STUDENT LIFE / MAR. 06, 2015
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Top 10 Universities in India 2015


With the second largest education system internationally and a large spectrum of available courses, India would make an excellent destination for prospective students in any field, but especially those interested in engineering, science and technology. Here are the latest rankings for India’s top universities, according to international higher education directory 4 International Colleges & Universities:

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10. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

The university specialises in offering science and engineering courses in the form of bachelor’s and postgraduate degrees. It has been recognised by the government as one of the best centres for technical education in the country.

9. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

The institute offers bachelor’s programmes in ten areas of engineering and architecture, as well as postgraduate programmes in 55 areas of architecture and planning, engineering, and applied science.

8. Manipal University

With campuses in Bangalore, Mangalore and Dubai, this university has a large number of students and staff on board. Specialities that can be studied at Manipal University are medicine and dentistry, architecture, management, and engineering.

7. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

This institute makes it its mission to educate students in entrepreneurship and innovation. Courses fall under the following areas of study: law, management, technology, and science.

6. Anna University

Anna University was created by bringing together several key technical colleges in Madras. It is thus able to offer a variety of courses in engineering, technology, and applied sciences.

5. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

This institute again specialises in offering a premier scientific and technological education. There are undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes. And the institution can boast that it’s at the heart of cutting edge research and academic work that concentrates on Indian, regional and global concerns.

4. University of Delhi

The university offers programmes in the arts, education and social sciences as well as technical subjects for undergrads and postgrads. It seems the University of Delhi has a close relationship with members of the Indian government – for example, the Vice President of India is the Chancellor of the university.

3. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

IIT Kanpur was set up by the government to carry out key research and provide an excellent technological education. The institute prides itself on the number of national and international awards that its staff has been recognised for over recent years, including the Gödel Prize, the Fulkerson Prize, and awards from the Indian National Academy of Engineering.

2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras

The university offers courses in humanities and sciences. What’s really special here are the joint Ph.D programmes available with leading partner institutions all over the world, including the National University of Singapore, for example.

1. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

IIT Bombay has a rather interesting heritage having been the first of its kind to be set up with the help of international financial assistance that came from UNESCO. It was the second Institute of Technology to be set up in the country and is classed as one of the Institutes of National Importance. The institute is renowned the world over for its research and education in the field of engineering.

It’s quite clear that the best universities in India specialise in providing a technical/scientific education, attracting students and scholars from all over the world. Feel free to share your experiences of attending an Indian university in the comments below.

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