local government, the Civil Service, Art institutions, NHS and Social Services
  • Work where written communication plays a major part such as advertising, journalism, publishing and public relations
  • Heritage and Museums
  • Education
  • Legal work
  • Business, Banking, Retail, Hospitality and Travel sectors
  • Human resources
  • Charities and Campaigning Organisations
  • Creative industries

Delhi/NCR is home to some of the top-rated colleges/ universities to pursue Arts courses like Hindu College (Delhi), Miranda House, (Delhi), Lady Shri Ram College for Women (Delhi), Hansraj College, (Delhi), Gargi College, DU (Delhi), Ramjas College (Delhi), Hindu College (Delhi), Miranda House (Delhi), etc.

There are over 580 Arts colleges in Delhi/NCR that offer a full-time, part-time, distance-learning, virtual classroom and online mode of study. These colleges provide degree, diploma and certificate courses. Out of these the top 20 Arts colleges in Delhi/NCR ranked by India Today offer degree courses in a full-time mode of study.

There are over 580 Arts colleges in Delhi/NCR that offer a full-time, part-time, distance-learning, virtual classroom and online mode of study. These colleges provide degree, diploma and certificate courses. Out of these the top 20 Arts colleges in Delhi/NCR ranked by India Today offer degree courses in a full-time mode of study.

The top-rated Arts colleges in Delhi/NCR offer different types of courses. Over 400 colleges offer BA, 248 offer MA, 39 offer UG Diploma and 93 offer certificate courses.

Some of the key skills required by an Arts professional are mentioned below:

  • Creativity
  • Analytical
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Competency
  • Presentation
  • Problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team

Arts Courses Admission Eligibility Criteria

Arts courses can be pursued at UG, PG and PhD levels. The eligibility criteria differs as per the course selected by the candidate. However, given below is a broad eligibility criteria for UG, PG and PhD Arts courses for the reference of candidates:

  • UG level: Candidates must have passed Class 12 and secured at least 55% aggregate score from a recognised board. The course is of four years duration.
  • PG level: Candidates must have passed graduation preferably in the subject in which they wish to pursue masters with a minimum of 50% aggregate score. The course is of two years duration.
  • PhD level: Candidate must have passed a Master's degree in either stream of Engineering, Technology, Arts, Science or Commerce with a minimum of 60% aggregate score. The course duration is three years.

Apart from merit-based admission, the colleges in Delhi/NCR conduct entrance exams like IPU CET, JNUET, for admission to MA course.Here is the list of some of the top public Arts colleges in Delhi/NCR:

Public Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs)

Hindu College, Delhi

14,175

Miranda House, Delhi

21,690

Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi

46,110

Hansraj College, Delhi

61,665

Career Scope for Arts Students

Some of the common career fields for humanities and social science graduates, include Communications, English, Geography, History, Journalism, Library Science, Math, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Theology, etc. Contrary to the belief, careers in Social science are as lucrative and prestigious career options as their engineering and medical counterparts.

Some of the popular job profiles that candidates can consider selecting after completing the education in Arts are mentioned below:

  • Historian
  • Archaeologist
  • Cultural Anthropologist
  • Editor
  • Geologist
  • Linguistic Anthropologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Oceanographer
  • Park Interpreter
  • Statistician
  • Teacher/ Professor

Graduates from below top 12 Arts college in Delhi/NCR can bag a median salary of Rs 1-5 LPA:

Graduates from below top 2 Arts college in Delhi/NCR can bag a median salary of Rs 5-10 LPA:

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the median salary for Arts colleges in Delhi/NCR:

Note: Y-axis refers to the number of colleges in the above graph.

Top Recruiters for Arts Students

After completing Arts courses, candidates get several placement opportunities. The placement drives are conducted by the colleges. The colleges provide opportunities to enhance the student’s knowledge and gain real-time experience.

Below is the list of few top companies in Delhi/NCR that recruit Arts students along with their placement ratings:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

Miranda House, Delhi

4.5

Cadila, Capital IQ, DHL Express, Dorling Kindersley, Essar Steel, Evalueserve, Genpact, HCL, HDFC Bank, HDFC Standard Life, HP, IBM DAKSH, Indian Express, IndiGo Airlines, Infosys, Jaypee Group, Keane India, LIC, Max Healthcare, Max New York Life, Naukri.Com, Standard Chartered Bank, TCS, Wipro BPO, Zee Telefilms

Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi

4.5

American Express, Axiom, CarDekho.Com, DE Shaw, Deloitte, Grofers, JSW Steel, Kepler Canon, Kotak Securities, KPMG, McKinsey, NIIT, PWC, Samsung

Hindu College, Delhi

4.3

DE Shaw, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Essar Cellular, Google, HDFC Bank, India Bulls, Jaypee Group, KPMG, KPMG, Maruti Suzuki, Protiviti, Royal Sundaram Finance

Hansraj College, Delhi

4.3

Deloitte, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, Bain Capability Network, Boston Consulting Group, United Airlines, DE Shaw

How affordable is studying Arts Courses in Delhi/NCR?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing Arts courses in Delhi/NCR is economical as approximately 94% of the colleges have course/annual fees of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi
  • Hindu College, Delhi
  • Ramanujan College, Delhi
  • Maitreyi College, Delhi
  • Lakshmibai College, Delhi
  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Gargi College, DU, Delhi
  • Ramjas College, Delhi
  • Maharaja Agrasen College (MACDU), Delhi
  • Bharati College, Delhi
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi
  • Shivaji College, Delhi
  • Daulat Ram College, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  • Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi
  • Hansraj College, Delhi

Approximately 6% of Arts colleges have a fee structure that ranges from Rs 1-2 lakh. 

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of Arts Colleges in Delhi/NCR basis fees:

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Hindu College, University of Delhi
4.3

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.6
(242)
Fees: 52,680
Salary : 7.11 Lakh
3
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Miranda House, University of Delhi
4.5

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.8
(222)
Fees: 42,480
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
5
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4
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Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
4.5

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(144)
Fees: 53,640
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
2
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5
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Hansraj College, University of Delhi
4.3

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(599)
Fees: 540
Salary : 5.50 Lakh
7
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8
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CHRIST (Deemed to be University) - Delhi NCR Campus
4.2

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1
(81)
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9
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Gargi College, University of Delhi
4.2

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.5
(423)
Fees: 44,925
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
15
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10
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Ramjas College, University of Delhi
4.3

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.5
(529)
Fees: 42,468
Salary : 5.50 Lakh
10
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12
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Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, University of Delhi
4.1

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.5
(339)
Fees: 540
Salary : 3.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
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14
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Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi
4.3

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.6
(323)
Fees: 37,215
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
22
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15
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Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi
3.9

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.2
(298)
Fees: 47,670
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
27
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Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi
3.8

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

4.2
(315)
Fees: 540
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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29
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Maitreyi College, University of Delhi
4.1

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.5
(198)
Fees: 20,940
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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33
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Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi
3.7

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

4.1
(223)
Fees: 36,459
Salary : 4.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
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39
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Shivaji College, University of Delhi
4.1

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.3
(319)
Fees: 56,550
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
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48
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Ramanujan College, University of Delhi
4.1

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.3
(281)
Fees: 75,000
Salary : 5.24 Lakh
Not Ranked
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57
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Bharati College, University of Delhi
4.0

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.2
(103)
Fees: 540
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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65
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Keshav Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi
3.9

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

4.3
(214)
Fees: 31,122
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
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71
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Amity University, Noida
4.0

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.6
(1577)
Fees: 5.55 Lakh
Not Ranked
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81
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Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi
3.9

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.3
(355)
Fees: 2,343
Salary : 4.15 Lakh
Not Ranked
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82
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Amity University, Gurugram
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(410)
Fees: 2.36 Lakh
Salary : 3.30 Lakh
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27.97 K - 41.84 K
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3.75 - 4 LPA
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87.73 K
6.54 - 10.21 LPA
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540 - 6.97 L
3.33 LPA
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3 - 6 LPA
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432 - 10.89 K
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13 K - 82.98 K
4 - 4.5 LPA
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720 - 30 K
3 - 5.46 LPA
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Q 1. What are the different specialisations offered in the field of Arts?

A. Arts focuses on five areas, including Arts, Literature, Religion, Philosophy and History. 

Q 2. Which Arts college has the best placements?

A. The top 5 Arts colleges in Delhi/NCR based on placements are:

  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  • Hindu College, Delhi
  • Hansraj College, Delhi

Q 3. What is the median salary of an Arts professional in Delhi/NCR?

A. An Arts professional earns around Rs 1-5 LPA, the salary increases gradually with experience.

Q 4. What is the estimated fee for studying Arts courses in Delhi/NCR?

A. It is estimated that pursuing Arts courses in Delhi/NCR is economical as approximately 94% of the colleges have course/annual fees of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi
  • Hindu College, Delhi
  • Ramanujan College, Delhi
  • Maitreyi College, Delhi
  • Lakshmibai College, Delhi
  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Gargi College, DU, Delhi
  • Ramjas College, Delhi
  • Maharaja Agrasen College (MACDU), Delhi
  • Bharati College, Delhi
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi
  • Shivaji College, Delhi
  • Daulat Ram College, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  • Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi
  • Hansraj College, Delhi

Q 5. What are the popular entrance exams to qualify for MA course in Delhi/NCR?

A. The various entrance exams accepted in Delhi/NCR for MA course admissions include IPU CET, JNUET, etc.

Q 6. What are the job opportunities after I complete an Arts course from Delhi/NCR?

A. Yes, there are several job opportunities for students who complete an Arts course from Delhi/NCR. Some of them are listed below:

  • Linguistic Anthropologist

  • Archaeologist

  • Cultural Anthropologist

  • Historian

  • Geologist

  • Editor

  • Teacher/ Professor

  • Oceanographer

  • Park Interpreter

  • Statistician

  • Museum Curator

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