Updated on Mar 27, 2024 10:01 IST

Top Universities in Karnataka 2024

There are around 17 top universities in Karnataka of which 9 colleges are owned by government and 8 colleges are owned by private entities. ICAR AIEEA, KCET, CUET and IIT JAM are the popular entrance exams for admission to best Universities in Karnataka. IIS, Manipal School of Life Sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, University of Mysore and Christ University are the best Universities in Karnataka.

Top Universities in Karnataka: Highlights 2024

Karnataka boasts a vibrant higher education landscape, with numerous universities catering to diverse academic interests. Listed below is the various parameters and statistics for best Universities in Karnataka:

Parameters

Statistics

No. of Colleges

17

Ownership

Private: 8 colleges

Government: 9 colleges

Tuition Fee

< INR 1 lakh: 6 colleges

INR 1-2 lakh: 2 colleges

INR 2-3 lakh: 3 colleges

INR 3-5 lakh: 2 colleges

> INR 5 lakh: 1 college

Top Specialisations

Biotechnology, Agriculture, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Biology, etc.

Accepted Entrance Exams

ICAR AIEEA, KCET, CUET, IIT JAM, etc.

Top Universities in Karnataka: Admissions 2024

It's important to note that the requirements for admission to Karnataka's best institutions vary depending on several factors, such as:

  • Candidates must have completed Class 10+2 from a recognised university.
  • Some universities might require the students to appear for entrance exams like ICAR AIEEA, KCET, CUET, etc. for admission to most universities in Karnataka.

Top Universities in Karnataka: Exam Schedule 2024

Given below are the best entrance exams for admission to top Universities in Karnataka and top colleges in Karnataka for engineering:

  • ICAR AIEEA: Indian Council of Agricultural Resarch All India Entrance Examination for Admission is conducted by NTA for admission to Bachelor Degree programmes in Agriculture and Allied Sciences 
  • KCET: Karnataka Common Entrance Test  is regulated by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for admission to professional courses like Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma), Diploma in Pharmacy (DPharma), Agriculture courses (Farm Science) and Veterinary courses.
  • CUET: Common University Entrance Test is a national level entrance exam conducted by NTA for admission to UG courses offered by participating institutes.
  • IIT JAM: Indian Institute of Technology Joint Admission Testis an all-India level online entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) every year on a rotational basis on behalf of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Please refer to the table below for the schedule of above mentioned entrance exams for admission to top colleges Karnataka and MBA colleges in Bangalore city:

Exam Name

Exam Schedule

ICAR AIEEA

ICAR AIEEA Schedule

CUET

CUET Schedule

KCET

KCET Schedule

IIT JAM

IIT JAM Schedule

Top Private Universities in Karnataka

Karnataka is home to about 8 private universities and listed below are the top universities in Karnataka that also has top ranked engineering colleges in Karnataka:

College Name

Tuition Fee

Manipal School of Life Sciences Admission

INR 2.76 lakh

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Admission

INR 1.15 lakh

Christ University Bangalore Admission

INR 4.50 lakh

School of Science Admission

INR 5.40 lakh

KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Admission

INR 36,000

Top Government Universities in Karnataka

Karnataka is home to about 9 government universities and listed below are the top government universities in Karnataka that also have best PUC colleges in Bangalore:

College Name

Tuition Fee

IIS Admission

INR 48,000

University of Mysore Admission

INR 4,818

Kuvempu University Admission

INR 18,040

Mangalore University Admission

INR 20,000

Central University of Karnataka Admission

INR 12,300

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Highest Salary Offered by Top Universities in Karnataka

Please refer to the table below for the top universities in Karnataka that offer the highest Return on Investment to their students in the form of placement package:

College Name

Tuition Fee

Annual Median Package

Manipal School of Life Sciences

INR 2.76 lakh

INR 11.68 LPA

JSS Academy of Higher Education

INR 1.15 lakh

INR 9.54 LPA

University of Mysore

INR 4,818

INR 2.05 LPA

Christ University

INR 4.50 lakh

INR 4.46 LPA

School of Sciences

INR 5.40 lakh

INR 5.15 LPA

Top Universities in Karnataka: Comparison 2024

Listed below is the comparison for top Universities in Karnataka:

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Total Fees

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Ownership

Specialization

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1
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Indian Institute of Science
4.5

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.4

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.7

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(37)
Fees: 48,000
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
6
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
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

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(4)
Fees: 2.76 Lakh
Salary : 11.68 Lakh
7
The Week ' 23
34
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research
4.1

Placements

4.1

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.0

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(85)
Fees: 1.15 Lakh
Salary : 9.54 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
44
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
University of Mysore
3.8

Placements

3.3

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.1

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(59)
Fees: 4,818
Salary : 2.05 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
67
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
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

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(1448)
Fees: 4.50 Lakh
Salary : 4.46 Lakh
27
The Week ' 23
68
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
School of Sciences, Jain Deemed-to-be University, Bangalore
3.4

Placements

3.2

Infrastructure

3.5

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.8

Crowd & Campus Life

3.5

Value for Money

2.9

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(20)
Fees: 5.40 Lakh
Salary : 5.15 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
85
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Yenepoya (Deemed to be university)
3.7

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.9

Crowd & Campus Life

3.4

Value for Money

3.6

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(32)
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
90
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
4.0

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(29)
Salary : 7.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
101-150
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research
4.4

Placements

4.3

Infrastructure

4.7

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.1

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(10)
Fees: 36,000
Salary : 4.20 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
101-150
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Kuvempu University
4.0

Placements

3.4

Infrastructure

4.3

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.3

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

4.0

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(12)
Fees: 18,040
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
101-150
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Mangalore University
4.1

Placements

3.8

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.6

Crowd & Campus Life

4.5

Value for Money

4.3

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(8)
Fees: 20,000
Salary : 2.60 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Central University of Karnataka
3.7

Placements

2.2

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(69)
Fees: 12,300
Salary : 4.78 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
JSS Science and Technology University
4.2

Placements

4.2

Infrastructure

4.1

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.0

Crowd & Campus Life

4.6

Value for Money

4.3

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(169)
Salary : 6.50 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Karanataka Veterinary Animal And Fisheries Science University - KVAFSU
3.8

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

3.9

Faculty & Course Curriculum

3.7

Crowd & Campus Life

3.6

Value for Money

4.4

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(7)
Fees: 3.14 Lakh
Salary : 5.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
Sri Devraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research
4.1

Placements

4.0

Infrastructure

4.0

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.2

Crowd & Campus Life

4.1

Value for Money

4.1

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(18)
Fees: 1.00 Lakh
Salary : 6.00 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad
3.7

Placements

3.0

Infrastructure

3.8

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.1

Crowd & Campus Life

4.0

Value for Money

3.8

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(21)
Fees: 2.68 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23
151-200
NIRF ' 23
(All India)
University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur
4.1

Placements

3.6

Infrastructure

4.2

Faculty & Course Curriculum

4.4

Crowd & Campus Life

4.2

Value for Money

4.1

Learning Experience

NaN

Course Support

NaN
(9)
Fees: 2.68 Lakh
Salary : 2.40 Lakh
Not Ranked
The Week ' 23

Other popular Science colleges in Karnataka

88 K - 4.56 L
6.8 - 11.68 LPA

#6 NIRF

5.15 LPA

#68 NIRF

1.26 L - 2.7 L
4 LPA

#12 India Today

2.48 L - 7.5 L
1.6 L - 2.85 L
6.29 - 7.13 LPA

#22 The Week

33 Courses
75 K - 1 L
3.5 - 4.25 LPA

#30 Outlook

60 K
3 LPA

#24 The Week

1.2 L - 1.65 L
3.7 - 5.5 LPA

#31 India Today

10 K - 1.6 L
4.5 - 6 LPA
1.26 L - 4.56 L
3.07 - 3.79 LPA

#31 Times

3 L - 9.75 L
2.17 L - 2.49 L
1.45 L - 2.75 L
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9 Courses
1.49 L - 4.28 L
9.54 - 9.56 LPA
1.29 L - 4.45 L
3.33 - 3.6 LPA

#16 The Week

3.6 L - 6.3 L
5.15 - 7.26 LPA
3.24 L - 4.56 L
1.59 L - 2.1 L
3 L - 9.75 L
90 K - 1.2 L
11 K
4.6
5 Courses
20 K - 30 K
1 Course
30.71 K
18 Courses
5.85 K - 82.83 K
2 - 3.6 LPA

Top Universities in India 2024 FAQs

Q. How many Top Universities are there in Karnataka?

A. Universities in Karnataka are supported by the University Grants Commission which is a body of the central government that provides support to government-recognised Universities and colleges with funds. There are about 17 top universities in Karnatka. Among the top universities, about 9 of the universities are publicly owned, 65 of the universities are owned by the private.

Q. Which is the No.1 University in Karnataka?

A. The top ten Universities in Karnataka, as per NIRF ranking 2023 are:

Universities Name

NIRF 2023

Indian Institute of Science

1
Manipal School of Life Sciences 6
JS Academy of Higher Education and Research 34
University of Mysore 44
Christ University 67

Q. What is the fee for studying at Top Universities in Karnataka?

A. It is estimated that studying at top universities in India is affordable. Nearly, 6 colleges have annual fees ranging less than INR 1 lakh and some of them are:

  • Indian Institute of Science
  • University of Mysore
  • KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research
  • Kuvempu University

Q. What are the different specialisations offered by Top Universities in Karnataka?

A. The top universities in Karnataka offers many specialisations are:

Specialisations

Number of Universities

Biotechnology

4

Agriculture

3

Chemistry

3

Bioinformatics

1

Biology

1

Q: Who are the top recruiters participated during placements in top universities in Karnataka?

A: Listed below are the top recruiters participated during placements are mentioned below:

Wipro Infosys
Mahindra TCS
Cognizant SBI Bank
ICICI Bank Big Oh Tech

Q: What is the top 5 rank in NIRF 2023?

A: Following is a college of top Universities in India ranked by NIRF for the past three years:

Universities Name

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

Indian Institute of Science

1

1

1

Manipal School of Life Sciences

7

7

6
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research 34 34 34
University of Mysore 19 33 44
Christ University -- 71 67

Q: Which university is rank 1 in India 2023?

A: Following is a college of top University in India ranked by NIRF for the past three years:

Universities Name

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

Indian Institute of Science

1

1

1

Q: Which is India's top 1 private university?

A: Following is a college of top 1 private Universities in India ranked by NIRF for the past three years:

Universities Name

NIRF 2021

NIRF 2022

NIRF 2023

Manipal School of Life Sciences

7

7

6

Q. How do I find Universities in Karnataka that are best for me?

A. It would take some reflection and research to choose the top universities in India for you. Here is a detailed guide to assist you in navigating the procedure:

  • Which academic pursuits are you interested in? Which particular scientific fields pique your interest? Which do you prefer: applied science, research, or a mix of both?
  • What are your aspirations for your career? Do you want to continue your studies, do research, work in a field, or consider starting your own business? Knowing your long-term goals aids in focusing on the most pertinent solutions.
  • In what kind of setting do you learn best? Which do you prefer: smaller, more research-focused universities, or big, bustling campuses with a wide range of activities? Think on your learning style and personality.
  • What budgetary concerns do you have? Universities that are private or public may charge quite different fees. Regarding your spending and scholarship chances, be practical.
  • Make use of directories and rankings: Websites such as Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings, and NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) can offer insightful information about university rankings and strengths in a range of subject areas.
  • Examine the brochures and websites of colleges: Investigate the particular courses that colleges are offering that suit your interests. Examine the curriculum, faculty biographies, research facilities, and resources for career assistance.
  • Make contact with recent graduates and students: Make contact with alumni from the colleges you are considering. Their views and experiences might provide insightful viewpoints.
  • Location: Which environment do you prefer, urban or rural? Think about how close possible internships, research opportunities, and employment chances are to your subject of interest.
  • Programmes offering electives or specialisations in subjects that especially interest you should be sought out. This might assist in adjusting your education to your unique objectives.
  • Locate colleges with faculty members whose areas of expertise and research interests coincide with your own. By doing this, you may have a better chance of finding research opportunities and mentorship.
  • Career assistance and placements: Verify the university's history of putting graduates in appropriate fields. Good career assistance services can point you in the direction of jobs, internships, and professional growth.

Note that the "best" university is a relative term that depends on your personal goals and needs. To choose which option is best for you, take your time, carefully consider your options, and follow your gut feeling.

 

Q. Why is it too hard to get into top prestigious colleges in India?

A. It is true that gaining admission to India's most esteemed universities may be extremely difficult. Given below are some of the reasons:

  • Higher Number of Applicants
  • Difficult Entrance Exams
  • Reservation System
  • Emphasis on Rote Learning

But it's crucial to keep in mind that, despite the difficulties along the way, they are not impossible. Many committed students succeed in overcoming these challenges and obtaining their dream of enrolling in highly esteemed universities.

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