Top Ranked Arts Colleges in India 2022

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 for 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 tabulated 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

India 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), Madras Christian College (MCC) – Chennai, Hansraj College (Delhi), Loyola College (Chennai), Christ University (Bangalore), Gargi College, DU (Delhi), Ramjas College, (Delhi), etc.

There are over 15,000 Arts colleges in India 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 India ranked by India Today offer degree courses in a full-time mode of study.

The top-rated Arts colleges in India offer different types of courses. Over 14,500 colleges offer UG course, 5200 offer PG course and 352 offer Doctorate course. 

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

  • Analytical
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Ability to work independently
  • Competency
  • Creativity
  • Presentation
  • Problem-solving
  • 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 differ 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 India conduct entrance exams like NMIMS - NPAT for admission to Arts courses.

Although there are plenty of Arts colleges in India there a few top ones that have been listed by India Today.

Here is the list of some of the top private and public Arts colleges in India:

Private Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs)

Christ University, Bangalore

85,000

Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai

-

Stella Maris College, Chennai

-

St. Joseph's College (SJC Bangalore)

-

Women's Christian College, Chennai

57,570

 

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

Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai

-

Refer to the infographics below to get a detailed overview of the top 10 cities/states of Arts colleges in India:

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

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:

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

Graduates from below top 12 Arts colleges in India can bag a median salary of Rs 1-5 LPA:

Graduates from below top 2 Arts colleges in India 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 India:

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 India 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

Loyola College, Chennai

4.4

HCL Technologies, Apex, Infosys, People Tech Group, Vee Technologies, C.S. Corporation, Nalanda Vidyanikethan, Tech Mahindra, Genpact, Wipro, TCS, ILM

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

How affordable is studying Arts Courses in India?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing Arts courses in India is economical as approximately 86% 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
  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Gargi College, DU, Delhi
  • Ramjas College, Delhi
  • Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce, Pune
  • Daulat Ram College, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  • Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi
  • Women's Christian College, Chennai
  • Hansraj College, Delhi
  • Christ University, Bangalore

 

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

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

Choose rank publishers
1
India Today ' 21
Hindu College, University of Delhi
4.4

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(174)
Fees: 52,680
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
3
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3
India Today ' 21
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
(165)
Fees: 42,480
Salary : 5.60 Lakh
5
The Week ' 20
4
India Today ' 21
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.8
(118)
Fees: 47,610
Salary : 7.00 Lakh
2
The Week ' 20
5
India Today ' 21
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
(509)
Fees: 62,835
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
7
The Week ' 20
6
India Today ' 21
MCC - Madras Christian College
4.3

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.5
(81)
Fees: 56,157
Salary : 2.52 Lakh
6
The Week ' 20
7
India Today ' 21
Loyola College
4.4

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(213)
Fees: 33,060
Salary : 3.92 Lakh
4
The Week ' 20
8
India Today ' 21
CHRIST (Deemed to be University) - Delhi NCR Campus
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.2
(61)
Fees: 2.90 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
9
India Today ' 21
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
(361)
Fees: 36,885
Salary : 3.90 Lakh
15
The Week ' 20
10
India Today ' 21
Ramjas College, University of Delhi
4.3

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.6
(404)
Fees: 40,485
Salary : 3.37 Lakh
10
The Week ' 20
11
India Today ' 21
Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics
4.5

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(208)
Fees: 14,235
26
The Week ' 20
12
India Today ' 21
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, University of Delhi
4.1

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.5
(263)
Fees: 32,355
Salary : 3.30 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
13
India Today ' 21
Stella Maris College
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.3
(58)
Salary : 2.64 Lakh
16
The Week ' 20
14
India Today ' 21
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
(257)
Fees: 37,215
Salary : 4.40 Lakh
22
The Week ' 20
15
India Today ' 21
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
(248)
Fees: 47,670
Salary : 3.75 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
17
India Today ' 21
Women's Christian College
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.2
(29)
Fees: 57,570
Salary : 2.48 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
18
India Today ' 21
Mount Carmel College
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.1
(109)
Fees: 2.94 Lakh
19
The Week ' 20
19
India Today ' 21
Sophia College
4.3

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.5
(16)
30
The Week ' 20
20
India Today ' 21
Sacred Heart College - SHC
4.4

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.6
(36)
Fees: 14,520
Salary : 2.60 Lakh
41
The Week ' 20
21
India Today ' 21
Kristu Jayanti College
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(192)
23
The Week ' 20
22
India Today ' 21
Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce, Pune
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.4
(62)
Fees: 78,002
Salary : 3.50 Lakh
25
The Week ' 20
23
India Today ' 21
St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad
4.0

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(39)
Salary : 2.22 Lakh
38
The Week ' 20
24
India Today ' 21
K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce
4.2

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3
(122)
Fees: 26,385
31
The Week ' 20
26
India Today ' 21
St. Xavier's College
3.8

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.0
(233)
Fees: 73,950
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
27
India Today ' 21
Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi
3.8

Placements

2.8

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

4.2
(256)
Fees: 33,000
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
28
India Today ' 21
Kishinchand Chellaram College
4.0

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.3
(62)
Fees: 37,410
34
The Week ' 20
29
India Today ' 21
Maitreyi College, University of Delhi
4.1

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.5
(167)
Fees: 20,940
Salary : 3.35 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
30
India Today ' 21
MCM DAV College for Women
3.8

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.1
(126)
40
The Week ' 20
31
India Today ' 21
Patna Women's College
3.8

Placements

2.7

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

3.7
(95)
Fees: 15,600
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
33
India Today ' 21
Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi
3.7

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

4.1
(200)
Fees: 25,215
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
34
India Today ' 21
S.P. Mandali's Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College
4.0

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(56)
28
The Week ' 20
35
India Today ' 21
DAV College, Chandigarh
4.0

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.2
(185)
Salary : 2.19 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
36
India Today ' 21
NMIMS Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.0
(10)
Fees: 8.76 Lakh
Salary : 4.10 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
37
India Today ' 21
St. Francis College for Women
4.6

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.5
(46)
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
38
India Today ' 21
Goswami Ganesh Dutta S.D. College
3.9

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(300)
Salary : 4.24 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
39
India Today ' 21
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
(276)
Fees: 49,950
Salary : 3.33 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
40
India Today ' 21
Isabella Thoburn Degree College
3.8

Placements

2.5

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1
(63)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
41
India Today ' 21
PSG College of Arts and Science - PSGCAS
4.2

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(98)
Salary : 2.49 Lakh
33
The Week ' 20
42
India Today ' 21
43
India Today ' 21
St. Mira's College For Girls
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.5
(13)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
44
India Today ' 21
S.S. Jain Subodh Pg College
3.9

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.1
(452)
Fees: 51,600
Salary : 8.50 Lakh
37
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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 4 Arts colleges in India based on placements are:

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

Q 3. What is the salary of an Arts professional in India?

A. An Arts professional earns around Rs 2.5-6 LPA, the salary increases gradually with experience.

Q 4. What is the estimated fee for studying Arts courses in India?

A. It is estimated that pursuing Arts courses in India is economical as approximately 86% 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
  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Gargi College, DU, Delhi
  • Ramjas College, Delhi
  • Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce, Pune
  • Daulat Ram College, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  • Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi
  • Women's Christian College, Chennai
  • Hansraj College, Delhi
  • Christ University, Bangalore

Q 5. What are the popular entrance exams to qualify for Arts courses in India?

A. The various entrance exams accepted in India for Arts courses admissions include NMIMS - NPAT.

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

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

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

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