Best Universities

Best Universities

IIT Kharagpur students at the lab. Photo: Subir Halder
India's best universities: IIT Kharagpur is a crucible of excellenceAside from technical excellence, IIT Kharagpur offers students the chance to develop their extra-curricular interests.

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Students at IIT, Kharagpur. Photo: Subir Halder
IITs, IIMs lose sheen, JNU is launching pad for netagiri, UGC merely approver for purchasesAfter the major thrust in the education sector in national policy in the first two decades of Independence, subsequent policymakers have not considered education a key area of national interest.

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Students from Jamia Millia Islamiaâ??s law department. Photo: Yasir Iqbal
India needs academic leaders, institutional autonomy can helpThe country faces several challenges in the arena of education.

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MD students examine a patient at the AIIMS intensive care unit. Photo: Yasir Iqbal
India's best universities: AIIMS Delhi remains Mecca of medicineDespite the burgeoning demands on it, AIIMS Delhi keeps its enviable record as the No. 1 institution for medical aspirants.

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Students sitting for an exam
CLAT 2014: Results expected on May 31Around 35, 000 aspirants were expected to sit for the examination this year for a total of 16, 000 seats at different law institutes

2012

Registrar Abdul Jaleel (in cap) with students
Aligarh Muslim Univ back in top 5 universities of IndiaLong considered a lost cause, Aligarh Muslim University is inching its way back to the top.

2012

V-C S.K. Sopory
JNU finds 4th spot in India Today Universities surveyWith its unique syllabus, democratic dhabas and foreign MOUs, JNU is a laboratory of interdisciplinary study.

2012

V-C Suranjan Das with students
Calcutta Univ at 3rd rank in India Today surveyCentre for nanotechnology. Fourteen patents secured in 2011. Innovation is now an East-side story.

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V-C Lalji Singh at BHU
BHU comes second in India Today Best Universities 2012
Facilities that are open round the clock. Courses from musicology to management. An IIT on campus. BHU rings out the old.

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G. Viswanathan
Private universities need autonomy: VIT founderAutonomy should be given to private universities. That will help in providing top-class education.

2012

V-C Dinesh Singh with students
DU tops India Today Best Universities 2012An e-learning portal. Joint degrees with selected varsities. Mix-and-match courses. No wonder all roads lead to Delhi.

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The 2012 Methodology: How the rankings were doneBased on factual and perceptual scores, 160 varsities were part of the INDIA TODAY-Nielsen survey.

2012

Delhi University
Masters of excellenceIn its third edition, the India Today Universities Rankings surveys 160 universities, more than in previous editions. Delhi University tops the list again, followed by Banaras Hindu University, University of Calcutta and the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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On higher groundThe India Today-Nielsen Survey of the country's leading universities sees Delhi move up three places to the No. 1 spot. Bangalore University and MS University of Baroda break into the top 10.

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2011 | Delhi University: North StarThe university somersaults to No. 1 from its third place finish last year. The new semester system only enhances its appeal.

2011

2011 | Banaras Hindu University: All rounderBHU is going global but has not lost sight of its social responsibilities.

2011

2011 | University of Calcutta: Pride of EastWith a mere Rs 22 crore as Central assistance in the 11th Five-Year Plan, the university has still managed to stay on top.

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2011 | University of Madras: Chennai SuperkingFaculty and student exchanges as well as collaborative projects make the university a hub for research studies

2010

2010 | Hubs of excellenceBreaking new grounds in research and revamping infrastructure, Indian universities have finally come of age. An India Today-Nielsen survey reveals.

2010

2010 | Citadels of learningThe first India Today-Nielsen Survey on the country's leading higher educational institutions identifies centres of excellence at a time when university education is at the centre of national controversy and in need of radical legislative reforms.

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2010 | How the ranking is doneThe India Today-Nielsen first-ever survey to rank 50 universities is thoroughly researched and based on the perceptual and factual scores.