Updated on Mar 26, 2023 16:06 IST

Top Arts Colleges in India 2023

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.There are about 116 top ranked arts colleges in India. Out of these, 75 are Private whereas 34 are Public and the remaining 7 are Public Private which provide full-time art courses in India.

Top Ranked Arts Colleges in India Highlights

Below is the table showing particulars of top ranked arts colleges in India:

Particulars

Parameters

No. of Colleges

116

Fee

< INR 1 lakh: 44

INR 1-2 lakh: 2

INR 2-3 lakh: 2

INR 3-5 lakh: 1

> INR 5 lakh: 3

Top Specialisations

English, Applied Psychology, Hindi, Clinical Psychology, Finance, etc.

Admission Process

Entrance Based: CUET, JET, etc.

Top Ranked Arts Colleges in India: 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 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.

List of Top Private and Public Arts Colleges in India

There are 75 Public, 34 Private and 7 Public Private Top Arts Colleges in India.

List of Top Private Arts Colleges in India

Below table showing list of private colleges with their annual fees:

Private Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

Loyola College

INR 71,400

Mithibai College of Arts

INR 30,130

Stella Marris College

INR 75,000

Women’s Christian College

INR 1.08 lakh

List of Top Public Arts Colleges in India

Below table showing list of public colleges with their annual fees:

Public Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

Hindu College, University of Delhi

INR 52,680

Miranda House, University of Delhi

INR 42,480

Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi

INR 53,640

Hansraj College, University of Delhi

INR 540

MCC

INR 56,157

List of Top Public Private Arts Colleges in India

Below table showing list of public private colleges with their annual fees:

Public Private Colleges

Total Tuition Fee

Shantarambhau Gholap Arts

INR 19,857

Top Ranked Arts Science Colleges in India: Exam Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of exams in Engineering colleges in India:

Exam Name

Exam Date

CUET 2023 Application Process

10 Feb '23 - 30 Mar '23

CUET 2023 Exam

21 May '23 - 31 May '23

Location-wise Top Ranked Arts Science Colleges in India

There are almost 120 top ranked arts colleges in India. Out of these, Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of top ranked arts colleges in India.Below table shows the states having number of colleges

States

No. of Colleges

Tamil Nadu

33

Delhi/NCR

20

Maharashtra

15

Karnataka

13

ROI of Top Arts Colleges in India

ROI describes the benefit a student will reap in form of placement amount after paying for the course they have perused. In the education, the ROI means placement package received at the end of the course.

Below listed top arts colleges in India with their annual fees and annual salary package.

College Name

Total Tuition Fee

Average Placement Package

Hindu College, University of Delhi

INR 52,680

INR 7.11 LPA

Miranda House, University of Delhi

INR 42,480

INR 6 LPA

Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi

INR 53,640

INR 6.50 LPA

Hansraj College, University of Delhi

INR 540

INR 5.50 LPA

MCC

INR 56,157

INR 2.40 LPA

Top Recruiters for Art Students

Below is the list of Top recruiters for top ranked arts colleges in India along with their placement ratings and few top companies that recruit graduates.

College Name

Shiksha Rating

Top Recruiters

Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi

4.2

McKinsey & Company, BCG, BCC Parthenon EY, LEK Consulting, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, EY, Keplar Canon, etc.

MCC

3.9

CTS, TCS, Infosys, Deloitte, L&D, etc.

Hansraj College, University of Delhi

3.8

Bain and Co, EY, Deloitte, Boston, Mc Kensey, Oyo, PWC, KPMG

Hindu College, University of Delhi

3.7

EY, Delloite, KPMG, Samsung, PWC, Brain, McKenzie, BCG, etc.

Miranda House, University of Delhi

3.7

HCL, HP, DHL, Wipro, Infosys, etc.

How Affordable is studying Arts in India?

Based on pie chart below, it is estimated that studying arts in India is affordable. About, 44 of colleges have their annual fee ranging < INR 1 lakh and some of them are Hindu College, University of Delhi, Miranda House, University of Delhi, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Below table showing number of colleges with their annual fee:

Fee Range

No. of Colleges

< INR 1 lakh

44

INR 1-2 lakh

2

INR 2-3 lakh

2

INR 3-5 lakh

1

> INR 5 lakh

3

Specialisations offered by Top Ranked Arts Colleges in India

There are several specialisations offered by top ranked arts colleges in India are English, Applied Psychology, Hindi, Clinical Psychology, Hindi, Finance, Mathematics and Public Administration. The below table showing specialisations offered by number of colleges:

Specialisations

No. of Colleges

English

33

Applied Psychology

2

Hindi 2
Clinical Psychology 1
Finance

1

Which are the most popular exams accepted by Top Ranked Arts Colleges in India?

The most popular exams accepted by top ranked arts colleges in India are CUET, JET, NMIMS PAT, URATPG.

The below table showing exams accepted by number of colleges:

Exams

No. of Colleges

CUET

15

JET

1

NMMS NPAT

1

Top Ranked Arts Colleges in India: Cut Off

Below is the table showing colleges cutoff:

Cut Off

Hindu College Cut Off

Miranda House Cut Off

Hansraj College Cut Off

Loyola College Cut Off

Lady Shri Ram College Cut Off

Top Ranked Arts Colleges in India: Compare

Below is the table showing comparing with other arts colleges:

Compare

Hindu College Compare

Miranda House Compare

Hansraj College Compare

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

Choose rank publishers
45
India Today ' 21
Aligarh Muslim University
4.3

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.7
(512)
Salary : 3.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
46
India Today ' 21
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jain Deemed-to-be University, Bangalore
3.6

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.5
(4)
Salary : 4.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
47
India Today ' 21
St. Aloysius College Magaluru
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(36)
Fees: 23,100
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
36
The Week ' 20
48
India Today ' 21
Ramanujan College, University of Delhi
4.1

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.3
(284)
Fees: 75,000
Salary : 5.24 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
49
India Today ' 21
Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women
3.5

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.3

Value for Money

3.7
(35)
Salary : 2.40 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
50
India Today ' 21
Lady Brabourne College
3.9

Placements

2.4

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.6
(19)
Salary : 2.40 Lakh
39
The Week ' 20
52
India Today ' 21
St Ann's College for Women
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(35)
Salary : 3.50 Lakh
49
The Week ' 20
53
India Today ' 21
Sardar Patel Mahavidyalaya ,Chandrapur
4.2

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.4
(5)
Fees: 6,971
Salary : 2.79 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
54
India Today ' 21
Loyola Academy Degree and PG College
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(142)
Salary : 2.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
55
India Today ' 21
St.Joseph's College, Tiruchirappalli
4.6

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.6
(17)
Salary : 2.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
56
India Today ' 21
Vimala College
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.6
(5)
Fees: 19,080
Salary : 2.24 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
57
India Today ' 21
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
The Week ' 20
58
India Today ' 21
Andhra Loyola College (ALC, Vijayawada)
4.3

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.4
(107)
Salary : 1.90 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
59
India Today ' 21
Kasturba Gandhi Degree and PG College for Women
4.3

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.4
(12)
Salary : 2.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
60
India Today ' 21
Dr. N.G.P. Arts and Science College
4.3

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.3
(26)
Salary : 2.17 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
65
India Today ' 21
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
(215)
Fees: 31,122
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
67
India Today ' 21
All Saints College
3.8

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

3.4

Value for Money

3.8
(5)
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
68
India Today ' 21
St. Wilfreds P.G. College, Jaipur
3.6

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.7
(107)
Salary : 4.05 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
69
India Today ' 21
M.S. Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce
4.0

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

3.8
(69)
Fees: 1.10 Lakh
Salary : 3.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
70
India Today ' 21
Kanya Maha Vidyalaya
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.5
(184)
Salary : 1.44 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
71
India Today ' 21
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
(1578)
Fees: 5.55 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
72
India Today ' 21
Sri Krishna Arts and Science College
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(99)
Salary : 4.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
73
India Today ' 21
The Bhopal School of Social Sciences
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.2
(112)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
74
India Today ' 21
Bethune College
4.2

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.7
(32)
Salary : 2.22 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
75
India Today ' 21
Maris Stella College
3.8

Placements

2.9

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

3.8
(9)
Salary : 3.25 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
76
India Today ' 21
BMC - Bharata Mata College
3.6

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.5
(8)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
77
India Today ' 21
Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science
4.2

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.4
(10)
Salary : 2.55 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
78
India Today ' 21
D.A.V. College, Hoshiarpur
4.3

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.5
(4)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
79
India Today ' 21
DAV College, Abohar
3.9

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.0
(68)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
80
India Today ' 21
MES College of Arts and Commerce
3.7

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.0
(2)
Fees: 19,290
Salary : 1.71 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
81
India Today ' 21
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
The Week ' 20
82
India Today ' 21
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
(409)
Fees: 2.36 Lakh
Salary : 3.30 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
83
India Today ' 21
Government College, Anantapur
4.6

Placements

5.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(3)
Fees: 17,025
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
84
India Today ' 21
87
India Today ' 21
Pramukh Swami Science and H.D.Patel Arts College
4.1

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.8
(5)
Salary : 1.44 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
88
India Today ' 21
Bhavan's College
4.1

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1
(78)
Fees: 11,910
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
89
India Today ' 21
St. Xavier's College
3.9

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

4.0
(3)
Salary : 1.90 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
90
India Today ' 21
Rosary College of Commerce and Arts
3.9

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.1
(14)
Fees: 12,252
Salary : 1.62 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
91
India Today ' 21
Yashwantrao Mohite College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bharati Vidyapeeth
3.6

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

4.2
(12)
Fees: 10,000
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
92
India Today ' 21
Hindustan College of Arts and Science
3.7

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

3.8
(30)
Fees: 64,500
Salary : 2.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20

FAQs

Q. How many top ranked arts colleges in India?

A. There are almost 116 top ranked arts colleges in India. Out of these, 75 are Private whereas 34 are Public and the remaining 5 are Public Private which provide full-time art courses in India. Some of the popular colleges are Hindu College, University of Delhi, Miranda House, University of Delhi, Hansaraj College, University of Delhi, Gargi College, University of Delhi, Ramjas College, University of Delhi. 

Q. Which is no. 1 arts colleges in India?

A. The no. 1 arts colleges in India are Hindu College (Delhi), Miranda House, (Delhi), Lady Shri Ram College for Women, (Delhi), Madras Christian College (MCC) – Chennai, Hansraj College (Delhi), Loyola College (Chennai), etc.

Q. Which are the different specialisations offered by top ranked arts colleges in India?

A. There are several specialisations offered by top ranked arts colleges in India are English, Applied Psychology, Hindi, Clinical Psychology, Hindi, Finance, Mathematics and Public Administration.

Q. Which are the best ranked arts colleges in India for placements?

A. 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. The best ranked arts colleges in India for placements are Lady Shri Ram College for Women, MCC, Hindu College, Miranda House, Loyola College, Christ University.

Q. Which are the various exams accepted by top ranked arts colleges in India?

A. The most popular exams accepted by top ranked arts colleges in India are CUET, JET, NMIMS PAT, URATPG. CUET is ticekt to many colleges like Hindu College, University of Delhi, Miranda House, University of Delhi, Hansaraj College, University of Delhi, Gargi College, University of Delhi, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi and many more. 

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for taking top ranked arts colleges in India?

A. The eligibility criteria differ as per the course selected by the candidate. However, given below is 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.

Q. What is the fee for studying arts in India?

A. It is estimated that studying arts in India is affordable. About, 44 of colleges have their annual fee ranging < INR 1 lakh and some of them are:
  • Hindu College, University of Delhi
  • Miranda House, University of Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
  • Hansraj College, University of Delhi

Q 6. What are the job opportunities after the student completes 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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