Universities in India

Which university or college to choose, how to apply for it, what courses does it offer, etc. are a few common questions which cross our mind while taking admission. There are numerous universities and colleges in India and it is like a second home to students who spend their 3 to 5 years, learning and making memories. From this page, you can check the admission details of university and colleges in India.

Universities in India

Following is the state wise list of Universities in India.

Colleges in India

Following is the list of Colleges in India.

Top Colleges in India

Following is the list of Top Colleges in India.

NIRF Rankings

Total number. of UGC approved universities in India as on 04.03.2022.

UniversitiesTotal No.
State Universities444
Deemed to be Universities126
Central Universities54
Private Universities403
  Total  1027
Universities under 12(B)Total No.
State Universities264
Deemed to be Universities49
Central Universities54
Private Universities24
  Total  391

Important Institutes Admission

UGC Lists

Difference Between University and College

Before proceeding with admission in Universities and Colleges it is crucial to know the difference between the two. Many might think that both Universities and Colleges are the same but sometimes the students get confused and are not able to differentiate between the two. Let us see the difference between them.

College: It is a smaller institution as compared to a university that offers only some courses or programmes. The college is, however, is a part of the university only but does not offer a wide variety of programmes to students.

University: A university offers a wide variety of courses and programmes under one roof. There might be colleges affiliated to it. It offers undergraduate programmes, post – graduate programmes, diploma programmes, doctoral programmes at one place.

Let us explain this statement with an example; SRCC is a college affiliated to Delhi University. It offers only undergradute courses and that too in commerce field namely B.Com Hons, B.A. Economics Hons. Delhi University is the main organising body of all the colleges affiliated and it has numerous colleges under its umbrella. Hence, it must be noted that colleges and universities not just vary in size but according to the number of courses offered by them.

Type of Universities

The higher education system in our country includes both private and public universities. Universities in India are recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). As per UGC, there are 404 state universities, 126 deemed-to-be-universities, 50 Central Univeristies and 350 private univeristies. Before applying for any university, students must get familiar with different types of Universities. Check out the list of different universities below.

Deemed-to-be-Universities (AICTE Approved):

Institutions that are called deemed-to-be-university enjoys the status of university only. As per the definition of MHRD, it is an institution of higher education that works at a higher standard in a specific area of study.

Central Universities

Central universities are established by act of Parliament. They are recognized by University Grants Commission according to the Act of 1956. Some of the central universities are Delhi University, Assam Universities, Aligarh Muslim University, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

State Universities

These universities are run by the state government of every state. State Universities derive most of their power from UGC. For example – University of Madras

Private Universities

Private universities are not owned by the government. Most of the private universities are non – profit organizations.

Autonomous Colleges

These colleges are generally associated with universities or colleges. They have their own rules and regulations.

Institutions of National Importance

This is a status set by the Parliament of India. An institute of national importance is that which serves an important role in developing skilled personnel in a particular state / country. The institutes receive special recognition from Government of India.

Modes of Admission In University

Mode of admission and entry tests vary extensively across state and Universities/Institutions. The admission process varies from university to university. There are various ways of evaluating student’s performance and granting admissions based on scores obtained in the entry exams of universities. The following are the different modes of admission.

  • Based on the performance of candidates in HIgher senior secondary examination.
  • Based on the scores of qualifying State / National / University level examinations and scores
  • Group Discussions and Interviews

Top 10 Universities in India

The list of best universities is prepared based on various parameters such as teaching, quality of education, resources, research activities, facilities, placement records, etc. To know about the best universities in India According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking, the following are the top 10 universities in India.

  1. Indian Institute of Science
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University
  3. Banaras Hindu University
  4. University of Hyderabad
  5. Calcutta University
  6. Jadavpur University
  7. Anna University
  8. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  9. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  10. Savitribai Phule Pune University

Top Engineering Colleges in India

Some of the top engineering colleges in India are.

  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • Anna University
  • Jadavpur University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia
  • Birla Institute of Technology
  • Aligarh Muslim University

Top Medical Colleges in India

  • Christian Medical Colleges
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Maulana Azad Medical College
  • Kasturba Medical College
  • Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

Top Management Colleges in India

  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Madras
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

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Comments 16

  1. yashika says:

    How can i get admission for BPT {Physiotheraphy} course, what is the online website for it?

  2. Rajan patwa says:

    Rajan patwa

  3. pankaj Kumar says:

    Pankaj Kumar iti ma admissions lana ha please Sir ji

  4. Muhamed Irshad E L says:


  5. kamaly says:

    I want to join VIT for msc physics what will be the cut off of marks.

  6. Ayush Kathait says:

    bsc hons admission form????

    • Praveen Varriar says:

      From which university you want to do BSc Hons.

  7. Abinaya says:

    Iam abinaya from TN I have passed neet with 229 marks here any possibility to get seat in other states

  8. Shruti says:

    Sir, I have to take admission in ITI And that too at the base of 10th class in Nagpur city

  9. Roshan yadav says:

    Roshan yadav khargone mp iti me addmission lena h

  10. Roshan yadav says:

    Iti admission lena h

  11. KRISHNAVENI says:


  12. Sachin s says:

    My life iti

  13. deepa sinha says:

    which university is best for further education?

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