15339 Science Colleges in India

Science is a multi-disciplined academic field for students with the following subject combinations in Class 12 – PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), or PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology). Students looking forward to a career in science have a wide range of options at both UG (undergraduate) and PG (postgraduate) levels. Students can choose to pursue courses such as BSc (Bachelor of Science), MSc

Science is a multi-disciplined academic field for students with the following subject combinations in Class 12 – PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), or PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology). Students looking forward to a career in science have a wide range of options at both UG (undergraduate) and PG (postgraduate) levels. Students can choose to pursue courses such as BSc (Bachelor of Science), MSc (Master of Science) and PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in a variety of Science branches/ specialisations such as:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Geology
  • Electronics
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Zoology
  • Home Science
  • Forensic Science

Candidates can pursue degree, diploma, certificate, integrated, and vocational Science courses at UG, PG, and PhD levels.

  • Degree Science courses: Candidates can obtain a BSc, BSc (Honours) or MSc degree or PhD at UG, PG and doctorate levels.
  • Diploma Science courses: Diploma courses are typically one year duration Science programmes that can be pursued at both UG and PG levels.
  • Certificate Science courses: Certificate courses are basically short-term courses of typically four to six months duration. Such courses can be pursued as both full-time and part-time programmes.

Science Courses Admission Eligibility Criteria

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

  • UG level: Candidates must have passed Class 12th with PCM, PCB or PCMB subject combinations and at least 50 - 60% aggregate score.
  • PG level: Candidates must have passed graduation preferably in the subject in which they wish to pursue their master’s with at least 50 - 60% aggregate score.
  • PhD level: Candidate must have passed postgraduation from a recognised university.

There are nearly 10,211 Science colleges in India which offer Science courses, out of these nearly 4,894 colleges are private, 2,180 are public and rest are public private colleges. Here is the list of some of the top private and public Science colleges in India:

Private Colleges

Public Colleges

International Maritime Institute (IMI), Greater Noida

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai

Praxis Business School (PBS), Kolkata

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Delhi

Bangalore School of Design (BSD), Bangalore

Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT) Coimbatore, Coimbatore

Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engineering and Technology (SUSCET), Punjab 

Garware Institute of Career Education and Development (GICED), Mumbai, University of Mumbai

Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science (SRCAS), Coimbatore

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur

The top Science colleges in India accept score obtained by students in numerous national or state-level examinations, including GATE, IIT JAM, JEE Main, NEET PG, KCET, ICAR AIEEA, JEE Advanced, GUJCET, NEET and CAT. There are several science colleges in major cities across the country such as Delhi/ NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and so on.

Following is a list of top 10 Science colleges in India ranked by The Week:

College

The Week '19 Ranking

St. Stephen's College

1

Loyola College

2

Hindu College, New Delhi

3

Miranda House, New Delhi

4

Hansraj College, Delhi

5

Madras Christian College, Chennai

6

St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

7

Fergusson College, Pune

8

Ramjas College, Delhi  

9

St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

10

Following is a list of top 10 Science colleges in India ranked by India Today:

College

India Today'19 Ranking

Miranda House, New Delhi

1

Hindu College, New Delhi

2

St. Stephen's College, New Delhi

3

Madras Christian College, Chennai

4

Loyola College, Chennai

5

Kirori Mal College, Delhi

6

Hansraj College, Delhi

7

Christ University, Bangalore

8

Stella Maris College, Chennai

9

Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi

10

 Top Recruiters and Scope for Science Students

The average salary for BSc and MSc graduates ranges from between Rs 15,000 per month to Rs 30,000 per month. Some of the popular job profiles that candidates can consider taking up after completing the education in their preferred branch of Science are given below:

  • Physicist
  • Pharmacist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Biochemist
  • Geophysicist
  • Microbiologist
  • Conservationist
  • Meteorologist
  • Food scientist
  • Oceanographer
  • Nanotechnologist
  • Biomedical scientist

Below is the list of few top companies that recruit Science students along with their placement ratings:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

IIT Kanpur, Kanpur

4.7

Flipkart, Zomato, Microsoft, Intel, Yahoo, Myntra, Oyo Rooms, Uber, IBM, Jaguar, HSBC Holdings, Sterlite Technologies, Bajaj Automobiles, Rubrik, etc.

IIT Bombay, Mumbai

4.6

Microsoft, Samsung, Google, Qualcomm, Strategy & Carin, Goldman Sachs, Amazon, Adobe, TATA, Morgan Stanley, Accenture, ONGC, etc.

IIT Delhi, Delhi

4.4

Capgemini, IBM, Deloitte, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Wipro, KPMG, etc.

IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur

4.5

Google, Flipkart, JP Morgan, Tata Steel, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Barclays GSC, OYO and Capgemini, etc.

Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

4.2

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Accenture, Cognizant, Amazon, TCS, IBM, Informatica, Capgemini, SAP, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Bosch, Ashok Leyland, Voltas,

Mercedes Benz, Honda, Daikin, Renault Nissan, Sony,

Adobe, Virtusa, KPIT, Morgan Stanley, Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Trident Group, Infineon, KPMG, etc.

 Mode of Study

Science courses can be pursued from various colleges through different modes such as full-time, distance-learning, part-time, and online. Around 10,072 Science colleges offer the full-time course and rest of the colleges offer distance-learning, part-time and online modes to the student for pursuing Science courses. Some of these colleges are tabulated below:

Full-time Mode of Study

Some of the popular colleges/ universities that offer full-time Science courses are:

S.No.

Colleges

Location

1.

IIT Bombay

Mumbai

2.

IIT Delhi

Delhi

3.

Parul University

Vadodara

4.

Lovely Professional University

Jalandhar

5.

Chandigarh University 

Chandigarh

Distance/ Correspondence Mode of Study

The colleges that offer courses through distance/ correspondence mode are as follows:

S.No.

College

Location

1.

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Delhi

2.

Amity University

Gurgaon

3.

Andhra University

Visakhapatnam

4.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University

Hyderabad

5.

AMU - Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh

Part-time Mode of Study

The colleges that offer courses through part-time mode are as follows:

S.No.

College

Location

1.

Delhi Technological University

Delhi

2.

IIT Mandi

Mandi

3.

Lovely Professional University

Jalandhar

4.

School of Bioengineering Sciences & Research, MIT ADTU

Pune

5.

Poornima University

Jaipur

 Online Mode of Study

The following colleges offer online classroom mode:

S.No.

Colleges

Location

1.

Parul University

Vadodara

2.

Karnataka State Open University

Mysore

3.

Vishwakarma University

Pune

4.

St. Xavier's College

Mumbai

5.

Medvarsity

Hyderabad

 How affordable is studying Science Courses in India?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that pursuing Science Courses in India is economical as approximately 47% of the colleges have course/annual fees less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli; IIT Mandi; Parul University, Vadodara; Chandigarh University, Chandigarh; Amity University, Noida; Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar and so on.
Approximately 23% of Science colleges fee structure ranges between Rs 1-2 lakh. Some of these colleges are IIT Bombay; IIT Kanpur; Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore; Delhi Technological University, Delhi; St. Pauls College, Bangalore, Amity University, Noida; Chandigarh University, Chandigarh; Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal; Shoolini University, Solan and so on. 
The fees of around 13% colleges is between Rs 2-3 lakh. Some of these colleges are Netaji Subhas University of Technology, Delhi; National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur; IIT Bombay; Amity University, Mumbai; University of Mysore, Mysore; KL College of Engineering, KL University, Guntur; NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata and so on.
Only around 9% of Science colleges in India are economical with a fee structure between Rs 3-5 lakh. Some of these colleges are Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad; National Institute of Technology Raipur; Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar; Chandigarh University, Chandigarh; Amity University, Noida; SGT University, Gurgaon; The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara and so on.
Approximately 8% of Science colleges in India are expensive with a fee structure of more than Rs 5 lakh. These colleges are IIT Delhi; IIT Hyderabad; CIT Coimbatore; Chandigarh University, Chandigarh; KL College of Engineering, KL University Guntur; Manipal School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal and so on.

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

Science Specialisations offered in India

Science colleges in India offer diversified specialisations in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, Computer Science, Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Home Science, Agriculture, etc. The most popular one is Mathematics followed by Chemistry and Physics. Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the top 10 Science specialisations in India:

Which are the most popular Science Exams in India?

The most popular entrance examination for studying Science courses in India is GATE. While scoring good marks in GATE will help you land in Science colleges like most of the IITs like IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur. IIT JAM is your ticket to colleges like IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur.

Rest of the colleges accept, JEE Main, NEET PG, KCET, ICAR AIEEA, JEE Advanced, GUJCET, NEET, CAT, score, etc. for admission into their colleges.

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview:

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Popularity
Featured
Fees
Value Rating
Faculty Rating
Placement Rating
15 Courses
36.22 K - 61.38 K
6 - 7.2 LPA

#1 India Today

14 Courses
29.06 K - 68.91 K
4.2 - 6.25 LPA

#2 India Today

16 Courses
29.14 K - 88.86 K
2.52 - 3.75 LPA

#4 India Today

8.28 K - 1.44 L
3.92 - 5.72 LPA

#4 The Week

1 L - 13.2 L
2 L - 5.2 L
18 Courses
23.89 K - 87.74 K
5 - 7 LPA

#5 India Today

8 Courses
54.42 K - 58.62 K
3.75 LPA

#7 India Today

4.2
2.4 - 3.33 LPA

#8 India Today

30 K - 3.78 L
3.56 - 5.7 LPA

#164 NIRF

10.6 L
1.8 L - 12 L
4 Courses
46.11 K - 62.01 K
7 LPA

#13 India Today

11 Courses
28.01 K - 58.03 K
3.78 LPA

#10 India Today

45.26 K - 3.12 L
2.48 - 3.25 LPA

#12 India Today

89.8 K - 2.89 L
3.4 - 3.53 LPA

#14 India Today

54 K
90 K - 3.6 L
12 Courses
24.91 K - 55.68 K
2.52 - 3.9 LPA

#12 India Today

4 Courses
24 K - 72.47 K
3.6 - 6.5 LPA
12 Courses
32.35 K - 1.51 L
3.3 LPA

#16 India Today

18 Courses
28.57 K - 52.83 K
3.37 - 12 LPA

#17 India Today

20 Courses
17.84 K - 84.1 K
3.3

#10 Shiksha Collections

14 Courses
23.55 K - 68.89 K
3 - 4.68 LPA

#20 India Today

8 Courses
11.6 K - 53.52 K
2.5 LPA

#21 India Today

16 Courses
17.12 K - 1.42 L
2.2 - 2.9 LPA

#18 The Week

97.5 K - 1.41 L
1.28 L - 9.6 L
93.6 K - 2.4 L
2.6

#16 The Week

12 Courses
4.3
4.08 - 4.24 LPA

#23 India Today

14 Courses
13.46 K - 1.69 L
2.4 - 2.6 LPA

#24 India Today

1.68 L - 2.17 L
4.3 - 5.9 LPA

#22 The Week

2.8 L - 3.6 L
82 K - 7.28 L

FAQs

Q1. What are the different specialisations offered in Science colleges in India?

A. The top 10 specialisations offered in Science colleges in India are:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Home Science
  • Agriculture

Q2. Which is the best college for Science courses in India based on placements?

A. The top 5 Science colleges in India based on placements are:

  • IIT Kanpur, Kanpur
  • IIT Bombay, Mumbai
  • IIT Delhi, Delhi
  • IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur
  • Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

Q3. Which is the average salary of a Science professional in India?

A. The average salary for BSc and MSc graduates ranges from between Rs 15,000 per month to Rs 30,000 per month.

Q4. What is the estimated fee for studying Science courses in India?

A. It is estimated that pursuing Science Courses in India is economical as approximately 47% of the colleges have course/annual fees less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are NIT Trichy, Tiruchirappalli; IIT Mandi; Parul University, Vadodara; Chandigarh University, Chandigarh; Amity University, Noida; Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar and so on.

Q5. What are the popular exams to qualify Science courses in India?

A. The various exams accepted in India for Science courses admissions include GATE, IIT JAM,  JEE Main, NEET PG, KCET, ICAR AIEEA, JEE Advanced, GUJCET, NEET, CAT, etc.

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