After passing the class 12 board examination, best talents in the science stream head to the reputed educational institutions of the country. Here is a list of the top ten colleges in India that are noted for their outstanding science faculty and undergraduate science programs.
Top 10 Science Colleges In India
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi
St. Stephen’s College is the popular destination of the brightest students from all over India. At the undergraduate level, the prestigious science college offers three-year B.Sc Honours degree programs in physics, chemistry and mathematics and a B.Sc. program in physical sciences. Science education in St. Stephens is not confined to regular lectures.
To familiarize Stephenians with the latest innovations in the field of science and technology, different science societies and clubs namely the Physics Society, Mathematics Society and Feynman Club function within the campus of St. Stephens. The cut-off percentages for admission to B.Sc Physics (Hons.), Chemistry (Hons.) and Mathematics (Hons.) in 2011 were 95.22%, 93% and 95% respectively.
Loyola College, Chennai
Loyola College in Chennai offers a range of undergraduate programs in science. It offers bachelor’s degree programs in physics, chemistry, advanced zoology and biotechnology, plant biology and plant biotechnology, mathematics, statistics and computer science.
The Department of Natural Sciences of the college has been recognized by the University of Madras as a Center for Research. The University Grant Commission (UGC) has chosen the Plant Biology and Biotechnology Department of the college as the nodal department for running vocational course in biotechnology.
St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
St. Xavier’s Collge in Kolkata offers bachelor in science degree courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, computer science and microbiology. It also conducts master’s programs in physics, biotechnology, computer science and microbiology. The degrees are awarded by the University of Calcutta.
As an autonomous institution, St. Xavier’s College enjoys the liberty to design the curriculum of the undergraduate programs. Admission to the different bachelor’s program of the college is primarily based on the results of the class 12 board examinations.
Miranda House, Delhi
Miranda House is one of the most popular colleges for women in the country. It offers B.Sc. Honours programs in physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany and zoology. It also offers two B.Sc. programs in life sciences and physical sciences. Chemistry, biology, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, genomics, food nutrition and health, applied biology and biotechnology are important subjects in the B.Sc.
Life Science curriculum of the college. Computer science, physics, mathematics and biology are included in the curriculum of B.Sc Natural Sciences. The cut-off percentage for admission to the honours degree courses in 2011 was 92% for physics, 90% for chemistry, 90% for math, 88% for zoology, 80% for botany and 80% for B.Sc. in physical sciences and life science.
Fergusson College, Pune
The academic excellence of Fergusson College in Pune has been recognized by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an A grade. This prestigious college, affiliated to the University of Pune, offers B.Sc Honours degree courses in physics, chemistry, mathematics, statistics, botany, zoology, microbiology, geology, environment science, biotechnology, electronic science and computer science. Admissions to the undergraduate programs are based on the results in the class 12 board examination. An entrance examination is conducted by the college for admission to the B.Sc Biotechnology program.
Christ University, Bangalore
Christ University imparts education in botany, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, electronics, mathematics, physics, statistics and zoology. At the undergraduate level, the University offers seven triple main B.Sc. programs, namely, B.Sc. with physics, chemistry and math, B.Sc. with physics, math and electronics, B.Sc. with chemistry, biology and zoology, B.Sc with computer science, math and statistics, B.Sc with computer science, math and electronics, B.Sc. with biotechnology, chemistry and botany, and B.Sc. with biotechnology, chemistry and zoology.
Hindu College, Delhi
Hindu College, one of the oldest constituent colleges of the University of Delhi, is noted for its highly rated science faculty and brilliant student body. It offers Honours degree programs in physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany, zoology and statistics. The different science societies of the college such as the Science Forum, the Environmental Society, the Wildlife Society and the Botany Society arrange lectures by distinguished scientists to widen the horizon of the students.
Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
The undergraduate courses of Mount Carmel College have received an A+ grade from NAAC. Students in the Bachelor of Science programs of the college can choose three main subjects from a wide range of options in the field of science and technology. The main subjects taught by the science faculty of the college include physics, chemistry, mathematics, electronics, statistics, botany, zoology, microbiology, environmental science, biotechnology, home science and nutrition and dietetics. Undergraduate students can choose one of the seventeen combinations. Admissions to the courses are based on merit. However, a specific number of seats are reserved for special categories.
St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore
St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore is an autonomous educational institution, affiliated to Bangalore University. It is one of the few colleges in the country that had been recognized by the University Grants Commission as a college of potential excellence. Applicants selected for the B.Sc. courses of St. Joseph’s College can choose one of the ten combinations comprising of three main subjects.
The subjects taught at the undergraduate level include physics, chemistry, mathematics, electronics, botany, zoology, environmental science, microbiology, computer science, biotechnology, and statistics. The college also offers short-term certificate courses in space sciences, principles of genetic engineering and analytical chemistry. Candidates with Bachelor of Science degrees can apply for the Master of Science programs in physics, chemistry, microbiology, botany and computer science.
Hansraj College Delhi
Hansraj College is a reputed institution in the country, affiliated to the University of Delhi. The science faculty of the college is one of the finest in India. The college is extremely popular among students from allover India who want to study B.Sc. (Hons.) in physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany, zoology, geology, electronics, computer science or anthropology.
The college also offers non-Honours B.Sc. courses in physical sciences, applied physical sciences and life sciences. Twenty to fifty students are admitted to each of the undergraduate degree programs each year. The placement cell of the college arranges campus interview for the graduate students of the college.