Listed below are the best colleges to pursue higher studies in arts in India.
|Name of College||Date of Establishment||Parameters of Ranking||Courses Offered||Location|
|Lady Shri Ram College for Women||1956||This college is widely acclaimed in India and worldwide. In spite of offering undergraduate and post graduate programs in general courses, the placement cell of the college is very active.||BA, MA, Diploma||New Delhi|
|St Stephen’s College||1881||St Stephen’s sees the longest queue for admission forms from class XII pass outs. From the reputation, to the placement records and the quality of faculty, the college holds the first position in every field.||BA, MA||New Delhi|
|Loyola College||1925||Though the college was meant for only Christian students, students of other caste and creed are also allowed admission. The faculty and infrastructure are the best in India.||BA||Chennai|
|St Xavier’s College||1869||St Xavier’s puts equal stress on the expression of your creative ideas as it does on classroom education. A highly reputed institute, the hostel facilities, infrastructure and faculty of the college are commendable.||BA, MA, Ph.D||Mumbai|
|Christ University||1969||The syllabus followed in the institute is very innovative and very modern. A lot of practical work is also involved, so it is the curriculum which attracts the students.||BA, MA, M.Phil, Certificate & Diploma Courses, Ph.D||Bangalore|
|Hindu College||1899||The college has a high count of faculty members. Both the teaching and the non teaching staff are very supportive, say the students. The number of subjects taught in the college are also many and hence there are more options for students to choose from.||BA||New Delhi|
|St Xavier’s College||1860||The institution is traditionally famous and has a rich heritage of learning. Like Mumbai, the Kolkata institute also lays stress on the creative skills of students.||BA, MA||Kolkata|
|Miranda House||1948||The residential facilities in this college for women are very good. This is the chief reason why more female students seek admission in this college of repute.||BA, MA||New Delhi|
|Fergusson College||1885||The library of the college has a collection of more than 3,00,000 books. The laboratories and overall infrastructure are also highly equipped.||BA, MA||Pune|
|Presidency College||1840||The well known alumni of the college is the reason for its worldwide reputation.||BA, MA, M.Phil, Ph.D||Chennai|
(Source: India Today-AC NIELSEN-ORG-MARG SURVEY OF COLLEGES)
In spite of the growing popularity of professional courses of study in India, there are several students in the country and foreign countries who like to pursue a degree, a diploma or a certificate course in general courses from the humanities, science or commerce streams.
In fact, the enrollment rates for students in arts colleges have shown a rise over the last couple of years. The career opportunities after pursuing a course in humanities are limited but not very difficult to find.
While earlier academics was the only area of employment, today there are different types of jobs in the field of writing. Moreover, a degree in arts or humanities also ensures that your creative skills are put to good use in your profession.