The top universities in India boast of quality faculty, highly rated curriculum and academic excellence. Although there is no guarantee of getting a lucrative job after obtaining a post graduate degree in humanities, science and commerce from one of the leading universities of the country, nonetheless, students of the premier universities of the country are assured of quality education.
Regardless of the prevailing ranking of the premier Indian universities, every year the brightest students from across the country flock to the leading universities of the country. Here is a list of some of the most popular universities of India.
Best Universities in India
University of Delhi, Delhi
The University of Delhi is a central university. This premier institution of higher education in the country offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in diverse disciplines.
Delhi University currently has 16 faculties and 85 departments. For outstanding academic excellence, the departments of history, sociology, chemistry, zoology and geology are considered among the best in the country.
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru University has recently received the highest grade in the country due to its academic excellence from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The university has ten schools namely schools of arts and aesthetics, social sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, international studies, biotechnology, environmental science, information technology and language, literature and culture
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in 1916, Banaras Hindu University is one of the country’s largest residential universities.
The University is organized into 16 faculties and 140 departments. It is especially noted for its highly rated curriculum in science, technology, medicine, agriculture and social science.
University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Established in 1857, the University of Calcutta is one of the oldest universities in Asia. It is considered one of the top state universities in India. The University has 14 campuses devoted to different disciplines scattered across Kolkata. It has 8 faculties and 65 departments.
University of Madras, Chennai
The University of Madras along with Calcutta and Bombay universities is one of the first universities established in India in 1857. The University is organized into 20 schools and over 50 departments.
University of Mumbai, Mumbai
University of Mumbai, earlier known as the University of Bombay, is a premier university of the country. It is organized into six faculties and a number of institutes.
Pune University, Pune
One of the leading universities of India, Pune University imparts educations through its affiliated colleges, graduate departments and research institutions.
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
University of Hyderabad is one of the top research universities of the country. This central university offers postgraduate and doctoral programs in diverse disciplines. Currently the university is organized into 11 schools and 46 centres and departments.
Aligarh Muslin University, Aligarh
Founded in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Aligarh Muslim University boasts of an international student body. Courses are offered in traditional and contemporary subjects through its 95 departments.
University of Allahabad, Allahabad
Since 1887, the University of Allahabad has been imparting quality education in different subjects. This central university is organized into five faculties, one university college and several institutes. Its departments of psychology and ancient, history, culture and archaeology are among the best in the country.