Pursuing a degree program in India can be one of the best things that could happen in your lifetime. As we know, India has been a major seat of learning for thousands of years. Indian educational institutions such as the IITs, IISc, IIMs, NITs, AIIMS, ISI, BITS, and ISB are well known worldwide to give quality education. These universities in India have been numerically ranked based on their positions in the overall Best Global Universities rankings.

1. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is a public deemed research university located in Mumbai, India that is dedicated to basic research in mathematics and the sciences. It is a Deemed University and works under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India. TIFR became the cradle of the country’s atomic energy endeavour. The Institute wasn’t just about science; it was also about discovering and delivering the benefits drawn from science to Indian society. Given that there was little scientific and industrial infrastructure at the time, TIFR came to play a crucial role. The Institute had many successes in the early years of its existence and that, in a way, was a problem. An institution is much more alert if it is in trouble. When an institution is doing well constantly, the high level of confidence generated can sometimes lead to complacency. For TIFR, a successful organisation by any measure, the question now is how to take an outstanding institution and make it truly exceptional. It’s a more complicated struggle, requiring a new point of view and a course of action that’s consistent with the times we live in.

2. Indian Institute of Science – Bangalore

The Indian Institute of Science is a public, deemed, research university for higher education and research in science, engineering, design, and management. It is located in Bengaluru, in the Indian state of Karnataka. Over the last century, IISc has become the premier institute for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India. Beginning with 2 departments and 21 students in 1911, today IISc has 39 departments, units, or centres, 3500 students, and about 500 academic and scientific staff, supported by 600 administrative personnel. About 2200 students are in various PhD programs, almost 900 are enrolled for various Masters degrees, whereas about 400 are registered in the newly established, research oriented, four-year Bachelor of Science (Research) programme. In recent years, the Institute has vigorously promoted interdisciplinary research. New centres such as the CiSTUP, the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems and a new Centre for Brain Research (funded by a large private endowment) are expected to conduct translational research in their respective areas, in order to better connect with industry and society. With the recent construction of modern buildings, acquisition of new research facilities, and induction of a large number of new faculty members, the Institute can look forward to an era of high productivity, increasing impact, and rising prominence in the world.

3. Indian Institute of Technology – Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a public technical university located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. As one of the Indian Institutes of Technology, it is recognized as an Institute of National Importance and has been consistently rated as one of India’s most prestigious universities. IIT Madras is a residential institute with nearly 550 faculty, 8000 students and 1250 administrative & supporting staff and is a self-contained campus located in a beautiful wooded land of about 250 hectares. It has established itself as a premier centre for teaching, research and industrial consultancy in the country. The Institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centres in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories organised in a unique pattern of functioning. A faculty of international repute, a brilliant student community, excellent technical & supporting staff and an effective administration have all contributed to the pre-eminent status of IIT Madras. The campus is located in the city of Chennai, previously known as Madras. Chennai is the state capital of Tamilnadu, a southern state in India.

University of Delhi

The University of Delhi, informally known as Delhi University, is a collegiate public central university located in New Delhi, India. It was founded in 1922 by an Act of the Central Legislative Assembly and is recognized as an Institute of Eminence by the University Grants Commission. The University offers exceptional educational opportunities straddling a wide range of programmes and advanced curricula taught by renowned faculty. Besides offering an avant-garde pedagogy, the University offers comprehensive extracurricular activities and excellent infrastructure. The University’s robust educational enterprise comprising 90 Colleges, 16 Faculties, 86 Departments, 23 Centres and 3 Institutes is spread across North and South campuses covering Delhi’s geography. Some of India’s best-known litterateurs, intellectuals, scientists, economists, legal luminaries, civil servants, defence personnel, politicians, sportspersons, film personalities, and business leaders have been students of DU or have served as its faculty members. The University of Delhi is a principal global leader in knowledge creation and dissemination. We remain devoted to educating future leaders of the 21st century through the transformative power of liberal arts, social sciences and cutting edge science and technology education and research. The University believes in building and sustaining an academic ambience that enables students to realize their potential without fear or favour.

Panjab University

Established in 1882 as the University of the Panjab Lahore (in Pakistan now), Panjab University was relocated to Chandigarh in 1947, where the university was split between Pakistan and India. Punjab University (also known as PUCHD) is a Central and State Government-funded University. The university has been accredited with 3.35 CGPA on a four-point scale with ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Punjab University consists a total of 188 affiliated colleges spread across the entire regions of Punjab, one rural regional centre at Kauni, and three regional Centres at Muktsar, Ludhiana and Hoshiarpur. The university ranked two in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) among all the Indian universities declared by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India in 2020. It has been also ranked 38 in the NIRF 2021. Punjab University won the prestigious Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy (MAKA) for the best all-round performance in sports for two consecutive years in 2018-19 and 2019-20. The university also offers courses under its School of Open Learning (PU SOL).



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