The education in India has a rich and golden history. In the ancient India, education was conveyed orally in Gurukul but with the change of era, the institutional system of education came to an existence.
As a result world famous Nalanda, Vikramshila, Ujjain and Takshashila Universities were built. Ever since the modern India is also carrying the glories legacy of education. Including public and privet universities, total 789 universities are there.
List of top 10 Best & Largest Universities in India in 2017-2018
10. Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh Muslim University(AMU) is a multidisciplinary public university located in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, an Institution of National Importance, accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade.
AMU consists of 12 faculties with 98 academic departments offer a variety of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It also runs Doctoral and Post-Doctoral programs with a world-class infrastructure. AMU offers an abundant scope of studying Natural Science, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agricultural Sciences, Arts, Commerce, Engineering & Technology, Law, Literature, Foreign Languages, Medical Science etc.
AMU is world famous for the collections of rare books and manuscripts in its library.
9. Birla Institute Of Technology & Science- Pilani
Birla Institute Of Technology & Science(BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan has been ranked as 9th among the Indian universities. BITS is a notable institution for providing higher education in India. It provides a vibrant atmosphere for the students of undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral programs.
It is particularly renowned for its Engineering, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Management, Biological Science, Physical and Mathematical Science courses. BITS is at the forefront of scientific and industrial research in India.
8. Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology
Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology(IIST) is one of world’s major scientific organization engaged in space research. The fully residential 100-acre campus is located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
It offers B.Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D. and the Post-Doctoral degree in space science and technology. Its areas of acclaim are Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Earth System Science and Optical Engineering. IIST has a collaboration with ISRO. It also has students and scientific exchange agreements with various international academic and research organizations. The prime objective of their research is to generate new technology.
7. Banaras Hindu University
Banaras Hindu University(BHU), declared as Institute of National Importance is one of the largest universities in India as well as in Asia situated in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is internationally known for its rich academic tradition which attracts brilliant students, eminent scholars, artists, technologists, and scientists from different corners of the globe.
3 Institutes, 14 Faculties, 140 Departments and 4 Interdisciplinary Centers are organized on its two campuses. Around 15,000 students are enrolled at BHU, in which a large number are international students. BHU offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Science, Arts, Agriculture, Humanities, Visual Arts, Commerce and Medical Science.
BHU has made a strong bonding of international collaboration with various international universities and institutions for academic fulfillment and perfection of its students and researchers.
6. University Of Delhi
University of Delhi(DU) is one of the premier universities in the country located in the capital city of India. It has two campuses, the North and South Campus, and it is one of the largest academic centers with 86 academic departments. It is well regarded for its high standards in teaching and research which attracts talented students from every corner of India.
Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Sociology and History departments have granted the Centers for Advanced Studies status. DU is also renowned for its Law, Management, Arts, Commerce, Science and Mathematics courses. It has built international relationships with various universities from Asian, European, African, North-American countries to continue its journey to excellence.
5. Tezpur University
Tezpur University, located in 15 km east of Tezpur, Assam, occupies 5th place in 2016 ranking. It was founded in 1994 and within 23 years it has established itself as one of the top universities in India. NAAC has accredited this university with “A” grade.
Tezpur University comprises of 4 schools of studies with 21 academic departments. It offers higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. Specializing in Science, Engineering, Management, Humanities and Social Sciences, the university has made an appreciable contribution to the country’s educational sector. It has it’s own Department of Energy.
4. University Of Hyderabad
University Of Hyderabad(UoH) is one of India’s major research universities based in the capital city of Telangana. It has been granted the status ‘Universities with Potential for Excellence’ by UGC and “A” grade by NAAC.
UoH has 12 schools of studies, 5 research institutes, and 20 specialized study centers. It is now hosting more than 5000 students, inheriting its Science, Mathematics, Social science, Management, Economics and Engineering faculties in its residential campus. UoH is very consistent in making its position among the best universities in India, especially in research.
3. Jawaharlal Nehru University
Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) is the 3rd representative in the top 10 list. JNU is located in New Delhi. It is one of the prestigious universities of the country and is considered for providing world class facilities in arts and science courses includes literature, social science, law, computer science, life science, physical science, nanoscience etc. JNU establishes academic linkage with universities in 48 countries and has collaboration and student exchange agreements with various foreign universities and institutions. It has 10 Schools of studies and 4 study centers.
In 2017, JNU got CGPA 3.91 on four point scale, the highest grade given by NAAC.
2. Institute Of Chemical Technology
Institute Of Chemical Technology(ICT), Mumbai, Maharashtra stands 2nd in the list. ICT founded in 1933 and has established itself as one of the best universities in India. It is mainly a technical institution but it offers an ample scope of studying and doing research work in various branches of science.
In the 16-acre campus, ICT offers undergraduate as well as master’s degree program in Chemical Engineering, Textile Technology, Food Technology, Pharmaceutical Science, Physical and Mathematical Sciences. ICT has the accreditation from the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK.
ICT has several academic collaborations for faculty and student exchange with various Indian as well as foreign universities.
1. Indian Institute Of Science Bangalore
Indian Institute Of Science(IISc) is India’s leading university located in Bangalore, Karnataka. It has a strong presence in world’s higher education sector also. The 400-acre campus provides a magnificent academic ambiance to students. More than 40 departments offer a wide range of scope for science studies and research. It offers B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Tech, Ph.D. degrees in various branches of science. IISc has made remarkable contributions in the fields of Chemical sciences, life sciences, physics, nuclear technologies, engineering, advanced computing and Mathematical Sciences.
IISc has signed several Moss and agreements to run joint supervision of Doctoral Students, the exchange program of staff, students, materials and publications with a number of universities of the countries like USA, UK, Germany, Netherland, Canada, France, Japan, Switzerland etc.
IISc also ranked 16th among the leading universities of the BRICS countries and 27th among the Asian countries.
Universities act as the supreme source of knowledge in society. They provide an environment that generates abilities, inventions, and ideas, all aspects of knowledge. From Vedic period India is one of the major sources of knowledge, ever since Indian universities are one of the popular destinations for international students and scholars also. Higher education in India shows a significantly increasing growth curve and has managed to establish itself among the top three largest education system in the world.