Top 10 Best Universities in India

Indian Universities are no less, considering quality education, state-of-the-art facilities, super qualified eminent faculties, modish infrastructure, modernized research practices and more. So, if you are keen to take up a course in an Indian University, here is a list of top 10 best universities in India today, based on the prestigious QS BRICS Rankings 2019.

QS(Quacquarelli Symonds) BRICS University Rankings rank the universities from the five BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on the basis of eight different parameters. Proportion of academic staff with PhD, ratio of faculty to students, institution’s reputation are a few to name. However, very recently QS released its table of World University Ranking 2020 on June 19, 2019.

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
(भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान बंबई)

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Established in 1958, the then second IIT in the country, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay bags the first place in our list of best universities in India. Further, it is regarded as the first technology institution set up with foreign assistance, with UNESCO funds coming directly from the-then Soviet Union. Holding the 8th rank in the QS BRICS Rankings, it is a reputed institute that imparts world-standard higher education in the fields of engineering and research.

Moreover, the institute offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs to over 8,000 students annually.

  • NIRF* Rank : 4
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 33
  • QS World University Rank : 152

Powai, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra, India

2. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
(भारतीय विज्ञान संस्थान)

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Founded in 1909, Indian Institute of Science holds the 10th rank as per the QS BRICS University Rankings 2019. Based in the city of Bangalore (now Bengaluru), the institute offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate level programs in several areas of study like Science, Design, Engineering and Management. An outcome of the joint efforts of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Government of India, and the Maharaja of Mysore, it enrolls around 4000 students every year in over 40 departments.

Meanwhile, one of the leading institutes for advanced scientific and technological research and education in India, it is famous by the name of Tata Institute to the city locals.

  • NIRF Rank : 2
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 50
  • QS World University Rank : 184

CV Raman Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012

3. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
(भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान मद्रास)

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Ranking 17th in the QS BRICS Rankings, IIT Madras is another best university in India today. Established in 1959, the institute is based in the city of Madras (now Chennai), located at a residential wooded land campus adjacent to the Guindy National Perk. Above all, home to around 9,000 students, it offers world-class studies in 16 fields of higher technological education, basic and applied research. Further, regarded as one of the Institutes of National Importance, it is the first institute built with financial assistance from the Government of West Germany.

  • NIRF Rank : 1
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 48
  • QS World University Rank : 271

Beside Adyar Cancer Institute, Opposite to C.L.R.I, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai 600 036, Tamil Nadu, India

4. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
(भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान दिल्ली)

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Holding the 18th QS BRICS rank, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi marks the fourth place in our catalog. Founded in 1961, based in the opulent area of Hauz Khas Delhi, it is one of the leading research-intensive institutes in India. Recognized with the status of the Institute of Eminence, the institute takes its own decisions as far as course structures, tuition fees and academic collaborations are concerned. In addition, IITD offers an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs in the field of science engineering and technology enrolling 30% international students every year.

  • NIRF Rank : 3
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 40
  • QS World University Rank : 182

Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India

5. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
(भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, खड़गपुर)

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Country’s first IIT, founded in 1951, IIT Kharagpur is based in north-east India in the state of West Bengal. Further, renowned as the institute with eminent faculty from diverse international locations, it holds the QS BRICS rank of 23. In addition, IIT-KGP offers a total of 65 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate level programs to over 10,000 students every year.

Moreover, the institute has 19 academic departments, eight multi-disciplinary centres, 13 schools of excellence, and over 25 R&D units. The distinguished  alumni of IIT-KGP includes big names like Sundar Pichai, Arvind Kejriwal, Ajit Jain and many more.

  • NIRF Rank : 5
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 53
  • QS World University Rank : 281

Kharagpur 721 302, West Bengal, India

6. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
(भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान कानपुर)

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After that, in our list of best universities in India is another IIT from the north region of the country. Established in 1959 in the state of Uttar Pradesh, located in the outskirts of Kanpur city, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is ranked at 25 by QS BRICS Rankings 2019. Standing out for its excellence in Education and Research, the institute is the highest scorer, when it comes to its top class doctorate faculty.

Further, the institute created with the assistance of a consortium of nine US research universities, enrolls over 6500 students every year.

  • NIRF Rank : 6
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 61
  • QS World University Rank : 291

Office of Research & Development, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur 208 016, Uttar Pradesh, India

7. University of Hyderabad
(हैदराबाद विश्वविद्यालय)

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The first non-IIT university in our list, University of Hyderabad stands at the QS BRICS rank of 36. Established in 1974, located in Gachibowli (Hyderabad), the university caters to over 5000 students every year. Further, it offers around 150 pre-bachelors, masters and doctorate level programs in its ten schools of study. Most importantly, it is well-known for the Study in India Program, the university’s initiative to allow International Students to avail the world standard higher education in India.

  • NIRF Rank : 11
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 106

Prof. C.R. Rao Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500 046, Telangana, India

8. University of Delhi
(दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय)

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Founded in 1922, country’s largest university, University of Delhi holds the 42nd QS BRICS rank. Enrolling a huge number of 132,000 regular students every year, it is one of the best interdisciplinary institutions in the country. Further, a member of the global network of research-intensive universities Universitas 21, DU has two main campuses comprising 77 affiliated colleges based in North and South of Delhi, capital of India. The East  and the West Campus are under development focusing on the University College of Medical Science and on Engineering and Technology respectively.

In addition, renowned names like Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Shiela Dikshit, Shashi Tharoor are just a few among DU’s notable alumni.

  • NIRF Rank : 20
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 62
  • QS World University Rank : 474

North Delhi Campus, Near Mall Road, New Delhi 110007, India

9. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
(भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान रुड़की)

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Boasting of a great number of International students, IIT Roorkee holds the QS BRICS rank at #47. Originally founded as the College of Civil Engineering in 1847, it got the recognition of IIT only recently in the year 2001. Moreover, the oldest technical institution in Asia and the first ever university in India that offered PG level programs in engineering science and technology, it offers graduate, post-graduate and doctorate level programs in over  21 academic departments.

  • NIRF Rank : 8
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 86
  • QS World University Rank : 383

Roorkee-Haridwar Highway, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India

10. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
(भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान गुवाहाटी)

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Housing the most powerful supercomputer of the country, IIT Guwahati is ranked at 48 by the QS BRICS Rankings 2019. Established in 1994, located on the banks of the Brahmputra river, the institute boasts of the most beautiful campus in the country. Further, with its 10 research centres, 11 departments, and three inter-disciplinary academic centres, it welcomes over 4,000 students every year to take advantage of the the ultra modern facilities and top class faculties.

  • NIRF Rank : 9
  • QS Asia Rank 2019 : 107
  • QS World University Rank : 491

Assam Textile Institute Campus, Gnb Road, Ambari Guwahati, Assam, India


*NIRF ( National Institutional Ranking Framework) ranks Indian universities every year on the basis of certain parameters. Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcome (GO), and Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) are a few to name.



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