Top Universities in India 2022

India has been witnessing a rapid expansion in terms of higher education offered by university colleges both public and private. Earlier, students were limited to mostly government-run or government-funded colleges, but today, several high-quality private universities are making their presence felt in the coveted list of top universities in India. The public universities are supported either by Central or state governments, whereas private universities are generally supported by various bodies, corporate groups and societies.

There has been a growing demand for quality education and training in India, not just traditional but also emerging fields and disciplines. Liberal arts and dual-degree programmes are evolving as popular course options for students in modern times. Private universities offer dual advantage of world-class educational infrastructure along with industry exposure through partnerships that only a few cash-rich government colleges can accomplish.

India is home to some of the top-rated University colleges such as Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi; Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi; Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad; Calcutta University, Kolkata; Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal; UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune; Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), Delhi), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), etc.

Apart from merit-based admission, many top-ranked University colleges in India also accept scores of national- and state-level entrance exams, including CUCET, IIT JAM, AJEE, AUCET, BEEE, BHU UET, BITSAT, Calcutta University Entrance Exam, etc. for University admissions.

Below table showcases the popular streams and types of courses offered by University colleges in India:

College Name

Popular Streams

Types of Courses

Delhi Technological University (DTU), Delhi

Engineering

UG, PG and PhD

DU, Delhi

Arts, Commerce, Business Administration

UG, PG and PhD

JNU, Delhi

Business Administration, Engineering, Science 

UG, PG and PhD

Anand Agricultural University, Anand

Agriculture

UG, PG and PhD

Calcutta University, Kolkata

Arts, Commerce, Science

UG, PG, PhD, Diploma and Certificate

Although there are plenty of University colleges in India, there a few top ones that have been listed by NIRF. Following is a list of top 10 University colleges in India ranked by NIRF:

Name of the College

NIRF'20 Ranking

IISc Bangalore

1

JNU, Delhi

2

BHU, Varanasi

3

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore

4

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

5

UoH, Hyderabad

6

Calcutta University, Kolkata

7

MAHE, Manipal

8

UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

9

JMI, Delhi

10

 Following is the list of top 10 University colleges in India ranked by India Today:

College

India Today'20 Ranking

IISc Bangalore

1

JNU, Delhi

2

BHU, Varanasi

3

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore

4

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

5

UoH, Hyderabad

6

Calcutta University, Kolkata

7

MAHE, Manipal

8

UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

9

JMI, Delhi

10

 Here is the list of some of the top public and private University colleges in India along with average course fee:

Private Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs lakh)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore

-

MAHE, Manipal

2.6

BITS Pilani

16.73

Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, VIT University

1.2

Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) University,

Bhubaneswar

6.7

 

Public Colleges

Course Fee (in Rs)

IISc Bangalore

-

JNU, Delhi

609

BHU, Varanasi

6,250

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

-

UoH, Hyderabad

-

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

Placement Trends

One of the most crucial parameters that has been used to define top universities in India is the graduation outcome. This is further broken down into placements or entrepreneurship opportunities, median salary, number of PhD students and number of students admitted to top universities.

Tabulated below is the University Placement trends for UG courses during 2016-17:

College Name

No. of Students Placed

Median Salary (in Rs LPA)

IISc Bangalore

6

1

JNU, Delhi

22

6

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore

113

3

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

146

5

Calcutta University, Kolkata

133

8

MAHE, Manipal

235

4

UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

18

5

JMI, Delhi

1,090

4

University of Delhi, Delhi

62

4

 Tabulated below is the University Placement trends for PG courses during 2016-17:

College Name

No. of Students Placed

Median Salary (in Rs LPA)

IISc Bangalore

193

17

JNU, Delhi

95

8

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore

501

6

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

168

4

UoH, Hyderabad

202

4

Calcutta University, Kolkata

4,526

8

MAHE, Manipal

556

4

UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

923

5

JMI, Delhi

496

4

University of Delhi, Delhi

819

11

Graduates from below-listed 14 top University colleges in India get a median salary of Rs 2-8 LPA:

Graduates from below-listed 2 top University colleges in India fetch a median salary of more than Rs 8-14 LPA:

  • Calcutta University, Kolkata

  • BITS Pilani

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the median salary for university colleges in India:

Top Recruiters for University Graduates

University graduates from any domain are in high demand. All organisations, big or small, private or government, hire University degree holders in various capacities. Below is the list of few top companies in India that recruit University graduates along with their placement ratings:

Colleges

Placement Ratings (Based on Reviews)

Top Recruiters

IISc Bangalore

4.7

ABB, Aditya Birla Group, Adobe, Amazon.com, Cisco Systems, Crompton Greaves, GE Capital Services, Genpact, GM Motors, Godrej, Google, Honeywell, IBM, Local Oye, Mahindra Group, Microsoft, Motorola, MRF, Samsung, Sandisk, Siemens, SONY, TCS, Unisys India, Videocon

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

4.4

Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Airtel, PWC, Samsung, Maruti Suzuki, L&T Infotech, Mentor graphics, Hexagon, Wipro Turbo, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services

UoH, Hyderabad

4.4

Accenture, Spire Consulting India, Delloitte, HSBC, TCS

JNU, Delhi

4.3

Adobe, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, IBM, NIIT, Newgen, Wipro, HCL, Sopra

BHU, Varanasi

4.2

XL Dynamics Pvt. Ltd., IBM Global Process, ICICI Bank. E2I Group, Ansal API, ALC India Pvt. Ltd., Wipro BPO, PCIL, Future Group (Big Bazar), PRADAN, Concentrix,

FINO, Sri Ram Swaroop, Coal India Limited, iCRM, IDBI

How affordable is studying in University colleges in India?

Based on the below pie chart, it can be estimated that studying at University colleges in India is moderately-priced. Nearly 38% of the colleges in India have annual fees that ranges from Rs 1-3 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

Around 37% colleges have fee structure of less than Rs 1 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • JNU, Delhi

  • BHU, Varanasi

  • Calcutta University, Kolkata

Around 25% colleges have fee structure of more than Rs 5 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • SOA University, Bhubaneswar

  • BITS Pilani

Refer to the infographic below to get a detailed overview of the break-up of University colleges in India based on fee:

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Location

Total Fees

Rating

Ownership

Specialization

Exams Accepted

1
NIRF ' 21
Indian Institute of Science
4.7

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.8

Crowd & Campus Life

4.8

Value for Money

4.9
(24)
Fees: 1.14 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
1
Outlook ' 20
2
NIRF ' 21
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
(99)
Fees: 654
Salary : 8.00 Lakh
1
The Week ' 21
2
Outlook ' 20
3
NIRF ' 21
BHU - Banaras Hindu University
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.4

Value for Money

4.6
(906)
Fees: 25,000
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
2
The Week ' 21
7
Outlook ' 20
4
NIRF ' 21
Calcutta University
3.9

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

3.8

Value for Money

4.5
(239)
Fees: 16,088
Salary : 8.68 Lakh
6
The Week ' 21
6
Outlook ' 20
5
NIRF ' 21
Amrita Center for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham - Kochi Campus
Fees: 2.20 Lakh
Salary : 4.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
6
NIRF ' 21
Jamia Millia Islamia [JMI]
4.2

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.7
(477)
Fees: 24,000
Salary : 4.20 Lakh
8
The Week ' 21
12
Outlook ' 20
7
NIRF ' 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)
Fees: 3.14 Lakh
Salary : 3.72 Lakh
50
The Week ' 21
4
Outlook ' 20
8
NIRF ' 21
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
(479)
Fees: 7,200
Salary : 5.80 Lakh
4
The Week ' 21
3
Outlook ' 20
9
NIRF ' 21
UoH - University of Hyderabad
4.4

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.7
(54)
Fees: 46,550
Salary : 9.75 Lakh
5
The Week ' 21
5
Outlook ' 20
10
NIRF ' 21
AMU  - Aligarh Muslim University
4.3

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.6
(404)
Salary : 7.22 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
14
Outlook ' 20
11
NIRF ' 21
UNIPUNE - Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU)
4.2

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.6
(135)
Fees: 14,300
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
7
The Week ' 21
9
Outlook ' 20
12
NIRF ' 21
Delhi University (DU)
4.0

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.4
(13652)
Fees: 11,010
Salary : 4.00 Lakh
3
The Week ' 21
8
Outlook ' 20
13
NIRF ' 21
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
(1432)
Fees: 3.77 Lakh
Salary : 5.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
11
Outlook ' 20
14
NIRF ' 21
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
4.1

Placements

3.1

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.1
(16)
Fees: 35,790
Salary : 6.24 Lakh
11
The Week ' 21
31
Outlook ' 20
15
NIRF ' 21
ICT Mumbai - Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
4.5

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.7

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.6
(54)
Fees: 1.11 Lakh
Salary : 5.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
16
NIRF ' 21
Anna University
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.6
(337)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
10
Outlook ' 20
17
NIRF ' 21
BITS Pilani - Birla Institute of Technology and Science
4.4

Placements

4.4

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.7

Value for Money

4.2
(511)
Fees: 19.19 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
13
Outlook ' 20
19
NIRF ' 21
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
(40)
Fees: 73,130
Salary : 3.85 Lakh
19
The Week ' 21
22
Outlook ' 20
20
NIRF ' 21
SOA - Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University
4.1

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.0
(260)
Fees: 6.90 Lakh
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
26
Outlook ' 20
22
NIRF ' 21
Srinivasa Ramanujan Center, Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy
4.2

Placements

4.5

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.2
(28)
Fees: 1.25 Lakh
Salary : 3.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
38
Outlook ' 20
23
NIRF ' 21
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
(770)
Fees: 34,200
Salary : 3.60 Lakh
12
The Week ' 21
21
Outlook ' 20
24
NIRF ' 21
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
3.9

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.2
(292)
Fees: 1.99 Lakh
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
10
The Week ' 21
16
Outlook ' 20
25
NIRF ' 21
Amity University, Noida
4.0

Placements

3.5

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

3.6
(1405)
Fees: 4.00 Lakh
51
The Week ' 21
34
Outlook ' 20
26
NIRF ' 21
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
(666)
Fees: 2.87 Lakh
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
24
Outlook ' 20
27
NIRF ' 21
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
(14)
Fees: 2,559
Salary : 2.33 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
18
Outlook ' 20
28
NIRF ' 21
University of Madras
3.9

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.4
(30)
Fees: 13,720
Salary : 3.19 Lakh
13
The Week ' 21
20
Outlook ' 20
30
NIRF ' 21
School of Science and Humanities (SRM IST), Chennai
4.3

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.2
(64)
Fees: 2.60 Lakh
Salary : 2.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
28
Outlook ' 20
31
NIRF ' 21
MGU Kerala - Mahatma Gandhi University
4.2

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(28)
Salary : 5.90 Lakh
18
The Week ' 21
29
Outlook ' 20
33
NIRF ' 21
Alagappa University
4.5

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.5

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.7
(6)
Fees: 31,700
Salary : 1.44 Lakh
17
The Week ' 21
30
Outlook ' 20
34
NIRF ' 21
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research
4.1

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.0
(40)
Fees: 1.15 Lakh
Salary : 7.56 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
35
NIRF ' 21
Banasthali Vidyapith
4.2

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.3
(607)
Fees: 2.26 Lakh
Salary : 2.60 Lakh
14
The Week ' 21
37
Outlook ' 20
35
NIRF ' 21
KL (Deemed to be University)
4.1

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

3.9
(577)
Fees: 4.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
37
NIRF ' 21
TISS - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.7
(24)
Fees: 94,600
Salary : 4.80 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
27
Outlook ' 20
38
NIRF ' 21
Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences, Symbiosis International, Pune
Fees: 4.40 Lakh
Salary : 18.20 Lakh
20
The Week ' 21
36
Outlook ' 20
40
NIRF ' 21
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
3.7

Placements

3.7

Infrastructure

3.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.7

Value for Money

3.7
(504)
Fees: 3.05 Lakh
Salary : 3.52 Lakh
34
The Week ' 21
39
Outlook ' 20
41
NIRF ' 21
Jamia Hamdard
3.7

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.6
(199)
Fees: 3.50 Lakh
Salary : 4.65 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
19
Outlook ' 20
42
NIRF ' 21
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
(1197)
Fees: 67,000
Salary : 10.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
Not Ranked
Outlook ' 20
43
NIRF ' 21
Gujarat University
3.9

Placements

3.9

Infrastructure

3.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.3
(103)
Fees: 7,380
Salary : 7.30 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 21
35
Outlook ' 20
44
NIRF ' 21
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
(262)
Fees: 5,450
Salary : 4.12 Lakh
27
The Week ' 21
59
Outlook ' 20
45
NIRF ' 21
Gauhati University - GU
3.9

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.3

Value for Money

4.2
(46)
Salary : 5.25 Lakh
33
The Week ' 21
42
Outlook ' 20

FAQs

Q1. What is the median salary offered by IISc Bangalore in PG category?

A. The median salary offered by IISc Bangalore in PG category is Rs 17 LPA.

Q2. Which is the best university college in India based on placements?

A. Top University colleges in India based on placements trends are:

  • IISc Bangalore

  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata

  • UoH, Hyderabad

  • JNU, Delhi

  • BHU, Varanasi

Q3. What is the no. of students placed by JNU in the UG category during 2016-17?

A. The no. of students placed by JNU in UG category is 22 during 2016-17.

Q4. What is the estimated fee for studying at university colleges in India?

A. It is estimated that studying at University colleges in India is moderately-priced. Nearly 38% of the colleges in India have annual fees that ranges from Rs 1-3 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, VIT University

  • Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

  • MAHE, Manipal

Q5. Which are the popular entrance exams to qualify for university colleges in India?

A. Various entrance exams accepted in India for University college admissions include CUCET, IIT JAM, AJEE, AUCET, BEEE, BHU UET, BITSAT and Calcutta University Entrance Exam.

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