In India there are a total of 700 Degree granting universities of which 460 are State Universities , 129 are Deemed Universities , 44 are Central Universities and 67 are Institution of National Importance. The Top ten Universities among these are listed below:
1) Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore) :
IISc Bangalore, is India’s leading university that actively engages in Research activities in technological and engineering fields. It encapsulates an immense network of 40 departments and the campus is spread over 400 acre.
2) Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) :
This institute is considered one of the prestigious institutes in India. It is a 325-acre campus,that has networks with various research institutes. It has close association with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Indian Statistical Institute.
3) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay):
This institution is again a reputed and the oldestinstitution in India. It offers various programs other than engineering like arts and humanities.It has a strength of 8000 students.
4) Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur):
Like other IITs, this institute mainly concentrates on engineering and science subjects. Other than that, it also offers courses in social science and humanities. It has a total strength of 7000 students.
5) Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras):
This institute is one of the leading institute in Southern India. Spread across an area of 600 acres with a strength of 8000 students, it stands apart from other institutes due to its beautiful natural surroundings.
6) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur):
Of all the IITs in India, IIT Kharagpur has the largest campus spread over 2000 acres. It homes around 8000 students and has initiated plans to make it a “green” campus. This institute has been ranked globally for material sciences, civil and structural engineering and mechanical engineering
7) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee):
Initially this was a college of civil engineering and later became an IIT. It homes about 8000 students and it majorly focuses on engineering and science programs along with humanities and management studies. It is well known for its “centers of excellence” focusing on transportation systems , nanotechnology and disaster mitigation and management.
8) University of Delhi:
This is one of the universities in India that does not focus on technical subjects. It is India’s best multidisciplinary school. This university is located at North and South of Delhi (2 Campuses). In addition to the degree programs, it also has “5 centers of Advanced Studies” in fields like Geology, history,chemistry,zoology and sociology.
9) Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati):
This IIT is again a renowned institute in India. Apart from the engineering and science programs, it has six research centers with key focus on environment , energy, nanotechnology , educational technology , instruments facility and mass media communication.
10) University of Calcutta:
This is also a multidisciplinary university like the Delhi University. This university currently homes 23,000 students in number of campuses. This has the biggest research center among the other Universities in India and is dedicated to nanotechnology and nano-science.