Universities in India as Per International Standards

Many of us have this notion that India sends rather than receiving international students but now the scenario is changing and a considerable number of students from other parts of the world are choosing to ‘Study in India’. India is now the 12th most popular country for US students to study abroad according to the Open Doors report of 2015.

It is not surprising that the higher education system in India has undergone a rapid change over the last few decades. India is the world’s second most populated country with the rapidly growing economy and has one of the largest higher education systems (after China and the USA) in the world. International students get amazed and perplexed by the thousands of universities and colleges they can choose from. For them, it is a complex system of a large number of universities and colleges of different types, ownerships, specialisations and origins.

India is known for its quality education in the field of engineering and technology and ranked 24th in the world as per the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2016.  India has many prestigious institutes like Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) with their major focus on engineering and science technology fields.

As many as 23 top universities of India are ranked in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2016 and there are nine in the top 100 universities list. Other than engineering field, there are all-inclusive universities like the University of Delhi which is ranked 66th in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2016, the University of Calcutta (108th), the University of Mumbai (145th) and the Banaras Hindu University (joint 155th) and these universities are known for quality education with experienced faculties.

Here we are going to give the list of top universities which are ranked amongst top 300 in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2016.

Top Institutes in India

Rank Institute
33 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
35 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
36 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
43 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
48 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)
51 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
66 University of Delhi
78 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
94 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)
108 University of Calcutta
145 University of Mumbai
155 Banaras Hindu University
169 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)
176 University of Pune
178 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
195 Amity University
200 Manipal Academy of Higher Education
231-240 Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
251-300 Anna University
251-300 Panjab University

The problem with the Indian education system is that there are as many as 538 universities which are recognised by the Universities Grants Commission (UGC) but the quality of education drops drastically when one looks for options outside the top 45 Indian Universities. Even when you evaluate top 45 universities, there is a lot of quality difference between the top 15 institutes and the rest of them.

In fact, when we compare the quality of education, style and the methods of learning at the Indian Universities with that of its foreign counterparts there is a marked difference between the two.  The lectures at the Indian universities are focused on theory whereas in abroad the major emphasis is on the out of the box thinking and finding practical solutions to the daily problems. That is another point of concern which will be discussed in another post.

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