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India’s Best Government Universities

Disclaimer: The Delhi-based Centre for Forecasting & Research (C fore) has taken reasonably diligent care to classify and segregate autonomous private colleges, government autonomous colleges and non-autonomous colleges based on the University Grants Commission list of approved autonomous colleges as on 28.06.2019. Any classification errors are inadvertent and regretted. For more on the rankings methodology please read cover story of May 2021 issue:

Rank University Name City State Total Score Score Details NIRF Rank
1 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru Bengaluru Karnataka 1203 Show
2 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 1199 Show
3 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi Dehli Delhi 1155 Show
4 University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 1147 Show
5 Anna University, Chennai Chennai Tamil Nadu 1144 Show
6 Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi Delhi Delhi 1143 Show
7 National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru Bengaluru Karnataka 1142 Show
7 Delhi Technological University Delhi Delhi 1142 Show
8 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru Bengaluru Karnataka 1133 Show
9 National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences?(NIMHANS), Bengaluru Bengaluru Karnataka 1126 Show
9 Jadavpur University, Kolkata Kolkata West Bengal 1126 Show
10 University of Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 1125 Show
10 Panjab University, Chandigarh Chandigarh Punjab 1125 Show
11 Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 1122 Show
11 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 1122 Show
12 Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 1115 Show
12 The Indian Law Institute (Deemed University), Delhi Delhi Delhi 1115 Show
13 National Law University (NLU), Delhi Delhi Delhi 1098 Show
14 Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 1095 Show
15 Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 1094 Show
16 Punjab Engineering College (PEC) Deemed University, Chandigarh Chandigarh Punjab 1091 Show
17 King George?s Medical University, Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1086 Show
17 The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata Kolkata West Bengal 1086 Show
18 Bangalore University Bengaluru Karnataka 1083 Show
18 Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 1083 Show
19 National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University), Karnal Karnal Haryana 1077 Show
20 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, Howrah Howrah West Bengal 1076 Show
20 Presidency University, Kolkata Kolkata West Bengal 1076 Show
21 University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 1074 Show
22 National Brain Research Centre (NBRC) Deemed University, Manesar, Gurugram Gurugram Haryana 1071 Show
23 Osmania University, Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 1069 Show
24 Alagappa University, Karaikudi (Tamil Nadu) Karaikudi Tamil Nadu 1068 Show
25 The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Vadodara Gujarat 1066 Show
25 Visva-Bharati University, Bolpur (WB) Bolpur West Bengal 1066 Show
26 Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Ludhiana Punjab 1063 Show
27 Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar (Tamil Nadu) Annamalai Nagar Tamil Nadu 1062 Show
28 Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Delhi Delhi 1061 Show
28 University of Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal 1061 Show
29 TERI School of Advanced Studies (Deemed University), Delhi Delhi Delhi 1054 Show
30 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 1052 Show
31 National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 1050 Show
31 Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University), Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 1050 Show
32 Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai Tamil Nadu 1049 Show
33 Andhra University, Visakhapatnam Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh 1045 Show
33 Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam Kottayam Kerala 1045 Show
34 Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi Delhi Delhi 1044 Show
34 Bharathidasan University, Trichy Trichy Tamil Nadu 1044 Show
35 Swarnim Gujarat Sports University, Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Gujarat 1042 Show
35 National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur Jodhpur Rajasthan 1042 Show
36 Chennai Mathematical Institute Chennai Tamil Nadu 1041 Show
37 Indian Veterinary Research Institute (Deemed University), Bareilly (UP) Bareilly Uttar Pradesh 1040 Show
38 Forest Research Institute (Deemed University), Dehradun Dehradun Uttarakhand 1039 Show
39 Shivaji University, Kolhapur Kolhapur Maharashtra 1038 Show
40 Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak Rohtak Haryana 1037 Show
41 University of Mysore Mysuru Karnataka 1036 Show
42 Punjabi University, Patiala Patiala Punjab 1032 Show
43 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (ABV-IIITM), Gwalior Gwalior Madhya Pradesh 1028 Show
44 Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 1026 Show
45 Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 1024 Show
45 Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur Raipur Chhattisgarh 1024 Show
46 National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) Deemed University, So Sonipat Haryana 1023 Show
47 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 1019 Show
48 Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) Pantnagar Uttarakhand 1017 Show
49 Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT) Cochin Kerala 1014 Show
50 Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek (Nagpur) Nagpur Maharashtra 1013 Show
50 Kakatiya University, Warangal Warangal Telangana 1013 Show
51 University of Jammu Jammu Jammu & Kashmir 1012 Show
51 Pondicherry University Puducherry Tamil Nadu 1012 Show
52 University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 1011 Show
52 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi Delhi Delhi 1011 Show
53 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 1009 Show
54 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 1008 Show
55 Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Gujarat 1007 Show
55 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (Deemed University), Howrah (WB) Howrah West Bengal 1007 Show
56 Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat) Vallabh Vidyanagar Gujarat 1006 Show
56 Utkal University, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar Odisha 1006 Show
57 Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar Hisar Haryana 1002 Show
58 Sri Padmavati Mahila Vishwavidyalayam, Tirupati Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 999 Show
59 Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed University), Longowal (Punjab) Longowal Punjab 997 Show
59 University of Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 997 Show
60 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad Aurangabad Maharashtra 996 Show
61 Kurukshetra University (Haryana) Kurukshetra Haryana 994 Show
61 Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalithaa Fisheries University, Nagapattinam Nagapattinam Tamil Nadu 994 Show
62 Dr. BR Ambedkar University, Delhi Delhi Delhi 992 Show
63 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar Amritsar Punjab 987 Show
64 Guru Jambeshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar Hisar Haryana 984 Show
65 University of North Bengal, Darjeeling Darjeeling West Bengal 982 Show
66 Manonmaniam Sundarnar University, Tirunelveli Tirunelveli Tamil Nadu 979 Show
67 Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 976 Show
67 Manipur University, Imphal Imphal Manipur 976 Show
68 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (AP) Kakinada Andhra Pradesh 974 Show
68 Gujarat University, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Gujarat 974 Show
69 Nalanda University, Rajgir Rajgir Bihar 970 Show
69 University of Kashmir, Srinagar Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir 970 Show
70 Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chennai Chennai Tamil Nadu 966 Show
71 Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 964 Show
72 Central Institute of Fisheries Education (Deemed University), Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 961 Show
73 Karnatak University, Dharwad Dharwad Karnataka 960 Show
73 Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 960 Show
74 Central University of Karnataka, Kalaburagi Kalaburagi Karnataka 958 Show
75 Indian Maritime University, Chennai Chennai Tamil Nadu 949 Show
76 Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha (Maharashtra) Wardha Maharashtra 947 Show
77 Assam University, Silchar Silchar Assam 946 Show
77 Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer Ajmer Rajasthan 946 Show
78 Anand Agricultural University (Gujarat) Anand Gujarat 945 Show
78 Kumaun University, Nainital Nainital Uttarakhand 945 Show
79 Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 943 Show
79 Mizoram University, Aizawl Aizawl Mizoram 943 Show
79 University of Kalyani (WB) Kalyani West Bengal 943 Show
80 Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (Deemed University), Gwalior Gwalior Madhya Pradesh 939 Show
80 North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong Shillong Meghalaya 939 Show
81 Jiwaji University, Gwalior Gwalior Madhya Pradesh 938 Show
82 University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Jaipur Rajasthan 929 Show
83 Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (MP) Sagar Madhya Pradesh 927 Show
83 Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak (MP) Amarkantak Madhya Pradesh 927 Show
84 Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod Kasaragod Kerala 925 Show
84 Periyar University, Salem Salem Tamil Nadu 925 Show
85 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur (AP) Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 921 Show
86 Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh 915 Show
87 Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla Shimla Himachal Pradesh 912 Show
88 Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University, Raebareli Raebareli Uttar Pradesh 910 Show
88 University of Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 910 Show
89 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru Bengaluru Karnataka 906 Show
89 Central Agricultural University, Imphal Imphal Manipur 906 Show
90 Central University of Jammu, Samba Jammu Jammu & Kashmir 897 Show
90 Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur Thiruvarur Tamil Nadu 897 Show
91 Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Kangra Kangra Himachal Pradesh 894 Show
92 Central University of South Bihar, Gaya Gaya Bihar 893 Show
92 University of Allahabad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 893 Show
93 Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar Gandhinagar Gujarat 891 Show
93 Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh Mahendergarh Haryana 891 Show
94 Saurashtra University, Rajkot Rajkot Gujarat 886 Show
94 The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai Chennai Tamil Nadu 886 Show
95 Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat Surat Gujarat 885 Show
96 Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune Pune Maharashtra 884 Show
97 Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur Anantapur Andhra Pradesh 883 Show
98 Central University of Odisha, Koraput Koraput Odisha 880 Show
98 Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut Meerut Uttar Pradesh 880 Show
99 Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi Ranchi Jharkhand 873 Show
100 National Sanskrit University, Tirupati Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 869 Show
100 Tripura University, Agartala Agartala Tripura 869 Show
101 Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat Jorhat Assam 860 Show
102 Mother Teresa Women?s University, Kodaikanal Kodaikanal Tamil Nadu 855 Show
103 Central University of Punjab, Bathinda Bathinda Punjab 848 Show
104 Krishna University, Machilipatnam (AP) Machilipatnam Andhra Pradesh 844 Show
104 Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Imphal Imphal Manipur 844 Show
105 National Museum Institute of History of Arts, Conservation and Musicology (Deemed University), Delhi Delhi Delhi 839 Show
106 Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir 838 Show
107 Sikkim University, Gangtok Gangtok Sikkim 837 Show
108 Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur Bilaspur Chhattisgarh 831 Show
108 The University of Burdwan (WB) Burdwan West Bengal 831 Show
109 Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur (Odisha) Sambalpur Odisha 827 Show
109 Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Srinagar Uttarakhand 827 Show
110 Nagaland University, Zunheboto Zunheboto Nagaland 821 Show
110 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh 821 Show
111 Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi Kalaburagi Karnataka 818 Show
111 Tamil University, Thanjavur Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 818 Show
112 Central Sanskrit University, Delhi Delhi Delhi 811 Show

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