Discover the Top 30 Universities in India

A Special report By Rudra Narayan Sahoo, New Delhi: In India there are 842 universities including, Central Universities, Public State Universities, Private Universities and Deemed to be universities.  Many universities have initiated their Admission Process for the next Academic Year (2018-19).

Students or Aspirants  have many choices to select their dream universities. Considering quality, affordability, proximity, research opportunities and brand value, students generally face difficult task for selecting their favorite versity.  Here, SkillOutlook presents the Top 30 universities in India, which will help students to take firm decision in admission matters.


India’s Union HRD ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) initiated an indigenous raking system to assign a rank to higher educational institutes. As per NIRF 2017, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore remained at the top of universities list in India. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) emerged as the top ranked university in the general stream of universities. On the overall University Rankings, it stands at second spot.

Banaras Hindu University stands at the third place while Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru feature at fourth place.  Jadavpur University secures fifth spot.

Here find the Top 30 Universities in India as per NIRF 2017:

  1. Indian Institute Of Science, Bangalore
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi
  3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
  5. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  6. Anna University, Chennai
  7. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  8. University of Delhi, Delhi
  9. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  10. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
  11. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  12. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  13. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
  14. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  15. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  16. Calcutta University, Kolkata
  17. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  18. Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal, Manipal
  19. Visva Bharati, Kolkata
  20. Siksha`O` Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar
  21. Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai
  22. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, Chennai
  23. Osmania University, Hyderabad
  24. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  25. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  26. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  27. Gauhati University, Guwahati
  28. Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  29. Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram
  30. Tezpur University, Tezpur
  31. TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


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