According to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, here is the list of top universities in India. This ranking is Done by NBA. Ranking is based on five criteria — teaching and learning resources, graduation outcome, perception, outreach & inclusivity and research productivity.
10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a public university funded by the Government of India. It was originally established by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan as Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in 1875. The Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College became Aligarh Muslim University in 1920.The main campus of AMU is located in the city of Aligarh. Spread over 467.6 hectares, AMU offers more than 300 courses in both traditional and modern branches of education. In addition to this it has its three off-campus centers at Malappuarm (Kerala), Murshidabad (West Bengal) and Kishanganj (Bihar). The university comprises all castes, creeds, religions and genders, and is a Institute of National Importance provided under Seventh Schedule of the Constitution at its commencement
Birla Institute Of Technology & Science – Pilani
The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, BITS Pilani is an all-India Institute for higher education. It was started in 1964. Over the years, BITS has provided the highest quality technical education to students from all over India admitted on the basis of merit. Its graduates may be found throughout the world in all areas of engineering, science and commerce
8. Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology
It is located in Thiruvananthapuram Karela. It was started in 2007. The institute is the first of its kind in the country, to offer high quality education at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels on areas with special focus to space sciences, space technology and space applications. IIST was formally inaugurated on 14 September 2007 by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, the then Chairman, ISRO and was temporarily housed in the premises of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, very close from where ISRO built and launched its first rocket.
7. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
It was established in 1916 by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. BHU is one of the largest residential universities in Asia, with over 20,000 students. The university comprises all castes, creeds, religions and genders, and is on the list of Institutes of National Importance.
BHU is organized into 6 institutes and 14 faculties (streams) and more than 132 departments. Total student enrolment at the university exceeds 30000, and includes students from over 34 nations. It has over 60 hostels for resident students. Several of its colleges, including engineering (IIT-BHU), management (FMS-BHU), science, linguistics, journalism & mass communication, performing arts, law, agriculture (IAS-BHU), medicine (IMS-BHU) and Institute of Environment And Sustainable Development (IESD-BHU), are ranked among the best in India. The university is well known for hosting an IIT. The university’s engineering institute was designated an IIT in June 2012.
6. University of Delhi, Delhi
The University of Delhi informally known as Delhi University is a public central collegiate university, located in New Delhi, India. It is known for its high standards in teaching and research, as well as the eminent scholars that it attracts to its faculty.
At present, there are 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognized institutes spread all over the city, with 132,435 regular students which includes 114,494 undergraduates & 17,941 postgraduates. There are also 261,169 students in non-formal education programme, of which UG students make up 258,831 whereas PG students are 2,338 in number. Five departments namely Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, Sociology and History have been awarded the status of the Centers of Advanced Studies. These Centers of Advanced Studies have carved a niche for themselves as centers of excellence in teaching and research in their respective areas. In addition, a good number of university departments are also receiving grants under the Special Assistance Programme of the UGC in recognition of their outstanding academic work.
5. Tezpur University, Tezpur
It was started in 1994 Tezpur University is the first university in India to offer the course, Master of Technology in Computational Seismology (which has been discontinued now) and is also one of the few universities in India to have its own Department of Energy. The Department of Electronics is the first of its kind in India to introduce an interdisciplinary Master of Technology program in Bioelectronics, the first class of which graduated in June 2006.
4. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
It was started in 1974, this mostly residential campus has more than 5,000 students and 400 faculty, from several disciplines.
The University of Hyderabad is regarded as a premier varsity in the country. The university has been consistently ranked among the top Ten Indian Universities, especially for research, by NIRF, NAAC and other ranking authorities. In January 2015, the University of Hyderabad received the Visitor’s Award for the Best Central University in India, awarded by the President of India.
3. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU ) is a public central university in New Delhi, the capital of India. In 2012 The National Assessment and Accreditation Council gave the university a grade of 3.9 out of 4, the highest grade awarded to any educational institution in the country. It is one of the top universities in the country, ranking third according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework. It is known for leading faculties and research emphasis on liberal arts and applied sciences.
2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), formerly the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), is a premier chemical technology research institute located in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is focused on training and research in various branches of Chemical Engineering, chemical technology, and Pharmacy. It was established in 1933 and was granted deemed university status in 2008. It is the only state-funded deemed university in India and is a world renowned institute for exceptionally high number of research paper publications every year in Chemical Engineering.
1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
According to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore is number one university of india.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was founded in 1909 as a result of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India, and the Maharaja of Mysore. In 1886, Jamsetji Tata conceived of a university of science that will work for the benefit of India, and in 1898 created an endowment for establishing such an institution.
IISc is widely regarded as India’s finest institution in science, and has been ranked at number 11 and 18 worldwide (and ranked 3rd and 6th in Asia) when considering the criteria of Citations per Faculty in 2014 and 2015 respectively. IISc was the first Indian institute to feature on Times Higher Education World University Rankings for engineering and technology in the year 2015-16 at 99th position. IISc has been ranked number 1 and 4 in the BRICS and Asian region respectively while considering the criteria of Papers per Faculty in 2015. IISc has also been ranked 6th in the criteria of research by the Times Higher Education Rankings for the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016, IISc has been ranked 20 worldwide in the Global Employability University Ranking 2015 rankings. IISc subsequently rank tops in NIRF University Rankings. IISc has made significant contribution to life sciences, advanced computing, space, and nuclear technologies.