Top 100 Universities in India: NIRF Ranking 2017

Everybody wants to study in the best College but only a few of them are really lucky to get what they want. The importance of a good College/University is so deep that a bad decision can affect your overall career.Students always inquire about various parameters and ranking of a particular college or University before taking admission in their favourite courses. Like every year this year too NIRF updated a list of Top 100 Universities in India 2017 on its official Website.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

The main Idea behind the NIRF Ranking of Top 100 Universities in India is to guide students to some of the best-known courses and colleges centred around the different field of Management, Engineering, Medical and other professional courses. This year Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Science (IISC Bangalore) has bagged the number 1 Ranking followed byJawaharlal Nehru University (JNU Delhi) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU Varanasi) in 2nd and 3rd Position. Let us now first check out the Admission procedure and Ranking methodology of NIRF before going to Top 100 Universities in India.

Top 100 Universities in India

How NIRF Rank a college or University?

To outline the Brand value of a specific College in India, the Concept of NIRF Ranking was introduced by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development(MHRD) on 29th September 2015. The main Idea behind the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is to outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.

NIRF Ranking methodology of ranking various institutions across the country is made by a Core Committee that Consist of High order Thinkers, Professor and Other Reputed Think Tanks of India. The major aim of NIRF Lies in identifying the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover mainly five things “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.

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How NIRF Rank a College? NIRF Ranking Parameters 2017

Admission Procedure

Admission into these Elite group of Top Universities in India is made through Certain Aptitude Tests or Marks Scored by the candidate in different academic programs. The Universities holds the supreme Authority to make Cutoff (Minimum qualifying Marks) for a particular Courses. A separate Entrance Test is also being conducted by different Universities for admission purpose.

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Most of the Top Universities in India like Banaras University make the admission process in two different ways.


Most of the top colleges in India prefer Merit Based selection for different Undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Candidates are selected using the different round of Cutoff(Qualifying Marks) made by the college Itself. Here academic marks play an important role.

Example: Delhi University.

Entrance Based

Many colleges prefer a separate entrance test for the selection of Candidates to a particular course. A Candidate wants to pursue any courses has to go through standard qualification criteria and an entrance test specially designed by the college to check the depth of the knowledge that students have.

Example: Joint Engineering Entrance Test (JEE Mains + JEE Advanced).

Based on these admission Criteria, candidates may also be shortlisted for Personal interview and a round of Brain mapping test to finally get selected to these Top Universities in India.

Courses Offered

These Elite Universities in India offers a wide range of career option in Science, Commerce, Humanities, Engineering, Management and other subject Studies. Minimum Educational Qualification required to apply for various courses offered by Top Universities in India is 12th. Some of the most popular courses offered by these Top Universities in India are as followed.


  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Biotechnology

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  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Banking and Finance
  • International Business

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 75+ Hot Career option for Class 12th Science students


  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Law
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Investing
  • Banking

70+ Hot Career options for Class 12th Commerce Students


  • Law.
  • Hotel Management.
  • Bachelor in Environmental Management.
  • Bachelor of Foreign Trade Management.
  • Aviation and Hospitality Management.
  • Tourism Management.

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List of Top Universities in India

Here is the Complete Updated list of Top 100 Universities in India with the Cumulative Marks Scored in NIRF Ranking Parameters 2017.

Name of College City State Score Rank
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 83.28 1
Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 61.53 2
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 58.92 3
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru Karnataka 58.25 4
Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal 57.32 5
Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 56.50 6
University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 56.30 7
University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 55.37 8
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 54.70 9
Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 52.81 10
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 52.74 11
Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi 51.75 12
Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani Pilani Rajasthan 51.46 13
Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu 51.36 14
Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi Delhi 51.20 15
Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal 48.90 16
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 48.84 17
Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal Manipal Karnataka 48.27 18
Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal 48.19 19
Siksha`O` Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar Odisha 46.72 20
Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra 46.45 21
Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 46.45 21
Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana 45.52 23
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Ludhiana Punjab 44.99 24
Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra 44.95 25
Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi 44.84 26
Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 44.42 27
Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.29 28
Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.95 29
Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 43.78 30
TATA Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra 43.71 31
Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 43.50 32
Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh 43.13 33
S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 43.07 34
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.06 35
Mysore University Mysore Karnataka 42.83 36
Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 42.70 37
Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.48 38
Sri Ramachandra University Chennai Tamil Nadu 42.46 39
Anand Agricultural University Anand Gujarat 42.26 40
University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.85 41
Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 41.48 42
Andhra University Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 41.38 43
Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 41.30 44
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore Karnataka 41.18 45
Thapar University Patiala Punjab 40.78 46
Dr D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune Pune Maharashtra 40.59 47
North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya 40.51 48
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha 40.47 49
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Ludhiana Punjab 40.10 50
Dr Y.S.Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry Solan Himachal Pradesh 39.54 51
AMITY University Gautam Budh Nagar Uttar Pradesh 39.17 52
Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan 38.74 53
Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune Maharashtra 38.73 54
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai Tamil Nadu 38.68 55
Annamalai University Annamalainagar Tamil Nadu 38.59 56
Calicut University Calicut Kerala 38.45 57
Mizoram University Aizwal Mizoram 38.36 58
Kurukshetra University Kurushetra Haryana 38.26 59
Shiv Nadar University Chithera Uttar Pradesh 37.95 60
Symbiosis International University Pune Maharashtra 37.67 61
KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Belagavi Karnataka 37.25 62
University of Jammu Jammu Tawi Jammu And Kashmir 37.23 63
Goa University-Goa Goa Goa 37.16 64
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 37.13 65
Kalyani University Kalyani West Bengal 36.84 66
Mahatma Gandhi Unversity Kottayam Kerala 36.79 67
Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Bikaner Rajasthan 36.78 68
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 36.75 69
Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 36.47 70
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences-Coimbatore Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 36.44 71
Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra Uttar Pradesh 36.36 72
University of Kashmir Srinagar Jammu And Kashmir 36.32 73
Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh Assam 36.28 74
Nirma University Ahmedabad Gujarat 36.21 75
Rajiv Gandhi University Rono Hills Arunachal Pradesh 36.15 76
Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai Tamil Nadu 36.04 77
Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 35.92 78
Rajasthan University Jaipur Rajasthan 35.85 79
Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Punjab 35.83 80
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Noida Uttar Pradesh 35.69 81
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Dwarka Delhi 35.60 82
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Campus Puducherry Pondicherry 35.50 83
NITTE University Mangalore Karnataka 35.50 83
Periyar University Salem Tamil Nadu 35.44 85
Cochin University of Science and Technology Cochin Kerala 35.42 86
Vidyasagar University Midnapore West Bengal 35.23 87
Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 35.14 88
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 35.09 89
Karpagam Academy of Higher Education Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 34.86 90
The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University Gandhigram Tamil Nadu 34.56 91
Assam University-Silchar Silchar Assam 34.38 92
Jaypee University of Information Technology-Solan Solan Himachal Pradesh 34.14 93
PES University Bengaluru Karnataka 33.94 94
University of Allahabad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 33.86 95
Sri Krishnadevaraya University Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 33.76 96
Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamil Nadu 33.66 97
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies -Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 33.60 98
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada Andhra Pradesh 33.44 99
B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 32.99 100

NOTE: Though the NIRF Ranking is the most trusted methodology to decide between a good and the Best one but Just because the college is “highly-ranked” or “prestigious” doesn’t mean it’s the right College for you. Always keep in mind that one person’s dream college could be another’s nightmare. It’s always better to visit and experience the college.

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