India has more than 700 universities, offering several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Are all of these universities good enough to pursue higher education?
Students also tend to opt for universities which will provide better quality of education, better infrastructure, better faculties and better placements.
Only a handful of universities in India will satisfy the above parameters.
Here is the list of the top 10 public / government universities in India for the year 2014.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was conceived as a ´Research Institute´ or ´University of Research´ by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, in the final years of the 19th century. A long period of almost thirteen years was to elapse from the initial conception in 1896 to the birth of the current institute on May 27, 1909. Read more
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
IIT Bombay, the second in the chain of IITs, was set up in 1958. It was the first IIT to be set up with foreign assistance. The funds came from UNESCO in roubles from the Soviet Union. In 1961, the Parliament decreed IITs as 'Institutes of National Importance'. Read more
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was established in 1951. The motto of IIT Kharagpur is "Yoga Karmashu Kaushalam" . The motto literally translates to "Excellence in action is Yoga" essentially implying that doing your work well is (true) yoga. Read more
University of Delhi, Delhi
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. Read more
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi was established in 1961. It aims to contribute to India and the world through excellence in scientific and technical education and research; to serve as a valuable resource for industry and society; and remain a source of pride for all Indians. Read more
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
All-India Institute of Medical Sciences was established in 1956, as an institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament with the objects to develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all its branches so as to demonstrate a high standard of medical education in India. Read more
Panjab University, Chandigarh
It was established in 1882 as University of Punjab and is one of the oldest Universities in India. It has been ranked number one in India and in the bracket 226-250 internationally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2013-2014 powered by Thomson Reuters. Read more
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) is a multidisciplinary research institute situated in Jakkur, a locality north of Bangalore, India. It is relatively young yet well-known around the Globe. Read more
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur was established in 1959. IIT Kanput carries out original research of significance and technology development at the cutting edge. It imparts training for students to make them competent, motivated engineers and scientists. Read more
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one among the foremost institutes of national importance in higher technological education, basic and applied research. In 1956, the German Government offered technical assistance for establishing an institute of higher education in engineering in India. Read more