Top 10 universities in India in 2022

  • By Bhavya Thakkar
  • 12 July 2022
Top 10 Universities in India in 2022 | Sunstone Blog

With admissions season just around the corner, many aspiring applicants are looking for the best colleges for them to apply to. Of course, they must know all about the best universities where they can apply. This is why the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) list of the top 10 universities in India can help applicants pick their best options. 

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore stands first on the list, followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Calcutta University, and Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham.

Here’s a list of the top colleges in India in 2022, compared to their rankings in the previous two years - 

Universities (as ranked in 2022) 

Ranking in 2021

Ranking in 2020

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

1

1

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

2

2

Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

3

3

Calcutta University

4

7

Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham

5

4

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)

6

10

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

7

8

Jadavpur University

8

5

University of Hyderabad

9

6

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

10

17

We discuss the important details to remember for each university in the following sections. 

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

The IISc Bangalore has remained on top of the NIRF’s list of best universities in India for three years. It offers some of the best technological and scientific education, and research courses in the country. The university offers these courses across a range of divisions such as Chemical Sciences, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Electrical Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Research. The institute scored 82.67 points from the NIRF.

Jawaharlal Nehru University 

Jawaharlal Nehru University stands second on the list this year with a score of 67.99. It is a sought-after option for humanities students, with several of its departments named as the centres of excellence. Here’s a list of the several schools that offer postgraduate and undergraduate courses at JNU: Arts and Aesthetics, Biotechnology, Computational and Integrative Sciences, Computer and Systems Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, International Studies, Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Life Sciences, Management and Entrepreneurship, Physical Sciences, Sanskrit and Indic Studies and Social Sciences.

Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University stood third on the NIRF’s list with a score of 64.02. BHU offers several renowned humanities and science courses, focused on research. One of the best colleges in India, it has six advanced studies centres, ten special assistance programmes and a number of specialised research centres. It also boasts the largest residential campus among Asian universities.

Calcutta University

Calcutta University is among the oldest universities in India offering a wide range of programmes. It stands fourth on the list and scored 62.06. Here are the various departments and institutes at Calcutta University: Agricultural Science, Arts, Commerce, Social Welfare, Business Management, Education, Journalism, Library Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Fine Arts, Music, Home Sciences, Law and Science.

Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham

The Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham in Coimbatore is fifth on the list having scored 61.23. The university has six campuses across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. It is considered among the best research institutions in India offering courses across several disciplines such as Allied Health Sciences, Arts and Science, Ayurveda, Biotechnology, Business, Communication, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Nanosciences, Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work.

Jamia Millia Islamia

Located in Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia is a central university ranked sixth with a score of 60.74. It has also been given an A accreditation by the NAAC. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs across Art History, Arabic, Chemistry, Engineering, Economics, Foreign Languages, Hindi, Islamic Studies, Physics, Sanskrit, Sociology, Urdu, Architecture, Biosciences, Computer Science, Education, English, Geography, History and Culture, Management, Political Science, Applied Science and Humanities, Biotechnology, Commerce, Design, Mathematics, Psychology and Social Work.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal Academy, earlier called Manipal University, ranks seventh on the list with a 60.58 score. It is a deemed-to-be university with campuses in Mangalore, Bengaluru, Dubai and Malaysia. The university offers medicine courses, with dental, nursing and medical courses on the Mangalore campus. The Bengaluru campus offers regenerative medicine courses. The Malaysia campus offers dentistry and medicine degrees. The Dubai campus, however, has architecture, management and engineering courses.

Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University in Kolkata is among the top universities in India and ranks eighth on the list and scored 60.33 points. The university has campuses in Jadavpur as well as Salt Lake. It offers several courses in science, technology, engineering and arts. The departments at JU include Bengali, Comparative Literature, Economics, Education, English, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Library Sciences Philosophy, Physical Education, Sanskrit, Sociology, Engineering, Chemistry, Geography, and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Mathematics and Physics.

University of Hyderabad

Hyderabad University ranks ninth with 59.71 points. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses across Integrated Studies, Computer and Information Sciences, Arts & Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics, Life Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Medical Sciences, Management Studies, Engineering Sciences and Technology, Engineering Sciences and Technology and Social Studies.

Aligarh Muslim University

Located in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, AMU was established by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Its precursor was the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College. The university scored 58.97 points on the NIRF. It offers courses across these departments - Agricultural Science, Management, Arts, Engineering, Theology, Medicine, Commerce, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Law, Unani Medicine, Science, and International Relations.

Conclusion

Based on the above list, aspiring applicants can make their decisions and apply to the appropriate university for them. Ensure that you apply on time and prepare well for any admission tests or interviews. Best of luck!

FAQs

How many top universities are there in India?

Typically, when top universities are listed, only the top ten universities in India are counted.

Which is the biggest university in India?

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the largest university in India in terms of number of students enrolled. The GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology is the largest in terms of campus size.

Which is the cheapest University in India?

Most government universities are cheaper than their private counterparts. The fee varies depending on each course.

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