Top Universities in India 2020: NIRF Updated Ranking 2020

NIRF Rankings 2020 list of top universities in India 2020 were released by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) on June 11 at 12 pm. According to the ranking report, the three top universities in India are IISc Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and Banaras Hindu University (BHU). All these three universities have managed to retain their respective ranks for the past five years.

There are some new universities in this list whose debut in the list of top universities in India 2020 list according to nirf ranking 2020, and Punjabi University have made debut among the top universities in India listing 2020. Check scores and other important details of top 10 universities in India .

Top Universities in India 2020



NIRF Ranking Parameters of Universities

Top universities in India list decided by NIRF ranks universities each year on the basis of few parameters. Each parameter has a certain weightage and universities are evaluated out of a total score of 500. Given below are the NIRF ranking parameters along with assigned weightage for each parameter:


NIRF Ranking Parameter NIRF Ranking Criteria Marks Assigned Total Marks Assigned
Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR) Student Strength including doctoral students (SS) 20 100
Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty  (FSR) 30
Combined metric for faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and experience (FQE) 20
Total budget and its utilisation (CBTU) 30
Research and Professional Practice (RP) Combined metric for publications (PU) 30 100
Combined metric for quality of publications (QP) 40
IPR and patents: Filed, published, granted and licensed (IPR) 15
Footprint of projects and professional practice and executive development programmes (FPPP) 15
Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) Percentage of students from other states/ countries [Region Diversity (RD)] 30 100
Percentage of women (WF) + (WS) + (WA) 25
Economically and socially challenged students (ESCS) 25
Facilities for physically challenged students (PCS) 20
Graduation Outcome (GO) Combined % for placement, higher studies, and entrepreneurship (GPHE) 40 100
Metric for university examinations (GUE) 15
Median Salary 20
Metric for graduating students admitted into top universities (GTOP) 15
Metric for number of PhD students graduated (GPHD) 10
Perception (PR) Peer Perception: Employers and research investors (PREMP) 25 100
Peer perception: Academics (PRACD) 25
Public perception (PRPUB) 25
Competitiveness (PRCMP) 25


List of Top Universities in India 2020


University Name NIRF Rank 2020 NIRF Rank 2019
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore  1 1
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi  2 2
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  3 3
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham  4 8
Jadavpur University  5 6
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad  6 4
Calcutta University  7 5
Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal  8 9
Savitribai Phule Pune University  9 10
Jamia Millia Islamia  10 12
University of Delhi  11 13
Anna University  12 7
Bharathiar University  13 14
Homi Bhabha National Institute  14 17
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani  15 23
Vellore Institute of Technology  16 19
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh  17 11
Institute of Chemical Technology  18 15
Andhra University  19 16
Siksha`O`Anusandhan University  20 24
Jamia Hamdard  21 18
University of Madras  22 20
Kerala University  23 22
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology  24 31
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA)  25 40
Panjab University  26 21
Mysore University  27 54
Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research  28 33
Osmania University  29 26
Mahatma Gandhi University  30 30
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology  31 27
King George’s Medical University, Lucknow  32 25
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research  33 34
Tata Institute of Social Sciences  34 35
SRM Institute of Science and Technology  35 32
Alagappa University  36 28
Amity University  37 58
Sri Venkateswara University  38 48
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology  39 41
Tezpur University  40 29
Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University  41 50
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences  42 43
Symbiosis International University  43 56
Gujarat University 44 -
Delhi Technological University  45 47
Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth Pune  46 46
Gauhati University  47 42
University of Kashmir  48 53
North Eastern Hill University  49 39
Visva Bharati  50 37
Guru Nanak Dev University  51 55
University of Jammu  52 74
Bharathidasan University  53 60
Calicut University  54 64
Banasthali Vidyapith  55 61
Shiv Nadar University  56 52
SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai  57 57
Pondicherry University  58 48
Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research  59 36
Madurai Kamraj University  60 45
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences 61 -
Cochin University of Science and Technology  62 65
Bharati Vidyapeeth  63 62
Punjabi University 64 -
Mumbai University  65 81
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi  66 59
Mizoram University  67 76
Bangalore University 68 -
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University 69 -
KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research  70 69
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM)  71 84
Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education 72 -
Kuvempu University 73 -
NITTE University, Mangalore  74 70
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning  75 -
Maharshi Dayanand University  76 90
Padmashree Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Mumbai  77 88
Lovely Professional University 78 -
International Institute Of Information Technology, Hyderabad  79 82
Visvesvaraya Technological University 80 -
Goa University  81 93
Dayalbagh Educational Institute  82 77
Periyar University  83 68
Dibrugarh University  84 86
Jain University 85 85
Yenepoya, Mangalore  86 95
Central University of Punjab  87 95
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Campus  88 72
Kalyani University  89 91
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences 90 -
The Gandhigram Rural Institute  91 75
The University of Burdwan  92 89
Maharishi Markandeshwar 93 -
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology 94 -
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University  95 66
Utkal University 96 -
Graphic Era University 97 -
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education 98 -
Kurukshetra University  99 98
Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology & Research 100 -
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University  - 63
Anand Agricultural University  - 67
G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology  - 38
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University  - 44
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana  - 51
Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University  - 71
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati  - 77
Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University  - 79
Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry  - 80
University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad  - 83
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University  - 85
Mangalore University  - 87
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences-Coimbatore  - 92
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli  - 93
Assam University, Silchar  - 97
Rajiv Gandhi University  - 99
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research  - 100


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SRMIST University : Ranking, Admission 2020, Reviews

SRM Institute of Science and Technology ( SRMIST ), is a deemed university located in Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India, near Chennai.

It was founded in 1985 as SRM Engineering College in Kattankulathur, under University of Madras. SRM Institute of Science and Technology includes six campuses, three in Tamil Nadu

  • Kattankulathur
  • Ramapuram
  • Vadapalani

One in NCR Delhi, one in Sikkim and one in Amaravati.

The institute gained deemed status during the 2003–2004 academic year and was renamed SRM Institute of Science and Technology.

It became SRM University in 2006 following permission by the UGC for 'Deemed to be Universities' to be called 'Universities'.

In 2017 it was renamed back as SRM Institute of Science and Technology following the UGC request to drop "University" from the name.

SRMIST - SRM Institute of Science and Technology



Key Description of SRMIST:

Former Names: SRM Engineering College, SRM University

Motto: Learn. Leap. Lead.

Type: Deemed University

Established 1985

Founder: T. R. Pachamuthu

Chancellor: T. R. Pachamuthu

Vice-Chancellor: Dr. Sandeep Sancheti

Address: Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Potheri, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu 603203, India

Campus: Urban

Language: English

official: Website Link

Social Network: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube


Admissions 2020:

Engineering And Technology (SRMJEEE 2020):

SRM Institute of Science and Technology conducts their own admission test known as the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE).

This exam is held every year in the month of April and can be taken only via the online mode of application.

SRMJEEE 2020 is scheduled to be held from Thursday, 30th July to Tuesday, 4th August 2020. Exam will be conducted as per the government instructions.

The general paper pattern consists of four compulsory sections including English, Aptitude, Physics and Chemistry. The optional section consists of either Mathematics or Biology depending upon the course chosen during exam registration.

As of 2019, more than 170,000 students had appeared for the examination out of which 76,000 were called for counseling.


SRMIST University Campus:

Kattankulathur Campus:

Dr. T.P Ganesan Auditorium, SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Located about 35 km (22 mi) away from the city of Chennai, this campus is situated on a 250 acre site overlooking Grand Southern Trunk Road (GST Road), NH-32. The main campus at Kattankulathur consists of a College of Engineering and Technology, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Science and Humanities, School of Management and School of law.

It is also one of the few schools in India that offers a Degree in Telecom studies.

Kattankulathur Campus also houses the SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center and the SRM Hotel.

The SRM hospital can accommodate 1200 in-patients with 25 specializations in PG education in medical science.

The campus also accommodates following:

  • SRM Institute of Hotel Management
  • SRM Arts and Science College
  • SRM Law College
  • SRM Management College
  • Valliammai Engineering College
  • Valliammai Polytechnic.


Ramapuram Campus

The Ramapuram Campus of SRM Institute of Science and Technology is located at Ramapuram, Chennai. It houses three colleges

  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • SRM Dental College
  • Easwari Engineering College

The campus also offers Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Design, MBA, science & humanities, and dental courses.


Vadapalani campus

Vadapalani Campus is located in the center of Chennai city. This campus houses the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of MCA.

The SRM Institute for Medical Sciences is also located within the campus.



The 25-acre campus at Modinagar on Delhi-Meerut highway houses the faculties of Engineering & Technology, Management and Teacher Education.


SRMIST Amaravati Campus, Andhra Pradesh

SRM University, Andhra Pradesh (SRM AP), is a private university located in the planned city of Amaravati. The campus spans over 200 Acre.


SRM University Controversy:

The founder chairman of the SRM Group of educational institutions, T. R. Pachamuthu, was arrested in Chennai on 26 August 2016 in connection with an alleged scandal in medical admissions involving crores of rupees.

More than 100 complaints had been received from parents related to "transactions" involving payment of money running into several million rupees for getting admissions to medical courses in SRM institutions.

The case was resolved in October 2017 after all 136 claimants indicated their willingness to accept monetary compensation in return for withdrawing from proceedings.



The QS World University Rankings ranked SRM Institute of Science and Technology 351–400 in Asia in 2019.

SRM Institute of Science and Technology ranked 7th among private engineering colleges in India by India Today in 2018.

It was ranked 28 among engineering colleges in India by Outlook India in 2018.

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it 36 in the engineering ranking in 2019, 14 in the pharmacy ranking, 32 among universities and 52 overall.



Notable Alumni:

  • TVarun Chakravarthy, cricketer
  • Abhay Jodhpurkar, singer
  • Neeraj Madhav, actor
  • Iswarya Menon, film actress
  • Meera Mitun, model and film actress
  • Niveda Thomas, actor
  • Murali Vijay, cricketer
  • Vishnu Vishal, actor
  • Aravinnd Singh, Director of photography
  • Utthara Unni, Actor
  • Anil Kumar Poluboina, Politician and Minister of Irrigation (Water Resources) Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Sharanya Ari, IAS officer
  • Masha Nazeem, Inventor

Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV): Rank, Admission 2020

Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth is a Deemed to be University in the 'de novo' category approved by University Grants Commission.

Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth started in 2016, the centenary year of founder of Chinmaya Mission, Swami Chinmayananda.

The headquarters of the university are situated at the maternal home of Adi Shankara at Veliyanad, (near Piravom) Ernakulam District, Kerala, India.

Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV)
Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV)


Key Description:

Name: Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

Type: Deemed to be university under De novo category

Established: 2016

Location: Veliyanad, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India


Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn


Campus of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV):

Chinmaya Eswar Gurukula (CEG): The Kochi campus of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth is known as Chinmaya Eswar Gurukula.

It is situated at the maternal home of Adi Shankara acharya, the great spiritual luminary, and the torchbearer of the renaissance of Vedanta couched in reason and logic.

Set in an extensive compound of 10 acres in Kerala's lush green country-side, amidst temple shrines.

Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula (CNBG): The Pune campus of Chinmaya University is known as Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula.

It is located at the foothills of the stately Sahyadri mountain ranges in the quiet village of Kolwan. CNBG provides a residential Gurukula lifestyle rooted in India's cultural and spiritual heritage.

The campus hosts a prominent annual performing arts festival in the country – Naada Bindu Festival. Equipped with the state-of-the-art infrastructure, the campus has spacious classrooms, mini-theatres, a professional dance studio and a huge auditorium.


Origin of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV)

Chinmaya University (CVV) is a Deemed-to-be-University in the 'de novo' category, started in 2016, the centenary year of the inspirational Visionary and Founder of Chinmaya Mission, and renowned Vedantic master, Swami Chinmayananda.

CVV, with its headquarters at Chinmaya International Foundation (Adi Sankara Nilayam, Ernakulam, Kerala, India), has been established as a torchbearer for the preservation of Indian cultural heritage and its knowledge traditions through higher education. "Founded on the principles of Purity, Spirituality, Practicality and Innovation, our core mission is to blend the ancient and time-tested wisdom of India with presentday knowledge fields".

The organization offers common streams of courses with many electives and supplementary subjects.


National Board of Accreditation (NBA): Latest News 2020

What is National Board of Accreditation (NBA)?

The National Board of Accreditation (NBA) is one of the two major bodies responsible for accreditation of higher education institutions in India, along with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

National Board of Accreditation (NBA)

NBA accredits technical programmes, such engineering and management programmes, while NAAC accredits general colleges and universities. NBA is a full member of the Washington Accord.


Key Description of National Board of Accreditation

Chairperson: Surendra Prasad

Founded: September 1994

Type of Business: Autonomous from 2010

Formation: 1994

Affiliations: Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development

Headquarters: New Delhi, India




NBA was established by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 1994 and operated as an autonomous body since 2010. In 2014 it was granted a full membership status in the Washington Accord.


Programs Accredited

The NBA accredits programmes and not institutes. These include diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Accredited fields include

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Architecture
  • Applied Arts And Crafts
  • Computer Applications
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism Management.

While accreditation is voluntary, in 2017 the AICTE announced that it will not provide approval for institutes which failed to accredit at least half of their programs.

AICTE: Objectives, Approved Institutions, Latest News 2020

What is AICTE?

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 given statutory status by an Act of Parliament, AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India.

The AICTE accredits postgraduate and graduate programs under specific categories at Indian institutions as per its charter.

It is assisted by 10 Statutory Boards of Studies, namely, UG Studies in Eng. & Tech., PG and Research in Eng. and Tech., Management Studies, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Architecture, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Information Technology, Town and Country Planning.

The AICTE has its new headquarters building in Delhi on the Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, 110 067, which has the offices of the chairman, vice-chairman and the member secretary, plus it has regional offices at

  • Kanpur
  • Chandigarh
  • Gurgaon
  • Mumbai
  • Bhopal
  • Vadodara
  • Kolkata
  • Guwahati
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai
  • Thiruvananthapuram.

In its 25 April 2013 judgment the Supreme Court said "as per provisions of the AICTE Act and University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, the council has no authority which empowers it to issue or enforce any sanctions on colleges affiliated with the universities as its role is to provide guidance and recommendations.

Subsequently AICTE was getting approval from the Supreme court to regulate technical colleges on a year to year basis till January 2016, when AICTE got blanket approval for publishing the Approval Process Handbook and approve technical colleges including management for the session 2016-17 and in all future sessions."


Key Description of AICTE:

Founded: November 1945

Sector: Technology education

Headquarters: New Delhi

Agency executive: Anil Sahasrabudhe (Chairperson)

Parent Agency: Department of Higher Education

Abbreviation: AICTE

Formation: November 1945

Headquarters: New Delhi

Location: Thiruvananthapuram, Kolkata, Chennai, Kanpur, Mumbai, Vadodara, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Bhopal, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gurgaon

Chairman: Anil Sahasrabudhe

Member Secretary: Alok Prakash Mittal

Vice Chairman: M P Poonia

Affiliations: Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development

Official Website

Social Network: Facebook, Twitter



According to the All India Council for Technical Education, 1987, the AICTE is vested with statutory authority for planning, formulation and maintenance of norms and standards, quality assurance through school accreditation, funding in priority areas, monitoring and evaluation, maintaining parity of certification and awards and ensuring coordinated and integrated development and management of technical education in the country. In the words of the Act itself:

To provide for establishment of an All India council for Technical Education with a view to the proper planning and co-ordinated development of the technical education system throughout the country, the promotion of qualitative improvement of such education in relation to planned quantitative growth and the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the technical education system and for matters connected therewith.


Increase in Approved Institutions:

Growth of Technical Institutions in the Country

Year Engineering Management MCA Pharmacy Architecture HMCT Total
2006–07 1511 1132 1003 665 116 64 4491
2007–08 1668 1149 1017 854 116 81 4885
2008–09 2388 1523 1095 1021 116 87 6230
2009–10 2972 1940 1169 1081 106 93 7361
2010–11 3222 2262 1198 1114 108 100 8004
2011–12 3393 2385 1228 1137 116 102 8361
2012–13 3495 2450 1241 1145 126 105 8562
2013–14 3384 2450 1241 1031 105 81 8562
2014–15 3392 2450 1241 1025 114 77 8562
2015–16 3364 2450 1241 1027 117 77 8562
2016–17 3288 2450 1241 1034 115 74


Reforms of AICTE

In 2016, three important initiatives were taken up by AICTE. First one was a responsibility given by MHRD to evolve a national MOOCs platform SWAYAM.

Second one is that of launching a Smart India Hackathon-2017 challenging the young bright talented students of technical colleges to solve the 598 problems of 29 different Government departments. Third one is that of launching of an AICTE's Student Start up Policy by Hon.

President on 16 Nov, during visitors conference from rashtrapati Bhavan. In 2009, the Union Minister of Education formally communicated his intentions of closing down AICTE and related body, the University Grants Commission (UGC).

This later led to reforms in the way the AICTE approves institutes, and to establishing the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) as an independent body.

On 6 June 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the AICTE along with the University Grants Commission would be scrapped and replaced by a new body called Heera (Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA).

This has been done in a bid to simplify the excessive regulations that exist due to both these bodies. According to the draft of law backed on the ideas of NITI Aayog and the Prime Minister Office, the National Council for Teacher Education was also planned to be subsumed by HEERA.

UGC (University Grants Commission): Latest News 2020

The University Grants Commission of India (UGC India) is a statutory body set up by the Government of India in accordance to the UGC Act 1956 under Ministry of Human Resource Development, and is charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of higher education.

UGC - University Grants Commission (India)
University Grants Commission (India)

It provides recognition to universities in India, and disbursements of funds to such recognized universities and colleges.

Its headquarters is in New Delhi, and has six regional centers in Pune, Bhopal, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Bangalore.

UGC is modeled after University Grants Committee of UK which was an advisory committee of the British government and advised on the distribution of grant funding among the British universities. The committee was in existence from 1919 until 1989.


Key Description:

Founded: 1956

Abbreviation: UGC

Motto: Gyan-Vigyan Vimuktaye (Knowledge and Science Liberates)

Formation: 28 December 1953

Headquarters: New Delhi

Location: India

Chairman: D.P. Singh

Affiliations: Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, NCERT

Address: University Grants Commission (UGC) Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002.

Helpline Number: 011-23604446, 011-23604200

Objectives: Coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education. It provides recognition to universities in India, and disburses funds to such recognized universities and college

Sector: Higher Education

Jurisdiction: India

First Executive: Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

Official Website: University Grant Commission

Social Network: Twitter



The UGC was first formed in 1945 to oversee the work of the three Central Universities of Aligarh, Banaras and Delhi. Its responsibility was extended in 1947 to cover all Indian universities.

In August 1949 a recommendation was made to reconstitute the UGC along similar lines to the University Grants Committee of the United Kingdom.

This recommendation was made by the University Education Commission of 1948-1949 which was set up under the chairmanship of S. Radhakrishnan "to report on Indian university education and suggest improvements and extensions".

In 1952 the government decided that all grants to universities and higher learning institutions should be handled by the UGC.

Subsequently, an inauguration was held on 28 December 1953 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Minister of Education, Natural Resources and Scientific Research.

In November 1956 the UGC became a statutory body upon the passing of the "University Grants Commission Act, 1956" by the Indian Parliament.

In 1994 and 1995 the UGC decentralised its operations by setting up six regional centres at Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhopal, Guwahati and Bangalore.

The head office of the UGC is located at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg in New Delhi, with two additional bureaus operating from 35, Feroze Shah Road and the South Campus of University of Delhi as well.

In December 2015 the Indian government set a National Institutional of Ranking Framework under UGC which will rank all educational institutes by April 2016.

In December 2017 D.P. Singh, former director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), was appointed chairman for a period of five years, replacing UGC member Virander Singh Chauhan, who officiated the position since the retirement of Ved Prakash in April 2017.


Types of Universities of UGC

The types of universities controlled by the UGC include:

Central universities or Union universities: are established by an Act of Parliament and are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry.

As of 12 December 2018, The list of central universities published by the UGC includes 49 central universities.

State Universities are run by the state government of each of the states and territories of India and are usually established by a local legislative assembly act. As of 6 October 2017, the UGC lists 370 state universities.

The oldest establishment date listed by the UGC is 1857, shared by the University of Mumbai, the University of Madras and the University of Calcutta.

Most State Universities are affiliating universities in that they administer many affiliated colleges (many located in very small towns) that typically offer a range of undergraduate courses, but may also offer post-graduate courses. More established colleges may even offer Ph.D. programs in some departments with the approval of the affiliating university.

Deemed university, or "Deemed to be University": is a status of autonomy granted by the Department of Higher Education on the advice of the UGC, under Section 3 of the UGC Act.

As of 6 October 2017, the UGC lists 123 deemed universities. According to this list, the first institute to be granted deemed university status was Indian Institute of Science, which was granted this status on 12 May 1958.

In many cases, the same listing by the UGC covers several institutes. For example, the listing for Homi Bhabha National Institute covers the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research and other institutes.

Private Universities are approved by the UGC. They can grant degrees but they are not allowed to have off-campus affiliated colleges. As of 6 October 2017, the UGC list of private universities lists 282 universities.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also released the list of 24 fake Universities operating in India.

UGC has said that these 24 self-styled, unrecognized institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees.


Professional Councils of UGC:

UGC, along with CSIR currently conducts NET for appointments of teachers in colleges and universities.

It has made NET qualification mandatory for teaching at Graduation level and at Post Graduation level since July 2009. However, those with Ph.D are given five percent relaxation.

Accreditation for higher learning over Universities under the aegis of University Grants Commission is overseen by following fifteen autonomous statutory institutions :

  • All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Distance Education Council (DEC)
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • Bar Council of India (BCI)
  • Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College (BTESSC)
  • National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
  • Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)
  • Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)
  • Indian Nursing Council (INC)
  • Dental Council of India (DCI)
  • Central Council of Homoeopathy (CCH)
  • Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
  • National Council for Rural Institutes (NCRI)
  • State Councils of Higher Education (SCHE)
  • Council of Architecture
  • Veterinary Council of India (VCI)



CUCHD (Chandigarh University): Placement, Ranking 2020

CUCHD: Chandigarh University (CU) is a full-fledged university located in Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab, India, more than 25 kilometres (16 mi) away from Chandigarh.

The university was estalished in 2012 by the Punjab State Legislature and is recognized by University Grants Commission under Section 2(F) with the right to confer degrees as per Section 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956. Satnam Singh Sandhu serves as the University's chancellor.

CUCHD - Chandigarh University (CU)
Chandigarh University (CU)


Key Description of CUCHD:

Chancellor: Satnam Singh Sandhu

Founded Year: 2012

Location: NH-95 Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway,
Mohali, Punjab (INDIA), Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab, India

Recognized By: University Grants Commission

General Helpline No: +91-160-3051003

Toll Free: 1800 1212 88800

Website: Chandigarh University

Social Network: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, LinkedIn


Academics of CUCHD:

Chandigarh University offers:

  • Undergraduate
  • Post-Graduate
  • Doctorate Courses

in various disciplines including

  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Computing
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Education
  • Animation
  • Multimedia
  • Tourism
  • Pharma Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Architecture
  • Commerce
  • Legal Studies
  • Agricultural Science
  • Media Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Basic Sciences.

The university's academia revolves around the Flexible Choice Based Credit System (FCBCS), which allows students to choose from electives in their own discipline, related fields and open electives, and allows credits transfer through semester abroad programs.


Ranking of CUCHD:

The National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked Chandigarh University 84 in the engineering category and 51 in the management category, as per the rankings released in June 2020.



The campus of CU resides in the village Gharuan, on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana Highway (NH-95).

The campus consists of 18 academic blocks, 6 girls and 14 boys hostel buildings, food courts, banks, free university dispensaries, stationery shops, and departmental stores.

The campus also holds the boxing court, badminton court, basketball court, wrestling court, and gymnasiums.



Chandigarh University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

There are also courses which are also approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), Bar Council of India (BCI), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Council of Architecture (COA) and National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).



2019: National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) A+


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)


List of Institutes of Chandigarh University (CUCHD)

  • University Institute of Engineering
  • University School of Business
  • University Institute of Computing
  • University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • University Institute of Biotechnology
  • University Institute of Architecture
  • University Institute of Liberal Arts & Humanities
  • University Institute of Film and Visual Arts
  • University Institute of Teacher Training And Research
  • University Institute of Legal Studies
  • University Institute of Agricultural Science
  • University Institute of Media Studies
  • University Institute of Science
  • Apex Institute of Technology
  • University Institute of Neural & Cognitive Sciences
  • University Institute of Applied Health Sciences
  • University Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management


Extra-Curricular Activities:

Various cultural events that take place around the year in the university include CU Fest, Abhivyakti National Literary Festival, and CU Rhythm International Folklore Festival. CU also backs National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), and Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR).

IISC: Indian Institute of Science – Ranking, Admission 2020

Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a public, deemed, research university for higher education and research in science, engineering, design, and management. It is located in Bangalore city, in the Indian state of Karnataka.

The institute was established in 1909 with active support from Jamsetji Tata and Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV and thus is also locally known as the "Tata Institute".

It was granted the deemed to be university status in 1958 and the Institute of Eminence status in 2018.

In 2019, IISc launched its brand statement: "Discover and Innovate; Transform and Transcend; Serve and Lead"


Key Description:

Type: Public research university

Established: 1909; 111 years ago

Founders: Jamsetji Tata, Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV

Affiliation ACU; UGC; AIU, NAAC

Director Anurag Kumar

Academic Staff: 515

Administrative Staff: 354

Students: 3,842

Undergraduates: 453

Postgraduates: 947

Doctoral Students: 2,442

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560012, India

Campus: Urban



List of Directors:

  • M. W. Travers, FRS, 1909–1914
  • Sir A.G. Bourne, FRS, 1915–1921
  • Sir Martin O. Forster, FRS, 1922–1933
  • Sir C.V. Raman, FRS, 1933–1937
  • Sir J.C. Ghosh, 1939–1948
  • M. S. Thacker, 1949–1955
  • S. Bhagavantam, 1957–1962
  • S. Dhawan, 1962–1981
  • D.K. Banerjee, 1971–1972
  • S. Ramaseshan, 1981–1984
  • C.N.R. Rao, FRS, 1984–1994
  • G. Padmanaban, 1994–1998
  • Goverdhan Mehta, FRS 1998–2005
  • P. Balaram, 2005–2014
  • Anurag Kumar, 2014–present



The IISc campus is located in the north of Bengaluru, about 6 kilometers from Bangalore City Railway Station and Kempegowda Bus Station, on the way to Yeshwantpur. The Institute is about 35 kilometers from Kempegowda International Airport. A number of other research institutes, Raman Research Institute, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Wood Research Institute and Central Power Research Institute (CPRI), are close to IISc. Most of these institutes are connected to IISc by a regular shuttle bus service.

The campus houses more than 40 departments marked by routes such as the Gulmohar Marg, the Mahogany Marg, the Badami Marg, the Tala Marg, the Ashoka Marg, the Nilgiri Marg, the Silver Oak Marg, the Amra Marg and the Arjuna Marg. The Institute is fully residential and is spread over 400 acres of land in the heart of Bengaluru city.

The campus features six canteens (cafeterias), a gymkhana (gymnasium and sports complex), a football ground and a cricket ground, four dining messes (halls), one multi cuisine restaurant, nine men's and five women's hostels (dormitories), an air strip, a library, two shopping centers and residences of the faculty members and other staff, besides other amenities.

The IISc campus harbors both exotic and indigenous plant species with about 110 species of woody plants. The roads on the campus are named after the dominant avenue tree species.

The architecture of the main building, which today houses the administration and the Faculty Hall, is classical in style, fronted by a grey, handsome tower. In front of it stands the work of Gilbert Bayes, a monument erected in the memory of J. N. Tata.

At its feet is an inscription that serves to remind future generations of the generosity of Jamsetji Tata and the persistence with which he worked for the welfare of India. The building, as one of the prominent landmarks of Bengaluru, was designed by C. F. Stevens and Company of Bombay in 1912–13.

The buildings for the metallurgy and aerospace departments were designed by the German architect Otto Königsberger in 1940.

A second campus is in Challakere, on 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) lot of land. Infrastructure developed here includes the Talent Development Centre, Skill Development Centre funded by HAL under CSR Act, Solar Power Research Center and a Climate Observatory. The Centre for Sustainable Technologies has commenced its activities here under the project "C-BELT" i.e., the Centre for Bio-energy and Low-Carbon Technologies.



QS World University rankings ranked IISc second in the world in terms of citations per faculty, IISc was ranked 301–350 in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2020, the top institute in India, as well as 29th in the 2019 Asia ranking.

The QS World University Rankings of 2019 ranked IISc 170 in the world, as well as 51 in Asia and 10 among BRICS nations.[38] In 2019, it ranked 353rd among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked it 401–500 in the world in 2019. It was ranked top university (1st place) in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework university ranking for 2018 and 2019, and overall ranking for 2018.


Academic Divisions, Departments, And Centres:

Division Departments, Centres, and Units
Biological Sciences
  •  Department of Biochemistry
  • Central Animal Facility
  • Centre for Ecological Sciences
  • Centre for Infectious Disease Research
  • Centre for Neuroscience
  • Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biophysics Unit
  • Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development and Genetics
Chemical Sciences
  • Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
  • Materials Research Centre
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Research Centre
  • Department of Organic Chemistry
  • Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  •  Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme
  • Centre for Cryogenic Technology
  • Centre for High Energy Physics
  • Department of Instrumentation and Applied Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Sciences
  • Department of Computer Science and Automation
  • Department of Electrical Communication Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electronic Systems Engineering
Mechanical Sciences
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering
  • Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
  • Centre for Earth Sciences
  • Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing
  • Centre for Sustainable Technologies
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Divecha Centre for Climate Change
  • Department of Materials Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Research
  • Centre for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning
  • Centre for Biosystems Science and Engineering
  • Centre for Contemporary Studies
  • Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
  • Department of Computational and Data Sciences
  • Department of Management Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research
  • Interdisciplinary Centre for Water Research
  • Interdisciplinary Mathematical Science
  • Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems
  • Supercomputer Education and Research Centre


Academic Programs:

Doctoral Degree Programs: Research students constitute more than 70% of the students on the campus. PhD degrees offered in 40 different disciplines.

Research programs leading to doctoral degrees are the main thrust in many departments. The program has a limited amount of course work, essentially to prepare the student to carry out the research, but the main emphasis is on the thesis work.

The annual intake of research students is approximately 250 with several candidates sponsored from educational institutions and industries. The research students constitute the largest group (50%) on the campus.

The Integrated PhD program is designed to offer opportunities to 3-year BSc graduates for pursuing advanced research in areas of biological, chemical, mathematical, and physical Sciences, leading to the PhD degree.


Masters Degree Programs: Master's degrees offered by the institute are classified into two categories: degrees by coursework (MTech, M.Mgt., and M.Des.) and degrees by research [MTech (research)].

The two-year MTech program is available in almost all engineering departments. Most MTech programs have a set of hard core courses specified as an essential requirement whereas students can take rest of the credits from many courses available in their parent or other departments and also do a dissertation work on the topic of their choice.

The Department of Management Studies offers a Master of Management program exclusively for engineering graduates. The Center for Product Design and Manufacturing offers the Master of Design (M.Des.) course. Started in 1996, the M.Des. program is a two-year, full-time postgraduate program.


Bachelors Degree Programme: An undergraduate programme is of age limit where for students who had completed Class XII, during the Centenary Celebrations in 2009.

The first batch of students was admitted in 2011. The program offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (Research) and a five-year integrated Master of Science course in six disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Material Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

The course aims at exposing the students to the inter-disciplinary nature in which scientific research is done in many upcoming fields.