Updated on Mar 25, 2022 00:00 IST
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Top Universities in India 2022

CUET 2022 scores will be accepted by 86 universities in India. Out of this total number of CUET participating universities, there are 43 Central Universities, 13 State Universities, 12 Deemed Universities and 18 private universities. Some of the top universities include Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jamia Milia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, Visva Bharati University, Central University of Tamil Nadu, University of Hyderabad, Central University of Kerala, Central University of Punjab, among others. The Central Government has announced that it has decided to exempt Central Universities in the Northeastern States and Uttarakhand from conducting the exam due to operational difficulties.

Top Universities in India 2022 Accepting CUET Highlights

The following table brings the important features and highlights on top universities in India accepting CUET 2022 scores.

Parameters

Particulars

Number of Universities Accepting CUET Scores

86

Fees

>INR 1 lakh – 85.71%

INR 1-2 lakh – 14.28%

Specialisations

Top five specialisations are:

  • Agriculture

  • Biotechnology

  • Chemistry

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Physics

Admission Process

Universities will shortlist candidates based on CUET scores. Qualified candidates will have to participate in the counselling process.

Number of Central Universities Participating CUET Scores

43

CUET or the Central University Entrance Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate courses across streams. To appear for this exam, students must have passed or appeared for Class 12 Board exam with a minimum aggregate which varies according to candidate categories. CUET is conducted in a computer-based mode in 13 languages including English and Hindi.

CUET is conducted in 554 cities in India and 13 cities abroad. The exam consists of three sections. While the first one is a language test, the second one is domain/subject-specific test and the third one is a General Knowledge test. The third section is not compulsory unless it is directly related to the programmes applied for.

Top Universities in India Accepting CUET 2022 Scores Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the top universities in India accepting CUET 2022 scores are as follows:

  • Students will need to have passed Class 12 from a recognised board in Science stream to take admission to bachelor’s degree programmes in the Central Universities.

  • For the General category, the candidate needs to secure a minimum of 50 per cent in Class 12, for SC/ST, candidates need to have secured a minimum of 45 per cent in Class 12 in order to be eligible for the CUET 2022. For BTech programmes, the minimum aggregate for the General category candidates is 45 per cent and that of the reserved category candidates is 40 per cent.

List of Top Universities in India Accepting CUET Scores with NIRF Ranking and Shiksha Rating

Every year, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, ranks institutes across streams, including Medicine based on multiple parameters such as Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes,(GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Peer Perception.

The table below brings the top universities in India along with the Shiksha Aggregate Rating, which is given on the basis of different parameters such as placements, infrastructure, faculty & course, curriculum, crowd & campus life, and value for money.

Universities

NIRF 2021 Ranking

Shiksha Rating

Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

3

4.2

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi

6

4.3

University of Hyderabad (UoH)

9

4.4

University of Delhi (DU)

12

4.0

Tezpur University

46

4.1

Visva Bharati University, Shanti Niketan

64

4.4

Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

75

4.2

Assam University, Silchar

93

3.6

List of Top Government Universities Accepting CUET 2022 Scores

In this section, we bring the list of top government colleges accepting CUET scores along with their fees.

List of Top Government Universities Accepting CUET Scores

The below table brings the list of top public universities accepting CUET 2022 scores along with their fees in INR.

Universities

Course Fees (in INR)

BHU, Varanasi

25,000

JMI, Delhi

24,000

UoH

46,550

DU

11,010

Tezpur University

1.14 lakh

Location-wise Top Universities Accepting CUET Scores

Delhi/NCR and Assam have the highest number of universities accepting CUET 2022 scores, which is two in each state. The other universities are located in the states of Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The graph below brings the location-wise top universities in India accepting CUET 2022 scores.

ROI of Top Universities Accepting CUET Scores

ROI refers to the Return of Investment, a measure or a parameter to evaluate the profitability of an investment. In the case of education, the ROI can be measured by tallying the college fees and the average salary.

In case of top universities accepting CUET scores, the majority of the participating institutes are of Government or public ownership. The fees range from less than INR 1 lakh to INR 2 lakh. On the other hand, the average salary offered in the placement process is in lakhs. Hence, the ROI factor for the top government universities accepting CUET scores is on the higher side. In the below table, we bring the list of top universities accepting CUET scores along with their fee and the average salary offered by the recruiters.

University

Fee (in INR)

Average Placement Package (in INR)

BHU

25,000

6.50 lakh

JMI

24,000

4.20 lakh

UoH

46,550

9.75 lakh

DU

11,010

4 lakh

Tezpur University

1.14 lakh

2.50 lakh

Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore

34,585

2.88 lakh

Top Recruiters for Universities Accepting CUET Score Graduates

CUET is conducted for admission to a number of undergraduate courses including BA, BSc, BA LLB, etc. The number of top recruiters also varies accordingly from course to course. Some of the top recruiters across domains in the top universities accepting CUET scores are listed below:

  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

  • DHL

  • Wipro

  • Infosys

  • Mahindra & Mahindra

  • Samsung

  • Springboard

  • OYO Rooms

  • United Health Group

  • TCS

  • Wave Rock

  • Facebook

How Affordable is Studying in Top Universities Accepting CUET Scores

As stated before, the fee structure for the top universities accepting CUET scores is in the lower range, which is within INR 2 lakh. The majority of the Government universities accepting CUET scores have fees below INR 1 lakh. Approximately 15 per cent of universities’ fee structure ranges from INR 1 lakh to INR 2 lakh.

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of top universities accepting CUET scores.

Based on the above pie chart, it can be seen that around 85 per cent of the universities have fees below INR 1 lakh. Some such universities are listed below:

  • BHU

  • DU

  • JMI

  • UoH

The above graph represents that approximately 15 per cent of universities accepting CUET scores have fee structures between INR 1 lakh and INR 2 lakh. These colleges are as follows:

Specialisations Offered in Universities Accepting CUET Scores

The top universities accepting CUET scores offer specialisations such as Agriculture, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Food & Nutrition, etc., within the Science stream. The below graph brings the list of top specialisations offered in the top universities accepting CUET scores:

 

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

1
NIRF ' 22
Indian Institute of Science
4.7

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.9
(25)
Fees: 1.14 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
1
Outlook ' 20
251-300
Times Higher Education ' 19
2
NIRF ' 22
Jawaharlal Nehru University
4.3

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.6
(111)
Salary : 8.00 Lakh
1
The Week ' 21
2
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
3
NIRF ' 22
Jamia Millia Islamia [JMI]
4.3

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.7
(531)
Fees: 24,000
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
8
The Week ' 21
12
Outlook ' 20
801-1000
Times Higher Education ' 19
4
NIRF ' 22
Jadavpur University
4.4

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.9
(505)
Fees: 7,200
Salary : 5.90 Lakh
4
The Week ' 21
3
Outlook ' 20
601-800
Times Higher Education ' 19
5
NIRF ' 22
Amrita Center for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Kochi Campus
Fees: 3.35 Lakh
Salary : 5.21 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
6
NIRF ' 22
BHU - Banaras Hindu University
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.6
(1011)
Fees: 25,000
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
2
The Week ' 21
7
Outlook ' 20
601-800
Times Higher Education ' 19
7
NIRF ' 22
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)
Fees: 3.14 Lakh
Salary : 10.80 Lakh
50
The Week ' 21
4
Outlook ' 20
1000+
Times Higher Education ' 19
8
NIRF ' 22
Calcutta University
4.1

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.6
(110)
Fees: 16,088
Salary : 9.10 Lakh
6
The Week ' 21
6
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
9
NIRF ' 22
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
4.2

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.0
(1564)
Fees: 3.77 Lakh
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
11
Outlook ' 20
801-1000
Times Higher Education ' 19
10
NIRF ' 22
UoH - University of Hyderabad
4.4

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(56)
Fees: 46,550
Salary : 5.25 Lakh
5
The Week ' 21
5
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
11
NIRF ' 22
Aligarh Muslim University
4.3

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.7
(449)
Salary : 7.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
14
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
12
NIRF ' 22
UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.6
(143)
Fees: 14,300
Salary : 5.30 Lakh
7
The Week ' 21
9
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
13
NIRF ' 22
Delhi University (DU)
4.0

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.3
(15682)
Fees: 11,010
Salary : 4.50 Lakh
3
The Week ' 21
8
Outlook ' 20
601-800
Times Higher Education ' 19
14
NIRF ' 22
ICT Mumbai - Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
4.5

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.6
(58)
Fees: 1.11 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
15
NIRF ' 22
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
4.0

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.0
(19)
Fees: 35,790
Salary : 6.40 Lakh
11
The Week ' 21
31
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
16
NIRF ' 22
SOA - Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.0
(311)
Fees: 6.90 Lakh
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
26
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
18
NIRF ' 22
BITS Pilani - Birla Institute of Technology and Science
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.2
(534)
Fees: 19.94 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
13
Outlook ' 20
801-1000
Times Higher Education ' 19
19
NIRF ' 22
School of Science and Humanities (SRM IST), Chennai
4.3

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.2
(70)
Fees: 2.55 Lakh
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
28
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
20
NIRF ' 22
KIIT - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
4.2

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.9
(1650)
Fees: 5.95 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
20
NIRF ' 22
Anna University
4.2

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.5
(396)
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
10
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
22
NIRF ' 22
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
(1501)
Fees: 4.00 Lakh
51
The Week ' 21
34
Outlook ' 20
1000+
Times Higher Education ' 19
22
NIRF ' 22
Osmania University
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.4
(345)
Fees: 4,520
Salary : 5.40 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
24
NIRF ' 22
Srinivasa Ramanujan Center, Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy
4.2

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.2
(35)
Fees: 1.25 Lakh
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
38
Outlook ' 20
1000+
Times Higher Education ' 19
25
NIRF ' 22
Panjab University (PUCHD)
3.9

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1
(814)
Fees: 35,535
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
12
The Week ' 21
21
Outlook ' 20
601-800
Times Higher Education ' 19
27
NIRF ' 22
KL (Deemed to be University)
4.1

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.8
(376)
Fees: 5.10 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
28
NIRF ' 22
Alagappa University
4.5

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.7
(7)
Fees: 31,700
Salary : 1.80 Lakh
17
The Week ' 21
30
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
29
NIRF ' 22
Chandigarh University (CU)
4.3

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.1
(3029)
Fees: 7.28 Lakh
Salary : 6.80 Lakh
36
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
30
NIRF ' 22
MGU Kerala - Mahatma Gandhi University
4.1

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.3
(32)
Fees: 1,890
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
18
The Week ' 21
29
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
31
NIRF ' 22
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

3.6
(773)
Fees: 2.87 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
24
Outlook ' 20
801-1000
Times Higher Education ' 19
32
NIRF ' 22
Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences, Symbiosis International, Pune
Fees: 4.40 Lakh
Salary : 18.00 Lakh
20
The Week ' 21
36
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
33
NIRF ' 22
University of Mysore
3.9

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.2
(48)
Fees: 73,130
Salary : 3.85 Lakh
19
The Week ' 21
22
Outlook ' 20
1000+
Times Higher Education ' 19
34
NIRF ' 22
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research
4.1

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.0
(48)
Fees: 1.15 Lakh
Salary : 8.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
401-500
Times Higher Education ' 19
35
NIRF ' 22
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (Kalasalingam University)
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.2
(156)
Fees: 5.01 Lakh
Salary : 4.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
72
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
36
NIRF ' 22
Gauhati University - GU
4.0

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(48)
Salary : 5.25 Lakh
33
The Week ' 21
42
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
36
NIRF ' 22
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
4.0

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(354)
Fees: 1.99 Lakh
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
10
The Week ' 21
16
Outlook ' 20
1000+
Times Higher Education ' 19
38
NIRF ' 22
DTU - Delhi Technological University
4.3

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3
(1484)
Fees: 67,000
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
39
NIRF ' 22
University of Madras
3.9

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

3.9

Value for Money

4.4
(35)
Fees: 13,720
Salary : 2.01 Lakh
13
The Week ' 21
20
Outlook ' 20
Not Ranked
Times Higher Education ' 19
40
NIRF ' 22
Kerala University
3.5

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.8
(15)
Fees: 2,559
Salary : 3.48 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
18
Outlook ' 20
1000+
Times Higher Education ' 19
41
NIRF ' 22
CUSAT - Cochin University of Science and Technology
3.9

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

3.6

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.1
(281)
Fees: 5,450
Salary : 3.20 Lakh
27
The Week ' 21
59
Outlook ' 20
1000+
Times Higher Education ' 19
43
NIRF ' 22
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
3.8

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.7
(549)
Fees: 3.05 Lakh
Salary : 3.52 Lakh
34
The Week ' 21
39
Outlook ' 20
1000+
Times Higher Education ' 19

FAQs Regarding Top Universities Accepting CUET Scores

A: Some of the best universities accepting CUET scores include University of Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, University of Hyderabad, Jamia Millia Islamia among others.

Q: What is the total number of government universities accepting CUET scores?

A: According to the exam officials, there are a total of 56 universities including Central and state, which accept CUET scores.

Q: Will any private universities accept CUET scores?

A: Yes, as many as 18 private universities will accept the CUET 2022 scores.

Q: What is the total number of Deemed Universities Accepting CUET scores?

A: There are as many as 12 Deemed Universities accepting CUET 2022 scores.

Q: What is the fee range at the top universities accepting CUET scores?

A: The fee range of the top universities accepting CUET scores is less than INR 1 lakh to INR 2 lakh.

Q: Are students in top universities accepting CUET scores provided placement support?

A: Yes, majority of the top universities accepting CUET scores conduct placement process at the end of the academic year.

Q: Are CUET scores accepted only by Central Universities?

A: Till last year, CUET (erstwhile CUCET) scores were accepted only by Central Universities. However, this year, the types of top universities accepting CUET scores has been expanded to State Universities, Deemed Universities and Private Universities as well.

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