Best Universities in India in 2014 – India Today-Nielsen Survey

Best Universities in India in 2014

The Higher Education system in India is a mixture of several stark, and some contradictory, realities, which includes both public and private universities.


Public universities are supported by the central and state government and private universities are supported by various private bodies and societies.

The higher education system in India is the third largest education system in the world.

There are signs of improvement in the education system. Ten universities from India made it to the list of Asia's top 100 universities.

Increased investment in infrastructure, research, skill development and foreign universities partnerships, which made these universities to be placed at the top position.

The fifth India Today-Nielsen Best Universities survey took into account over 170 universities across India to determine the best universities.

These universities have been ranked based on the overall score comprising of perceptual and factual scores; not on perceptual and factual ranks.

List of best universities in India in 2014:

  • University of Delhi
  • University of Calcutta
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • University of Hyderabad
  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Osmania University
  • Jamia Milia Islamia
  • University of Mysore
  • Andhra University
  • Bangalore University
  • M.S University, Baroda
  • BITS, Pilani
  • Goa University
  • Kurukshetra University
  • SNDT Women's University
  • Guru Nanak Dev University
  • Christ University
  • Amity University
  • Banasthali Vidyapeeth
  • Jain University
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