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In a world that boasts of big data and prefers objectivity over subjectivity, The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry of India made history with the India Ranking Report 2016. It released a first-of-its-kind indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions in India, in response to global rankings in which Indian universities and colleges usually do not fare too well.

In fact, some of the best universities in the world from an undergraduate perspective don’t show up in any of the global rankings because they are not research intensive institutions. National rankings are often better informed regarding the overall undergraduate student experience.

The ‘India Rankings 2017’ had a participation of over 4,200 universities pan India, ranked holistically on the basis of 5 parameters that evaluate an institution’s ability to provide the best undergraduate experience.



Below are the 25 Universities that made it to the top in the India Rankings 2017 – 

RankName of the UniversityCity
1Indian Institute of Science BangaloreBengaluru
2Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew Delhi
3Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi
4Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific ResearchBengaluru
5Jadavpur UniversityKolkata
6Anna UniversityChennai
7University of HyderabadHyderabad
8University of DelhiDelhi
9Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatore
10Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityPune
11Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh
12Jamia Millia IslamiaNew Delhi
13Birla Institute of Technology & Science -PilaniPilani
14Vellore Institute of TechnologyVellore
15Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew Delhi
16Calcutta UniversityKolkata
17Tamil Nadu Agricultural UniversityCoimbatore
18Manipal Academy of Higher Education-ManipalManipal
19Visva BharatiKolkata
20Siksha`O` Anusandhan UniversityBhubaneswar
21Homi Bhabha National InstituteMumbai
21Bharath Institute of Higher Education & ResearchChennai
23Osmania UniversityHyderabad
24Punjab Agricultural University, LudhianaLudhiana
25Institute of Chemical TechnologyMumbai

You can see the complete lists of rankings here.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has also Indian Universities and Colleges on the basis of their domains, you can see the list of rankings by domain here.