The National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) is responsible for ranking colleges and universities in India, launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) now known as the Education Ministry. Ranking colleges and universities are also important from the perspective of the student.
Here is the list of top Universities in India offering excellent education and future career opportunities:
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore: The University was set up in the year 1909 in Bangalore, Karnataka. The Institute started with just two departments, General and Applied Chemistry and Electrical Technology. Today, the institute has over forty departments spread across six divisions. Admissions are done via online mode based on the merit in qualifying entrance exams for respective courses. The placement cell conducts recruitment drive every year to meritorious students.
|Overview of the IISc|
|Education Fee: ₹30,000 to ₹1.67 lac per year (depending on the choice of course)|
|Placement: As per previous year’s reports, Around 25% of the students got placed with a salary package in the range of ₹20 LPA to ₹30 LPA. The highest salary package offered was ₹40 LPA while the average package was ₹10 LPA.|
|Entrance Examination: JEE Main, KVPY, GATE, NEET, GMAT, etc.|
|Prominent Companies: Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum, Flipkart, Amazon, Myntra, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Nutan, Adobe, Samsung, and Microsoft among others|
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai: The institute previously known as the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT) was established in the year 1933. The institute has quickly uplifted to a premier institute over the decades. In 2017, the institute received a top-grade accreditation from NAAC. The college offers Undergraduate and Post-Graduate degrees in 21 departments. The institute also offers PhD courses in various disciplines.
|Overview of the ICT|
|Education Fee: ₹15,000 to ₹85,000 per year (depending on the choice of course)|
|Placement: The placement percentage is 90% which is very decent. The highest package offered at the institute was ₹18 LPA whereas the average package offered was ₹5 LPA.|
|Entrance Examination: JEE Mains, MAH CET, GATE, GPAT etc.|
|Prominent Companies: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Johnson & Johnson, Jacobs, ITC, Pidilite Industries, Nerolac, Mario, Honeywell, Tata Motors|
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi: Considered the top university for post-graduation studies. It has received the Best University Award from the President of India. The University is known for churning out some of India’s prominent thinkers, intellectuals, diplomats, and artists. JNU is also an active arena for political and social debates and is famous for its leaning toward leftist ideology.
|Overview of the JNU|
|Education Fee: ₹1500 to ₹6 lac per year (depending on the choice of course)|
|Placement: Placement and job opportunities are enough on campus. The majority of the student get placed in big firms every year.|
|Entrance Examination: JNUEE and CEEB.|
|Prominent Companies: HSBC, EXL Analytics, Wells Fargo, IIP, The Economist, Busara Centre|
University of Hyderabad (UOH), Hyderabad: Founded in 1974, the institute is ranked 4th among the best universities in India, according to the NIRF ranking. The university is recognized as an Institute of Eminence by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The campus has more than 5000 students and over 400 faculty members offering several discipline courses. The university is primarily a post-graduate research university. The university provides integrated Post-graduate and PhD courses which are highly competitive.
|Overview of the UOH|
|Education Fee: ₹7,000 to ₹2.5 lac per year (depending on the choice of course)|
|Placement: As per the record, the highest salary package was ₹42 LPA. Usually, the average salary package is ₹6-8 LPA.|
|Entrance Examination: NIMCET, CAT, CCMT etc.|
|Prominent Companies: Amazon, Teradata, TCS, CGS, HSBC, IBM, Deloitte, Honeywell, Cognizant, Oracle, Polaris, Freelance Semiconductor, Works Applications etc.|
Tezpur University (TU), Tezpur: A famous institute among central universities located in Tezpur in the North-Eastern state of Assam. The university was established in the year 1994 by an act in the Parliament of India. The University has a variety of UG, PG, PhD, Diploma and Certificate courses in various departments in many disciplines and specializations. The courses offered to the student at Tezpur University focuses on technology, science and humanities.
|Overview of Tezpur University|
|Education Fee: ₹30,000 to ₹58,000 per year (depending on the choice of course)|
|Placement: The median package offered to the student is somewhere between ₹3.5 to ₹5 LPA.|
|Entrance Examination: JEE MAINS, TUEE, CAT, GATE, GMAT etc.|
|Prominent Companies: Accenture, Airtel, Capgemini, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Delphi Automotive, DRDO, Glaxo Smithkline, Godrej and Boyce etc.|
University of Delhi (DU), New Delhi: Delhi University is listed among the country’s most prestigious educational institutions. Established in the year 1922, it’s also one of the oldest universities in India. The university offers 86 academic departments, 16 faculties and over lakh students. The University of Delhi extends its affiliation to 85 colleges and 5 other institutes spread all across Delhi. Some of the prestigious colleges of DU: are Stephen’s College, Hindu College, Lady Shriram College, Sriram College etc.
|Overview of the University of Delhi|
|Education Fee: ₹15000 to ₹35000 per year (depending on the choice of course)|
|Placement: The highest placement package recorded in DU was ₹37.7 LPA. The median salary is around ₹3.5- ₹5 LPA at top Delhi University colleges.|
|Entrance Examination: Admission is based on the 12th standard, DUET etc.|
|Prominent Companies: ABP News, Amazon, Azim Premji Foundation, British Telecom, IndiGo Airlines, TCS, Infosys, Navig8, Shaadi com, SRF Ltd, VIVO, Wipro, AIG etc.|
Often bright minds of India prefer abroad universities rather than studying in Indian universities. However, with the New Education Policy (NEP) in effect, the situation is expected to change gradually. Universities can expect reform very soon.
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