Top Indian Universities 2019
Shivani Bhatt, 20 Dec 2018
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India is slowly emerging as a preferred study destination by students around the world. The top universities in India draw a considerable number of foreign students from the neighbouring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and China. Aspirants from central and east African countries also prefer to come to study in top universities in India. Students prefer to pursue higher education in India drawn by is rich cultural heritage as well as affordable tuition fee. Careers360 has attempted to tabulate the top Indian universities 2019 ranked by the three top ranking agencies.

According to Quacquarelli Symonds ranking 2109, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, at 162 rank, has overtaken Indian Institute of Delhi and now features as the top  university in India. Indian Institute of Science and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) feature at second and third positions. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay was ranked at 179 rank in 2018. The institution was ranked at 185 in 2017 QS rankings. IIT Delhi is followed by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (179) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore(190). In the Times Higher Education (THE) tables, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore leads the Indian universities at 251–300, the institution has retained its 2018 position. Indian Institute of Technology Indore and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay feature among the top three in the THE ranking 2019. 

In the ARWU 2018 ranking tables, only Indian Institute of Science is ranked. The institution is ranked at 401-500. The institution has lost its previous position of 301-400.

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The QS 2019 rankings feature 20 Indian institutions and THE ranks 42 institutions, while ARWU 2018 rankings feature Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc) at 401-500.

For the detailed status of top Indian universities 2019 in World University Rankings 2019, students aspiring to study abroad  can refer to the tabulated information of the universities below.

Top Indian Universities 2019

S.no

University

QS Rank

THE Rank

ARWU Rank

2019

2018

2019

2018

2018

2017

1

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

162

179

401–500

351–400

--

--

2

Indian Institute of Science

170

190

251–300

251–300

401-500

301-400

3

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)

172

172

501–600

501–600

--

--

4

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

264

264

601–800

601–800

--

--

5

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

283

293

501–600

501–600

--

--

6

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)

295

308

501–600

501–600

--

--

7

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)

381

431-440

401–500

501–600

--

--

8

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)

472

501-550

601–800

601–800

--

--

9

University of Delhi

487

481-490

601–800

601–800

--

--

10

University of Hyderabad

591-600

601-650

--

--

--

--

11

Jadavpur University

601-650

601-650

601–800

601–800

--

--

12

Anna University

751-800

651-700

--

--

--

--

13

Jamia Millia Islamia

751-800

--

801–1000

801–1000

--

--

14

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

751-800

701-750

1001+

1001+

--

--

15

Aligarh Muslim University

801-1000

801-1000

801–1000

601–800

--

--

16

Amity University

801-1000

--

1001+

1001+

--

--

17

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University)

801-1000

--

601–800

801–1000

--

--

18

Banaras Hindu University

801-1000

801-1000

601–800

601–800

--

--

19

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani

801-1000

801-1000

801–1000

801–1000

--

--

20

Savitribai Phule Pune University

801-1000

801-1000

501–600

601–800

--

--

21

Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

801-1000

--

801–1000

801–1000

--

--

22

University of Calcutta

801-1000

751-800

--

801–1000

--

--

23

University of Mumbai

801-1000

801-1000

--

--

--

--

24

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

801-1000

--

801–1000

801–1000

--

--

25

Indian Institute of Technology Indore

--

--

351–400

--

--

--

26

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research

--

--

401–500

--

--

--

27

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

--

--

601–800

--

--

--

28

Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

--

--

601–800

--

--

--

29

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

--

--

601–800

--

--

--

30

National Institute of Technology Rourkela

--

--

601–800

601–800

--

--

31

Panjab University

--

--

601–800

601–800

--

--

32

Tezpur University

--

--

601–800

601–800

--

--

33

Acharya Nagarjuna University

--

--

801–1000

--

--

--

34

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad

--

--

801–1000

601–800

--

--

35

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

--

--

801–1000

--

--

--

36

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

--

--

801–1000

--

--

--

37

Osmania University

--

--

801–1000

801–1000

--

--

38

Pondicherry University

--

--

801–1000

801–1000

--

--

39

Sri Venkateswara University

--

--

801–1000

801–1000

--

--

40

Andhra University

--

--

1001+

801–1000

--

--

41

Annamalai University

--

--

1001+

801–1000

--

--

42

Cochin University of Science and Technology

--

--

1001+

801–1000

--

--

43

G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar

--

--

1001+

1001+

--

--

44

GITAM University

--

--

1001+

1001+

--

--

45

University of Kerala

--

--

1001+

801–1000

--

--

46

KIIT University

--

--

1001+

--

--

--

47

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

--

--

1001+

1001+

--

--

48

University of Mysore

--

--

1001+

1001+

--

--

49

PSG College of Technology

--

--

1001+

1001+

--

--

50

SASTRA University

--

--

1001+

1001+

--

--

51

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology

--

--

1001+

1001+

--

--

52

SRM Institute of Science and Technology’

--

--

1001+

1001+

--

--

53

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

--

--

1001+

1001+

--

--


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