Top Ranked Science Colleges in India 2022

Science is a multi-disciplined academic field for students with the following subject combinations in Class 12th – 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.

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 or doctorate level.

  • Diploma Science courses: Diploma courses are typically of 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.

India is home to prestigious institutes for science courses like Women's Christian College – Chennai, Stella Maris College – Chennai, Madras Christian College (MCC) – Chennai, Daulat Ram College – Delhi, Miranda House – Delhi, Hindu College – Delhi, Hansraj College – Delhi, Lady Shri Ram College for Women – Delhi, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College – Delhi, Gargi College, DU – Delhi, Indraprastha College for Women – Delhi, etc. The most popular Science specialisations offered in India are:

  • Microbiology

  • Mathematical Science

  • Physical Science with Computer Science

  • Chemistry

  • Life Science

  • Biomedical Science

  • Physical Science

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Computer Science

  • Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology

There are around 10,000 colleges in India which offer full-time, part-time, distance-learning and online mode of study. These colleges provide degree, diploma and certificate courses. Out of these, top 20 Science colleges in India ranked by India Today offer degree courses in full-time mode of study. Some of these colleges offer dual degree programmes. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi offers BSc in Physical Science with Computer Science. Loyola College, Chennai offers BSc in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology.

Science Courses 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 the 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 Masters with atleast 50-60% aggregate score.

  • PhD level: Candidate must have passed postgraduation from a recognised university.

Apart from merit-based admission, colleges in India conduct entrance exams such as GATE, IIT JAM, JEE Main, NEET PG, KCET, ICAR AIEEA, JEE Advanced, GUJCET, NEET, CAT, etc. for admission to Science courses.Here is the list of some of the top private and public Science colleges in India:

Private Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs)

Women's Christian College, Chennai

61,620

Stella Maris College, Chennai

-

 

Public Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs)

MCC, Chennai

-

Daulat Ram College, Delhi

50,280

Miranda House, Delhi

52,470

Hindu College, Delhi

-

Refer to the infographics below to get a detailed overview of the top 2 Cities / States of Science Colleges in India:

Career prospects

There are a wide variety of career prospects for students in both Science and non-Science areas. However, job/ career prospects in the field of Science depend on the course and specialisation of a candidate. For instance, a student with a Bachelors or Masters degree in Physics can build his/her career in the fields of space & astronomy, healthcare, meteorology & geophysics, and so on. On the other hand, a student with a Bachelors or Masters degree in Chemistry can choose to become a chemical engineer, analytical chemist, forensic scientist, nanotechnologist, biotechnologist, etc.

The average salary for BSc and MSc graduates ranges from Rs 15,000 to 30,000 per month. Some of the popular job profiles that candidates can consider taking up after completing 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

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the median salary of Science Colleges in India:

Top Recruiters for Science Students

After completing Science courses, candidates get several placement opportunities. Placement drives are conducted by colleges. The colleges provide opportunities to enhance student’s knowledge and gain real-time experience. Below is the list of few top companies that recruit Science students:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

Miranda House, Delhi

4.5

Indian Express, Google, Star India, Oxford University Press, Standard Chartered Bank, Essar Group, Zee Telefilm Limited, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Max New York Life Insurance Company Blackstone Group, Absolutdata Research and Analytics Pvt. Ltd., Jaypee Group, Thomsondigital, IBM Daksh Business Process Services Pvt. Ltd., Team Lease Services Pvt. Ltd., Wipro BPO, HP Ltd., Star News, Pulse Media Pvt., etc.

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, etc.

Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai

4.3

Wipro, Accenture, Aditya Birla, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Zoho, TCS, Infosys, RBS, Sutherland, CTS, L&T, etc.

Hansraj College, Delhi

4.3

ICICI Bank, United Airlines, NIIT Technologies, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, Ernst & Young, Adclear Digital Marketing and Intelenet Global Services, etc.

Christ University, Bengaluru

4.2

Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Amazon, Accenture, Daily Hunt, ITC, Samsung, HSBC, Dell, Zomato, Goldman Sachs and Verity, etc.

Stella Maris College, Chennai

4.1

Ernst & Young, KPMG, Wipro, IGIB, NCBS, IBAB and IISc, etc.

 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 expensive as approximately 50% of the colleges have annual fees ranging from Rs 5-10 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Daulat Ram College, Delhi
  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi
  • Hansraj College, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  • Women's Christian College, Chennai

Approximately 33% of Science colleges' fee structure ranges between Rs 1-5 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Gargi College, DU, Delhi
  • Maharaja Agrasen College (MACDU), Delhi
  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi

Fees of around 17% colleges is more than Rs 10 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of Science 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
(178)
Fees: 61,380
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
2
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2
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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
(173)
Fees: 68,910
Salary : 5.60 Lakh
3
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4
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)
Salary : 2.52 Lakh
6
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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
(520)
Fees: 87,741
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
5
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6
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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
(214)
Fees: 34,680
Salary : 3.92 Lakh
4
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7
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
(250)
Fees: 55,740
Salary : 3.75 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
8
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
9
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9
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
(259)
Fees: 45,150
Salary : 4.40 Lakh
11
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10
India Today ' 21
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi
4.1

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.4
(347)
Fees: 47,580
Salary : 3.78 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
11
India Today ' 21
Christ University
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.2
(1325)
Fees: 2.75 Lakh
Salary : 3.56 Lakh
13
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12
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Gargi College, University of Delhi
4.2

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.5
(365)
Fees: 45,135
Salary : 3.90 Lakh
17
The Week ' 20
13
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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

4.7

Value for Money

4.8
(120)
Fees: 62,010
Salary : 7.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
14
India Today ' 21
SJC Bangalore - St. Joseph's College
4.2

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(108)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
15
India Today ' 21
Women's Christian College
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(31)
Fees: 61,620
Salary : 2.48 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
16
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
(265)
Fees: 40,035
Salary : 3.30 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
17
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
(412)
Fees: 46,830
Salary : 3.37 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
18
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: 17,835
19
The Week ' 20
19
India Today ' 21
Acharya Narendra Dev College, University of Delhi
3.8

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

4.4
(192)
Fees: 56,895
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
23
The Week ' 20
21
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
(262)
Fees: 36,000
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
22
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: 16,920
Salary : 2.60 Lakh
26
The Week ' 20
23
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
(302)
Salary : 4.24 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
24
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
(196)
Fees: 2.13 Lakh
Salary : 5.12 Lakh
22
The Week ' 20
25
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
27
The Week ' 20
26
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: 2.58 Lakh
28
The Week ' 20
27
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)
Fees: 47,340
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
28
India Today ' 21
B.K. Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce
3.8

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.9
(66)
Fees: 14,670
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
32
The Week ' 20
29
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
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)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
31
India Today ' 21
Shivaji College, University of Delhi
4.1

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.3
(280)
Fees: 29,655
Salary : 3.33 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
32
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
(169)
Fees: 27,870
Salary : 3.35 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
33
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
(187)
Fees: 1.11 Lakh
Salary : 2.19 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
34
India Today ' 21
35
India Today ' 21
Vimala College
4.1

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

4.3
(3)
Fees: 9,000
Salary : 1.93 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
36
India Today ' 21
M.S. Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce
3.9

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

3.8
(58)
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
37
India Today ' 21
Anugrah Narayan College
4.0

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.3
(19)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
38
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)
21
The Week ' 20
39
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: 10,374
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
40
India Today ' 21
Manipal School of Life Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
4.1

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.0
(4)
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
41
India Today ' 21
Isabella Thoburn Degree College
3.8

Placements

2.5

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.0
(64)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20
42
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
(198)
Fees: 72,468
Salary : 3.21 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 20

FAQs

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

A. Top 10 specialisations offered in Science colleges in India are:

  • Microbiology

  • Mathematical Science

  • Physical Science with Computer Science

  • Chemistry

  • Life Science

  • Biomedical Science

  • Physical Science

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Computer Science

  • Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology

Q2. Which are the best colleges for Science courses in India based on placements?

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

  • Miranda House, Delhi

  • Stephen's College, Delhi

  • Hindu College, Delhi

  • Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai

  • Hansraj College, Delhi

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

A. The average salary for BSc and MSc graduates ranges from Rs 15,000 to 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 expensive as approximately 50% of the colleges have annual fees ranging from Rs 5-10 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Daulat Ram College, Delhi
  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi
  • Hansraj College, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  • Women's Christian College, Chennai

Q5. Which are the popular exams to qualify for science courses in India?

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

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