India, with a population of over a billion, is also known for its quality education, with people making mark in the world as CEOs of top international brands. Today Indian Engineers, Doctors and Management graduates get great international career due to the quality education imparted in India. Here we are providing list of top universities of India.
1. Delhi University
Established in 1922 as a unitary teaching and residential university by the Act of the Central Legislative Assembly, the University of Delhi is reputed as a premier university of Indian hailed for its high standards in teaching, research and eminent faculty. The university has two campuses in the northern and southern parts of the national capital. The university has 65 colleges that have liberal courses in Humanities, Social Sciences and Science courses. 25 of these colleges are affiliated to the South Campus, while others are to the North Campus. The number of colleges under the university goes to 77, id we include the colleges that run the professional courses.
2. Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi- Uttar Pradesh
BHU is a Public Central University located in Varanasi, UP. Establishes in 1916 by the eminent freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, the university ranks among the first few in the country in the field of academic excellence and research output. This university has 2 campuses, 3 institutes, 16 faculties, 140 departments, 4 advanced centres and 4 interdisciplinary schools.
3. University of Calcutta, Kolkata- West Bengal
Credited as “Five Star University” and a “Centre with Potential for Excellence” by the Universities Grant Commission in India, the Calcutta University is the oldest institution to have university status in the country, founded on January 24, 1857. The University has 153 affiliated colleges.
4. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
The university was established in 1969 by an Act of Parliament, named after Jawaharlal Nehru, india’s first Prime Minister and was founded by his daughter Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It is mainly a research-oriented postgraduate university.
5. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh- Uttar Pradesh
AMU is a Central University, established in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan. The University as on today, has more than 30,000 students, about 1,400 teachers and around 6,000 non teaching staff on its rolls, with 12 faculties in 95 departments, 5 institutions and 13 centres. There are 18 halls of residence with 73 hostels.
6. Osmania University, Hyderabad- Andhra Pradesh
It was established in 1918 and was named after the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. The OU, is one of the largest university systems in the subcontinent with over 3,00,000 students on its various campuses and affiliated colleges.
7. University of Madras, Channai- Tamil Nadu
Credited as mother of almost all the universities in South India, the University of Madras is one of the 3 oldest Universities of Calcutta and Bombay. At present, University of Madras has 68 departments of study and research.
8. University of Allahabad, Allahabad- Uttar Pradesh
Established in 1887, the University of Allahabad is the 4th oldest university of India.
9. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad- Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad Central University is a public university centred on postgraduate and doctoral studies and widely known for its excellence in research and for its distinguished faculty. With 46 different departments and centres organized in 10 schools of study, the university has over 400 faculty members and around 5,000 students.
10. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
In Urdu language, Jamia means ‘University’ and Millia means ‘National’, the university was established in 1962 by UGC as Deemed to be University and then in December 1988, by a Special Act of Parliament, Jamia Millia Islamia was made a Central University of India. Today, it has 9 faculties, 39 departments and 33 research centres with nearly 18,000 students on its rolls. The university has the distinction of offering education from nursery school to doctoral level.