Top 300 universities in India

  1. Indian Institute of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1909
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1958
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1959
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Madras logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1959
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Founded
    1961
  6. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1951
  7. University of Delhi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1922
  8. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1945
  9. Manipal Academy of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    20,000
    Founded
    1993
  10. Jawaharlal Nehru University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1969
  11. Indian Statistical Institute logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1931
  12. Anna University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1978
  13. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1847
  14. Indian Agricultural Research Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1905
  15. Banaras Hindu University logo
    Enrollment
    30,698
    Founded
    1915
  16. University of Calcutta logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1857
  17. Birla Institute of Technology and Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1964
  18. National Islamic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
  19. Tezpur University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1994
  20. Tata Institute of Social Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1936
  21. University of Mumbai logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1857
  22. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1971
  23. VIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1984
  24. Aligarh Muslim University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1920
  25. Cochin University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1971
  26. Amrita University logo
    Enrollment
    16,498
    Male:Female
    53:47
  27. Amity University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  28. Christ University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1969
  29. North Eastern Hill University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1973
  30. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1961
  31. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1994
  32. Indian Institute of Technology, BHU logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1919
  33. National Institute of Technology, Calicut logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1961
  34. Gauhati University logo
    Founded
    1948
  35. Panjab University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1882
  36. University of Hyderabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,061
    Founded
    1974
  37. KIIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2004
  38. Punjab Agricultural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1962
  39. National Institute of Technology, Karnataka logo
    Enrollment
    3,300
    Founded
    1960
  40. SRM Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  41. University of Madras logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1857
  42. Osmania University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1918
  43. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    650
    Founded
    1961
  44. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1956
  45. Guru Nanak Dev University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1969
  46. National Institute of Design logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Founded
    1961
  47. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar logo
    Enrollment
    1,765
    Male:Female
    74:26
    Founded
    2008
  48. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1949
  49. Pondicherry University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  50. Delhi Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1941
  51. University of Mysore logo
    Enrollment
    98,338
    Founded
    1916
  52. Birla Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1955
  53. University of Calicut logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Founded
    1968
  54. Kurukshetra University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  55. Jaypee Institute of Information Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2001
  56. Dibrugarh University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1965
  57. Shivaji University logo
    Enrollment
    200,000
    Founded
    1962
  58. University of Burdwan logo
    Enrollment
    24,690
    Founded
    1960
  59. Saurashtra University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1967
  60. Nirma University logo
    Founded
    2003
  61. National Institute of Technology, Raipur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1956
  62. Goa University logo
    Founded
    1985
  63. University of Kerala logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1937
  64. Gujarat University logo
    Enrollment
    200,000
    Founded
    1949
  65. Bharathidasan University logo
    Enrollment
    150,000
    Founded
    1982
  66. SASTRA University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1984
  67. Visva-Bharati University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1921
  68. University of Allahabad logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1887
  69. Jadavpur University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1955
  70. National Institute of Fashion Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Founded
    1986
  71. University of Rajasthan logo
    Founded
    1947
  72. Indian School of Mines logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1926
  73. University of Kashmir logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1948
  74. University of Petroleum and Energy Studies logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2003
  75. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1994
  76. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1856
  77. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2008
  78. Vidyasagar University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1981
  79. Annamalai University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1929
  80. University of Kalyani logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1960
  81. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Founded
    1963
  82. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Enrollment
    671
    Male:Female
    82:18
    Founded
    1960
  83. National Institute of Technology, Patna logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2004
  84. PES University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    1,639
    Founded
    2013
  85. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2008
  86. University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1963
  87. Assam University logo
    Founded
    1994
  88. Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2008
  89. Mahatma Gandhi University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1983
  90. Jain University logo
    Founded
    1990
  91. CEPT University logo
    Founded
    1962
  92. Lovely Professional University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2005
  93. Chitkara University - Punjab logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2010
  94. PEC University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    2,668
    Founded
    1954
  95. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1998
  96. Punjabi University Patiala logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1962
  97. Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1999
  98. National Institute of Technology, Durgapur logo
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Male:Female
    83:17
    Founded
    1960
  99. Alagappa University logo
    Founded
    1985
  100. Andhra University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1926
  101. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    2001
  102. Presidency University - Kolkata logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1817
  103. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,300
    Founded
    1985
  104. Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1986
  105. Gulbarga University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1980
  106. Shiv Nadar University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2011
  107. Tripura University logo
    Founded
    1947
  108. Maharishi Dayanand University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1976
  109. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1958
  110. O.P. Jindal Global University logo
    Enrollment
    1,725
    Founded
    2009
  111. National Institute of Technology, Srinagar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1960
  112. Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1983
  113. K L University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1980
  114. Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1987
  115. Siksha O Anusandhan University logo
    Enrollment
    4,180
  116. King George's Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1911
  117. NITTE University logo
    Founded
    2008
  118. Visvesvaraya Technological University logo
    Enrollment
    79,800
    Founded
    1998
  119. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University logo
    Enrollment
    1,450
    Founded
    2007
  120. Ashoka University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2014
  121. Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,259
    Male:Female
    57:43
    Founded
    1960
  122. Sambalpur University logo
    Founded
    1967
  123. Sharda University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2009
  124. The LNM Institute of Information Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2006
  125. Bangalore University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1886
  126. Manipur University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    2,200
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    1980
  127. Rajasthan Technical University Kota logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2005
  128. Mangalore University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1980
  129. University of Jammu logo
    Founded
    1969
  130. Karnatak University logo
    Founded
    1949
  131. Charotar University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,300
    Founded
    2009
  132. Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1964
  133. Azim Premji University logo
    Enrollment
    961
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    2010
  134. Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1996
  135. Kakatiya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1976
  136. Sikkim Manipal University logo
    Founded
    1995
  137. The English and Foreign Languages University logo
    Enrollment
    6,920
    Founded
    1958
  138. Ahmedabad University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2009
  139. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    268,239
    Founded
    2000
  140. Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1985
  141. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University logo
    Enrollment
    2,300
    Male:Female
    70:30
    Founded
    1975
  142. North Maharashtra University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1990
  143. Kumaun University logo
    Founded
    1973
  144. Mizoram University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    2,471
    Founded
    2001
  145. Central University of Rajasthan logo
    Enrollment
    460
    Founded
    2009
  146. Vels University logo
    Enrollment
    6,684
    Founded
    1992
  147. Sikkim University logo
    Founded
    2008
  148. Dr. Hari Singh Gour University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    29,000
    Founded
    1946
  149. Punjab Technical University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1997
  150. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2001
  151. Biju Patnaik University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2002
  152. Manonmaniam Sundaranar University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1990
  153. Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
  154. Maharashtra University of Health Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1998
  155. Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2010
  156. Jaypee University of Information Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2002
  157. Jiwaji University logo
    Founded
    1964
  158. Uka Tarsadia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2011
  159. Assam Agricultural University logo
    Founded
    1968
  160. Gautam Buddha University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2002
  161. National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1960
  162. Alliance University logo
    Founded
    2010
  163. Periyar University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1997
  164. B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1984
  165. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1999
  166. National Law University, Delhi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    447
    Founded
    2008
  167. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2007
  168. Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University logo
    Enrollment
    5,000
    Founded
    1964
  169. Indian Veterinary Research Institute logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1889
  170. Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    580
    Founded
    1956
  171. The Northcap University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2009
  172. Bundelkhand University logo
    Founded
    1975
  173. REVA University logo
    Founded
    2013
  174. Chandigarh University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,611
    Founded
    2012
  175. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2000
  176. Gandhigram Rural University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1956
  177. Ambedkar University Delhi logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2007
  178. Mohanlal Sukhadia University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1962
  179. Maulana Azad National Urdu University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1998
  180. Galgotias University logo
    Founded
    2011
  181. Saveetha University logo
    Founded
    2005
  182. Bennett University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    97%
    Founded
    2016
  183. Jai Narain Vyas University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1962
  184. Patna University logo
    Enrollment
    18,741
    Founded
    1917
  185. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2008
  186. GLA University logo
    Founded
    2010
  187. Aliah University logo
    Founded
    1780
  188. Assam Don Bosco University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,607
    Founded
    2008
  189. Central University of Tamil Nadu logo
    Enrollment
    200
    Founded
    2009
  190. NALSAR University of Law logo
    Enrollment
    910
    Founded
    1999
  191. Flame University logo
    Founded
    2015
  192. Teerthanker Mahaveer University logo
    Enrollment
    7,800
    Founded
    2008
  193. Divine Culture University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
  194. Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  195. Ravenshaw University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    1868
  196. Cotton University logo
    Founded
    1901
  197. Banasthali University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    10,973
  198. Guru Ghasidas University logo
    Enrollment
    13,510
  199. Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    1,404
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1989
  200. Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1930
  201. National Dairy Research Institute logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1923
  202. Gujarat National Law University logo
    Enrollment
    925
    Male:Female
    56:44
    Founded
    2003
  203. Junagadh Agricultural University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1972
  204. Sri Venkateswara University logo
    Enrollment
    5,000
    Founded
    1954
  205. Rajiv Gandhi University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1984
  206. DAV University logo
    Founded
    2013
  207. National Institute of Technology, Delhi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Founded
    2010
  208. Gujarat Vidyapith University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    1,500

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

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).