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Top 10 Best Universities of India 2013

The higher Education system in India is a mixture of several stark, and some contradictory, realities.

What is apparent is that India's best universities are run by the Government. What is emerging is that India's smartest universities are in the private sector. What is unfortunate us that even the combined might of the two is not enough to meet the aspirations of millions of students.

Nielsen company and India Today conducted the survey to determine the top universities in India in Arts, Science and Commerce streams.

Research was conducted top draw up a list of 170 universities eligible for the survey.

The parameters for which each university is judged were then drawn up after consultation with academics and experts from across India.

The parameters include university reputation, quality of academic input, faculty, research strengths, student care, infrastructure, innovation, admission procedure, placement record.

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • The University of Delhi is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards in teaching and research and attracts eminent scholars to its faculty.
  • It was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly.

For more information, visit University of Delhi

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • The Court of Directors of the East India Company sent a despatch in July, 1854 to the Governor-General of India in Council, suggesting the establishment of the Universities of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay.
  • In pursuance of that despatch, the University of Calcutta was founded on JANUARY 24, 1857.

For more information, visit University of Calcutta

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • Young at forty two years, as universities go, what has lent strength and energy to Jawaharlal Nehru University is the vision that ideas are a field for adventure, experimentation and unceasing quest and diversity of opinions its chief premise.
  • In the early 1970s, when JNU opened its doors to teachers and students, frontier disciplines and new perspectives on old disciplines were brought to the Indian university system.

For more information, visit Jawaharlal Nehru University

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • Banaras Hindu University ranks among the first few in the country in the field of academic and research output.
  • This university has two campuses, 3 institutes, 16 faculties, 140 departments, 4 advanced centers and 4 interdisciplinary schools.
  • The University is making its mark at the national and international levels in a number of frontier areas of Science, Social Science, Technology, Medicine and Agriculture etc.

For more information, visit Banaras Hindu University

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • The University of Mumbai (known earlier as University of Bombay) is one of the oldest and premier Universities in India.
  • It was established in 1857 consequent upon "Wood's Education Dispatch", and it is one amongst the first three Universities in India.

For more information, visit University of Mumbai

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • The University of Hyderabad (UoH), one of the major institutions of higher education in India is largely devoted to postgraduate studies and is widely known for its excellence in research and for its distinguished faculty.
  • Founded in 1974 with Prof. Gurbaksh Singh as its first Vice Chancellor, UoH - also known as Hyderabad Central University or HCU- has emerged as a leading centre of teaching and research.

For more information, visit University of Hyderabad

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • Osmania University is named after its founder, Nawab Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad who rather through a farman or Royal Charter, brought the University into existence in 1918.
  • It is the seventh oldest in the Country and third oldest in South India.

For more information, visit Osmania University

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) occupies a unique position amongst universities and institutions of higher learning in the country.
  • It was established in 1920, and evolved out of the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (MAO College) which was set up in 1877 by the great visionary and social reformer, Sir Syed Ahmad khan.

For more information, visit Aligarh Muslim University

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988.
  • In Urdu language, Jamia means ‘University', and Millia means ‘National'.

For more information, visit Jamia Millia Islamia

Top Ten Best Universities in India

  • Pondicherry University, established under an Act of Parliament in the year 1985, has grown from strength to strength in all possible ways all these years and has become a place on the educational hub of the country.
  • 15 Schools, 37 Departments and 10 Centres offering 175 PG & Research programmes are within its fold and housed in the 800-acre sprawling Wi-Fi-enabled vibrant campus, which is just 12 kms.

For more information, visit Pondicherry University

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