100 Best universities for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in India

Below is the list of best universities in India ranked based on their research performance in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. A graph of 791K citations received by 70K academic papers made by 280 universities in India was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Delhi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1922
  2. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi logo
    Founded
    1956
  3. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Jawaharlal Nehru University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1969
  4. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Institute of Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1909
  5. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research logo
    Founded
    1962
  6. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1959
  7. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Statistical Institute logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1931
  8. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Jadavpur University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1955
  9. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Panjab University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1882
  10. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1951
  11. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Banaras Hindu University logo
    Enrollment
    30,698
    Founded
    1915
  12. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences logo
    Founded
    1974
  13. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Founded
    1961
  14. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Hyderabad logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,061
    Founded
    1974
  15. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Calcutta logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1857
  16. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Aligarh Muslim University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1920
  17. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1958
  18. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad logo
    Founded
    1986
  19. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Agricultural Research Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1905
  20. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Tata Institute of Social Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1936
  21. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1847
  22. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Manipal Academy of Higher Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    20,000
    Founded
    1993
  23. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    International Institute for Population Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1956
  24. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    National Islamic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
  25. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1959
  26. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Savitribai Phule Pune University logo
    Founded
    1948
  27. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Tamil Nadu Agricultural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1971
  28. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences logo
    Founded
    1983
  29. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    VIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1984
  30. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Punjab Agricultural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1962
  31. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Amity University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  32. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Founded
    1906
  33. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Birla Institute of Technology and Science logo
    Acceptance Rate
    2%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1964
  34. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Anna University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1978
  35. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Guru Nanak Dev University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1969
  36. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Annamalai University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1929
  37. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    King George's Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1911
  38. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    North Eastern Hill University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1973
  39. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1945
  40. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Kashmir logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1948
  41. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Amrita University logo
    Enrollment
    16,498
    Male:Female
    53:47
  42. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Pondicherry University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  43. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Allahabad logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1887
  44. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Madras logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1857
  45. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Mysore logo
    Enrollment
    98,338
    Founded
    1916
  46. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Symbiosis International University logo
    Founded
    2002
  47. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1973
  48. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    National Law University, Delhi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    447
    Founded
    2008
  49. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1949
  50. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Punjabi University Patiala logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,000
    Founded
    1962
  51. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Osmania University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1918
  52. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Visva-Bharati University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1921
  53. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Kalyani logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1960
  54. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Andhra University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1926
  55. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Veterinary Research Institute logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1889
  56. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences logo
    Founded
    1983
  57. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Cochin University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1971
  58. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Lucknow logo
    Founded
    1921
  59. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Christ University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1969
  60. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,300
    Founded
    1985
  61. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Burdwan logo
    Enrollment
    24,690
    Founded
    1960
  62. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1986
  63. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1995
  64. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Vidyasagar University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1981
  65. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2002
  66. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1994
  67. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Mumbai logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1857
  68. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology logo
    Founded
    2008
  69. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
  70. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Jammu logo
    Founded
    1969
  71. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Bharathiar University logo
    Founded
    1982
  72. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    National Institute of Technology, Durgapur logo
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Male:Female
    83:17
    Founded
    1960
  73. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Delhi Technological University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1941
  74. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Bidhan Chandra Agricultural University logo
  75. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Rajasthan logo
    Founded
    1947
  76. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    National Dairy Research Institute logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1923
  77. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian School of Mines logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1926
  78. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Assam University logo
    Founded
    1994
  79. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  80. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1998
  81. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Presidency University - Kolkata logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1817
  82. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    South Asian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2010
  83. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Bangalore University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1886
  84. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Kurukshetra University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1956
  85. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Kerala logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1937
  86. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    National Institute of Technology, Rourkela logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1961
  87. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of North Bengal logo
    Founded
    1962
  88. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Gauhati University logo
    Founded
    1948
  89. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1956
  90. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    KIIT University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2004
  91. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1856
  92. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Maharishi Dayanand University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1976
  93. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,259
    Male:Female
    57:43
    Founded
    1960
  94. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Utkal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    3,000
    Founded
    1943
  95. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1963
  96. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Lovely Professional University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2005
  97. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1998
  98. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Madurai Kamaraj University logo
    Founded
    1965
  99. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Jaypee Institute of Information Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2001

The best cities to study Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in India based on the number of universities and their ranks are Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, and Kanpur.