Top 5 Universities in India

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India’s higher education system has seen a rapid growth in the past few decades. The country boasts of one of the highest education systems in the world, after China and the US. There are over hundreds of universities of different sizes, types, specifications, and origins. While some are private, others are state-run. A growing number of students from all over the world are coming to study in India. According to one survey, India is the 11th most popular country for US students abroad.

If you are someone who is interested in studying in India, check out the top 5 universities in India. The ranking is given by the Annual QS University Rankings: BRICS. It is a ranking of the top universities located across Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

  1. The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore: IISc Bangalore is one of India’s leading universities. In the BRICS ranking, IISc Bangalore is on the number 5. It has also ranked 34th in the latest QS University rankings. IISC is known for its research in the fields of technology and engineering. The university is located north of Bangalore City, amidst a hub of research institutes. It offers a wonderful academic network that comprises of 40 departments across a 400 acre residential campus.

  2. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi: IIT Delhi was founded in 1961 and since then it has grown considerably. Today, it enjoys a top position in India and also globally. IIT Delhi ranks 13th in BRICS ranking and 42 in the whole of Asia. The Institute is located south of New Delhi in the Hauz Khas. IIT Delhi like other IITs is fairly small with only 8000 students. The Institute is known for delivering excellent education and training in the following departments- chemical engineering, civil & structural engineering, computer science, electrical & electronic engineering and mechanical engineering.

  3. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay: IIT Bombay is one of the top universities in India. It comes 16th in the BRICS ranking and 46th in Asia. IIT Bombay is mainly a technical institution but it offers a number of arts and humanities programs in addition to offering regular engineering and science subjects. IIT Bombay is one of the oldest universities in India. It is located in the Powai neighborhood in the North-East of Mumbai and has around 8000 students. IIT Bombay is best known internationally for art & design, chemical engineering, civil & structural engineering, computer science, electrical & electronic engineering, material sciences, mechanical engineering and statistics.

  4. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur: IIT Kanpur ranks 18th in the BRICS ranking and 58th in Asia and is revered as one of the top universities in India. The institute is situated outside the city of Kanpur, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. IIT Kanpur gives prime focus on science and engineering subjects with a selection of courses in humanities and social sciences, and post-graduate degrees in business and management.

  5. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras: IIT Madras is yet another top Indian University that ranks 20th in the BRICS ranking and 56th in Asia. Located in Chennai, the institute has a sprawling campus of 600 acres. The Institute is best known for engineering. It is recognized globally for civil and structural engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, and mechanical engineering.

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