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Top 10 Universities of India

With the admission exams knocking on the door, it is extremely important to have a clear idea about the Indian universities where you are willing to apply. The National Institutional Ranking Framework Rankings 2019, issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has listed 10 top Indian universities. In this article, I will sequentially give you a brief description of all the universities.
1.    Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Indian Institute of Science (IISC) is ranked second in the India University rankings this year and is ranked 184th in the world university rankings. The university situated in Bangalore was established in 1909 but was granted university status in 1958. IISc is a public, deemed research university for higher education. It has nurtured exemplary talents and is famous for research in science, engineering, design, and management. It is located in Bangalore city, in the Indian state of Karnataka.
2.    Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), established in 1969, is public central university located in New Delhi. Jawaharlal Nehru University is the foremost university in India and is renowned worldwide for its excellence in teaching and research. JNU has received the Best University Award from the President of India in 2017.
3.    Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi

Located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), formerly known as Central Hindu College, is a public central university . Established in 1916, by Madan Mohan Malaviya, with co-operation from Annie Besant, the university has over 30,000 students residing in campus, thus making it the largest residential university in Asia. In the QS World University Rankings of 2020, BHU was ranked 801–1000 internationally.
4.    University of Hyderabad (UoH)

The University of Hyderabad is a Central University, established by an Act of Parliament (1974). Situated at Gachibowli Hyderabad, it is a Unitary public research University, having mostly residential campus. More than 5,000 students and 400 faculty, from several disciplines, form a part of this esteemed university.
5.    Calcutta University

The University of Calcutta, more popularly known as Calcutta University, is a collegiate public state university located in Kolkata. Established on 24 January 1857, it is one of the first institutions in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and Western-style university. The esteemed university continues to nurture excellent talents to date.
6.    Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Jadavpur University, Calcutta is one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. It is acknowledged all over the world for providing quality education in the fields of Science, Commerce, Arts, Engineering, and Law. The campus is established in the heart of the city. As per NIRF rankings, the University is ranked 6th in 'University', 12th in 'Engineering', and 13th 'overall'. Jadavpur University has collaborated with Spoken Tutorial (ST) and IIT Bombay as Knowledge Partner. It facilitates various workshops and other learning opportunities for the overall development of the students. The University facilitates various undergraduate, postgraduate as well as Ph.D. courses.
7.    Anna University, Chennai

The main campus of Anna University, a public state university located in Tamil Nadu, is in Guindy, Chennai and its satellite campus is in Chromepet, Chennai. The main campus houses the College of Engineering, Guindy; Alagappa College of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, and three technical departments of the University of Madras. The satellite campus, Madras Institute of Technology, is located in Chromepet.
8.    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a private deemed-to-be-university and Institute of Eminence. Spread across Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka, the multi-campus, multi-disciplinary university currently has 6 campuses with 15 constituent schools. It offers a total of 207 undergraduate, postgraduate, integrated-degree, dual-degree, doctoral, and certification programs in Engineering, Medicine, Business, Arts & Sciences, Biotechnology, Mass Communication, and Social Work. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi founded the university in 1994, with the opening of Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore. It is presently managed by her international humanitarian organization, Mata Amritanandamayi Math. In 2003, getting conferred as a deemed university by UGC, it became one of the youngest institutes to attain the stature.
9.    Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal

Located in the university town of Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, formerly known as Manipal University, is a private, deemed to be research institute in India. In Dubai and Mangalore, the Manipal Academy of Higher Education has branch campuses and in Sikkim and Jaipur, it has sister campuses. The institute is one of the first six institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status in 2018. Manipal Academy of Higher Education was ranked 751–800 in the QS World University Rankings of 2019. The same rankings ranked it 261–270 in Asia and 120 among BRICS nations.
10. Savitribai Phule Pune University

Located in Pune, Maharashtra, Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), formerly University of Pune and University of Poona, is a collegiate public state university. Established in 1949, the university is named after the Indian social reformer, Savitribai Phule who is known for her contribution towards the empowerment and emancipation of women through education. The university has 43 academic departments, has affiliated colleges, departments, and research institutes, which are primarily in Pune, Ahmednagar, and Nashik. In 2018, the University of Pune was ranked 7th among universities in India by The Times Higher Education.

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-Shankhanila Palchowdhury

A graduate student in Journalism and Communications, I am an avid reader, writer, blogger, foodie and movie buff. Based in Kolkata, I am extremely passionate about trekking, travelling, exploring and building new relations every day.


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