Top 300 universities in India: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1Indian Institute of Technology BombayMumbai
Maharashtra
2Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur5%Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh
3Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennai
Tamil Nadu
4Indian Institute of Technology DelhiDelhi
Haryana
5Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbai
Maharashtra
6Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur95%Kharagpur
West Bengal
7University of DelhiDelhi
Haryana
8Indian Statistical InstituteKolkata
West Bengal
9VIT University55%Vellore
Tamil Nadu
10Punjab Agricultural University95%Ludhiana
Punjab
11Amrita UniversityCoimbatore
Tamil Nadu
12International Institute of Information Technology, HyderabadHyderabad
Telangana
13Anna UniversityChennai
Tamil Nadu
14Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityDelhi
Haryana
15Manipal Academy of Higher Education45%Manipal
Karnataka
16Indian Institute of ScienceBangalore
Karnataka
17Amity UniversityNoida
Uttar Pradesh
18Birla Institute of Technology and Science15%Pilani
Rajasthan
19Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati75%Guwahati
Assam
20Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee5%Roorkee
Uttarakhand
21National Institute of Technology, TiruchirappalliTiruchirappalli
Tamil Nadu
22Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityPune
Maharashtra
23Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi
Uttar Pradesh
24National Institute of Technology, Rourkela75%Rourkela
Odisha
25Anand Agricultural University55%Anand
Gujarat
26Tamil Nadu Agricultural University55%Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu
27University of CalcuttaKolkata
West Bengal
28Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific ResearchBangalore
Karnataka
29Indian Institute of Technology HyderabadEddumailaram
Telangana
30SRM Institute of Science and Technology65%Chennai
Tamil Nadu
31Tata Institute of Social SciencesMumbai
Maharashtra
32Cochin University of Science and TechnologyKochi
Kerala
33Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, PunePune
Maharashtra
34University of MumbaiMumbai
Maharashtra
35Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology5%Patiala
Punjab
36National Institute of Technology, Calicut95%Calicut
Kerala
37Kerala Agricultural UniversityThrissur
Kerala
38All India Institute of Medical Sciences DelhiDelhi
Haryana
39Indira Gandhi Institute of Development ResearchMumbai
Maharashtra
40SASTRA University85%Thanjavur
Tamil Nadu
41National Islamic University95%Delhi
Haryana
42National Institute of DesignAhmedabad
Gujarat
43Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad95%Allahabad
Uttar Pradesh
44Indian Institute of Technology GandhinagarChandkheda
Gujarat
45Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh
Uttar Pradesh
46Indian Institute of Technology, BHUVaranasi
Uttar Pradesh
47Birla Institute of Technology15%Ranchi
Jharkhand
48Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknow
Uttar Pradesh
49Indian Institute of Technology IndoreIndore
Madhya Pradesh
50Christ University15%Bangalore
Karnataka
51Indraprastha Institute of Information TechnologyDelhi
Haryana
52Indian Institute of Technology PatnaPatna
Bihar
53Chennai Mathematical InstituteChennai
Tamil Nadu
54University of Petroleum and Energy Studies55%Dehradun
Uttarakhand
55Lovely Professional University25%Phagwara
Punjab
56Tezpur University5%Tezpur
Assam
57University of MadrasChennai
Tamil Nadu
58Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, KolkataMohanpur
West Bengal
59Shiv Nadar UniversityDadri
Uttar Pradesh
60Indian Agricultural Research Institute5%Delhi
Haryana
61Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, SuratSurat
Gujarat
62Panjab University45%Chandigarh
Punjab
63University of MysoreMysore
Karnataka
64The Indian Law Institute25%Delhi
Haryana
65Malaviya National Institute of Technology, JaipurJaipur
Rajasthan
66Chaudhary Charan Singh UniversityMeerut
Uttar Pradesh
67Guru Nanak Dev UniversityAmritsar
Punjab
68University of RajasthanJaipur
Rajasthan
69K L University75%Vaddeswaram
Andhra Pradesh
70Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University45%Delhi
Haryana
71Gauhati UniversityGuwahati
Assam
72National Institute of Technology, KarnatakaMangalore
Karnataka
73Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj UniversityKalyanpur
Uttar Pradesh
74Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical UniversityLucknow
Uttar Pradesh
75Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences55%Coimbatore
Tamil Nadu
76Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad5%Allahabad
Uttar Pradesh
77Mahatma Gandhi UniversityKottayam
Kerala
78PES UniversityBangalore
Karnataka
79Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication TechnologyGandhinagar
Gujarat
80KIIT University95%Bhubaneswar
Odisha
81Indian Institute of Technology MandiMandi
Himachal Pradesh
82Visvesvaraya Technological UniversityBelgaum
Karnataka
83Jaypee Institute of Information TechnologyNoida
Uttar Pradesh
84Indian Institute of Technology RoparRupnagar
Punjab
85National Institute of Fashion TechnologyDelhi
Haryana
86Indian Institute of Technology BhubaneswarBhubaneswar
Odisha
87University of LucknowLucknow
Uttar Pradesh
88Osmania UniversityHyderabad
Telangana
89National Institute of Technology, WarangalWarangal
Telangana
90University of Hyderabad95%Hyderabad
Telangana
91Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and ResearchPuducherry City
Puducherry
92Gujarat Technological UniversityAhmedabad
Gujarat
93Mohanlal Sukhadia UniversityUdaipur
Rajasthan
94Pondicherry University5%Puducherry City
Puducherry
95Saurashtra UniversityRajkot
Gujarat
96Institute of Chemical TechnologyMumbai
Maharashtra
97Symbiosis International UniversityPune
Maharashtra
98Narsee Monjee Institute of Management and Higher StudiesMumbai
Maharashtra
99International Institute of Information Technology BangaloreBangalore
Karnataka
100M.J.P. Rohilkhand UniversityBareilly
Uttar Pradesh
101Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology15%Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala
102Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, BhopalBhopal
Madhya Pradesh
103Nirma UniversityAhmedabad
Gujarat
104North Eastern Hill University45%Shillong
Meghalaya
105Shivaji UniversityKolhapur
Maharashtra
106Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur5%Jodhpur
Rajasthan
107Bharathidasan UniversityTiruchirappalli
Tamil Nadu
108Indian Institute of Space Science and TechnologyThiruvananthapuram
Kerala
109Junagadh Agricultural UniversityJunagadh
Gujarat
110National Institute of Technology, KurukshetraKurukshetra
Haryana
111Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology JalandharJalandhar
Punjab
112Bharathiar UniversityCoimbatore
Tamil Nadu
113Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, MohaliMohali
Punjab
114Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology85%Nagpur
Maharashtra
115Gandhi Institute of Technology and ManagementVisakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh
116University of BurdwanBardhaman
West Bengal
117Rajiv Gandhi University of Health SciencesBangalore
Karnataka
118University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore65%Bangalore
Karnataka
119Sharda University35%Greater Noida
Uttar Pradesh
120University of Agricultural Sciences, DharwadDharwad
Karnataka
121National Institute of Technology, Raipur85%Raipur
Chhattisgarh
122Kurukshetra University25%Kurukshetra
Haryana
123Pandit Deendayal Petroleum UniversityGandhinagar
Gujarat
124Chitkara University - Punjab45%Chandigarh
Punjab
125Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science75%Chennai
Tamil Nadu
126Indian School of MinesDhanbad
Jharkhand
127University of KalyaniKalyani
West Bengal
128Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur5%Howrah
West Bengal
129The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda55%Vadodara
Gujarat
130PEC University of TechnologyChandigarh
Punjab
131National Law School of India UniversityBangalore
Karnataka
132University of Kashmir95%Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir
133Sikkim UniversityTadong
Sikkim
134Dibrugarh UniversityDibrugarh
Assam
135Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R.Medical UniversityChennai
Tamil Nadu
136PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and ManufacturingJabalpur
Madhya Pradesh
137Bharath Institute of Higher Education and ResearchChennai
Tamil Nadu
138Jaypee University of Information Technology5%Waknaghat
Himachal Pradesh
139Jawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityHyderabad
Telangana
140Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, ThiruvananthapuramThiruvananthapuram
Kerala
141Indian Veterinary Research InstituteBareilly
Uttar Pradesh
142University of Kerala55%Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala
143Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University95%Amravati
Maharashtra
144Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior45%Gwalior
Madhya Pradesh
145National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro SciencesBangalore
Karnataka
146Annamalai UniversityChidambaram
Tamil Nadu
147Maharashtra University of Health Sciences55%Nashik
Maharashtra
148Manonmaniam Sundaranar University35%Tirunelveli
Tamil Nadu
149Jadavpur UniversityKolkata
West Bengal
150Goa UniversityTaleigao
Goa
151Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology45%Kolkata
West Bengal
152Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarh
Punjab
153Mizoram University95%Aizawl
Mizoram
154Ambedkar University DelhiDelhi
Haryana
155University of CalicutTenhipalam
Kerala
156Tripura UniversityAgartala
Tripura
157Gujarat UniversityAhmedabad
Gujarat
158National Institute of Technology, DurgapurDurgapur
West Bengal
159North Maharashtra University95%Jalgaon
Maharashtra
160Vidyasagar UniversityMidnapore
West Bengal
161Punjab Technical UniversityKapurthala
Punjab
162Punjabi University Patiala75%Patiala
Punjab
163O.P. Jindal Global UniversitySonipat
Haryana
164Rajiv Gandhi Technical UniversityBhopal
Madhya Pradesh
165NITTE UniversityMangalore
Karnataka
166CEPT UniversityAhmedabad
Gujarat
167The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences45%Kolkata
West Bengal
168Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology85%Chennai
Tamil Nadu
169Veer Narmad South Gujarat UniversitySurat
Gujarat
170TERI School of Advanced StudiesDelhi
Haryana
171Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal UniversitySrinagar
Uttarakhand
172Maharishi Dayanand UniversityRohtak
Haryana
173DAV UniversityJalandhar
Punjab
174Mahatma Gandhi Kashi UniversityVaranasi
Uttar Pradesh
175Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal UniversityJaunpur
Uttar Pradesh
176West Bengal University of Teachers' Training, Education Planning and AdministrationKolkata
West Bengal
177All India Institute of Medical Sciences JodhpurJodhpur
Rajasthan
178University of JammuJammu
Jammu and Kashmir
179Ashoka UniversitySonipat
Haryana
180Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University45%Patan
Gujarat
181Rajasthan Technical University Kota25%Kota
Rajasthan
182Assam UniversitySilchar
Assam
183National Institute of Technology, PatnaPatna
Bihar
184Rani Durgavati UniversityJabalpur
Madhya Pradesh
185GD Goenka UniversityGurgaon
Haryana
186Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityAgra
Uttar Pradesh
187Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology95%Vallam
Tamil Nadu
188Devi Ahilya University / Indore UniversityIndore
Madhya Pradesh
189NIIT UniversityNeemrana
Rajasthan
190Navsari Agricultural University55%Navsari
Gujarat
191Jiwaji UniversityGwalior
Madhya Pradesh
192Baba Farid University of Health Sciences95%Faridkot
Punjab
193All India Institute of Medical Sciences RishikeshRishikesh
Uttarakhand
194University of AllahabadAllahabad
Uttar Pradesh
195APJ Abdul Kalam Technological UniversityThiruvananthapuram
Kerala
196National Law University, Jodhpur45%Jodhpur
Rajasthan
197Alagappa UniversityKaraikudi
Tamil Nadu
198Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh UniversityFaizabad
Uttar Pradesh
199Delhi Technological University5%Delhi
Haryana
200Central University of RajasthanAjmer
Rajasthan
201Azim Premji UniversityBangalore
Karnataka
202Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and TechnologyPantnagar
Uttarakhand
203All India Institute of Medical Sciences RaipurRaipur
Chhattisgarh
204National Law University, Delhi5%Delhi
Haryana
205Maulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyBhopal
Madhya Pradesh
206Charotar University of Science and TechnologyAnand
Gujarat
207National Institute of Technology, SilcharSilchar
Assam
208Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan UniversityDelhi
Haryana
209Indian Maritime UniversityChennai
Tamil Nadu
210Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar UniversityMuzaffarpur
Bihar
211Siksha O Anusandhan UniversityBhubaneswar
Odisha
212Patna UniversityPatna
Bihar
213Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and StudiesFaridabad
Haryana
214Himalayan UniversityItanagar
Arunachal Pradesh
215Andhra UniversityVisakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh
216Shri Mata Vaishno Devi UniversityKatra
Jammu and Kashmir
217Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher LearningAnantapur
Andhra Pradesh
218Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur UniversityNagpur
Maharashtra
219National Institute of Technology, JamshedpurJamshedpur
Jharkhand
220Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada UniversityAurangabad
Maharashtra
221Vinayaka Missions UniversitySalem
Tamil Nadu
222Kannur UniversityKannur
Kerala
223NALSAR University of LawHyderabad
Telangana
224Biju Patnaik University of Technology45%Rourkela
Odisha
225King George's Medical University5%Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh
226Periyar UniversitySalem
Tamil Nadu
227Utkal UniversityBhubaneswar
Odisha
228Madurai Kamaraj UniversityMadurai
Tamil Nadu
229Raj Rishi Bharthari Matsya UniversityAlwar
Rajasthan
230Uka Tarsadia University95%Bardoli
Gujarat
231Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural UniversityHyderabad
Telangana
232Bangalore UniversityBangalore
Karnataka
233Pandit Ravishankar Shukla UniversityRaipur
Chhattisgarh
234Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research75%Chennai
Tamil Nadu
235Vels UniversityChennai
Tamil Nadu
236Maharaja Ganga Singh UniversityBikaner
Rajasthan
237Jain UniversityBangalore
Karnataka
238National Institute of Technology, HamirpurHamirpur
Himachal Pradesh
239Ahmedabad UniversityAhmedabad
Gujarat
240Assam Agricultural UniversityJorhat
Assam
241Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences UniversityPookode
Kerala
242GLA UniversityChaumuhan
Uttar Pradesh
243Galgotias UniversityNoida
Uttar Pradesh
244International Institute for Population SciencesMumbai
Maharashtra
245Maharishi Markandeshwar University, MullanaMullana
Haryana
246Central Institute of Fisheries EducationMumbai
Maharashtra
247Central University of Tamil NaduThiruvarur
Tamil Nadu
248Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing5%Chennai
Tamil Nadu
249Gautam Buddha UniversityGreater Noida
Uttar Pradesh
250Karnatak UniversityDharwad
Karnataka
251Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University95%Chennai
Tamil Nadu
252Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and SciencesAllahabad
Uttar Pradesh
253Sambalpur UniversityBurla
Odisha
254Sardar Patel UniversityVallabh Vidyanagar
Gujarat
255Presidency University - KolkataKolkata
West Bengal
256Gujarat National Law UniversityGandhinagar
Gujarat
257Mangalore University95%Mangalore
Karnataka
258The LNM Institute of Information Technology5%Jaipur
Rajasthan
259Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, AnantapurAnantapur
Andhra Pradesh
260Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal SciencesHisar
Haryana
261Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada UniversityNanded
Maharashtra
262Visva-Bharati University15%Santiniketan
West Bengal
263Maulana Azad National Urdu UniversityHyderabad
Telangana
264Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda UniversityBelur
West Bengal
265Dayalbagh Educational InstituteAgra
Uttar Pradesh
266M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied SciencesBangalore
Karnataka
267Sikkim Manipal UniversityGangtok
Sikkim
268BML Munjal UniversityGurgaon
Haryana
269Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute95%Chennai
Tamil Nadu
270Flame UniversityPune
Maharashtra
271Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana UniversityBangalore
Karnataka
272Dr. Hari Singh Gour University55%Sagar
Madhya Pradesh
273South Asian University95%Delhi
Haryana
274Guru Ghasidas UniversityBilaspur
Chhattisgarh
275Banasthali University55%Banasthali
Rajasthan
276Madan Mohan Malaviya University of TechnologyGorakhpur
Uttar Pradesh
277Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's UniversityMumbai
Maharashtra
278Vinoba Bhave UniversityHazaribag
Jharkhand
279Atal Bihari Vajpayee UniversityBilaspur
Chhattisgarh
280Glocal University55%Saharanpur
Uttar Pradesh
281Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, KakinadaKakinada
Andhra Pradesh
282National Institute of Technology, Goa85%Farmagudi
Goa
283Kumaun UniversityNainital
Uttarakhand
284Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and CommunicationBhopal
Madhya Pradesh
285BPS Women UniversityKhanpur Kalan
Haryana
286Chandigarh University55%Mohali
Punjab
287Acharya Nagarjuna UniversityGuntur
Andhra Pradesh
288National Dairy Research InstituteKarnal
Haryana
289Rajiv Gandhi UniversityItanagar
Arunachal Pradesh
290Gujarat Ayurved UniversityJamnagar
Gujarat
291Shobhit UniversityMeerut
Uttar Pradesh
292The Northcap University25%Gurgaon
Haryana
293Allahabad State UniversityAllahabad
Uttar Pradesh
294Alliance UniversityBangalore
Karnataka
295Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and TechnologyHisar
Haryana
296Lalit Narayan Mithila UniversityDarbhanga
Bihar
297REVA UniversityBangalore
Karnataka
298Centurion University of Technology and ManagementBhubaneswar
Odisha
299National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and ManagementSonipat
Haryana
300Kuvempu UniversityShimoga
Karnataka

The best cities to study in India based on the number of universities and their ranks are Mumbai, Kanpur, Chennai, and Delhi.

Average cost of living for students in India is $244 + $24-169 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).