India has always been among the prominent nations in terms of world class education. In the past, there were world class universities like Nalanda and Takshashila and now we have renowned universities like Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, etc. As the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee said recently in an Annual Convocation of Assam University, that with our technical and scientific manpower, we can easily aspire to become the leaders in world class education. Investing in research and development can help us to fulfill this dream.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) is the regulatory body of the universities in India. As of 11 February, 2013, there are 620 universities in India. They range from public to private universities. The different types of universities include:
- Central Universities
The top 3 central universities are Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
- State Universities
Three popular state universities in India include Madras University, Jadavpur University and Calcutta University.
- Deemed Universities
These are some of the top deemed universities: SYMBIOSIS International University, Birla Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Information Technology
- Private Universities
Three popular private universities of our country hat you can join in are Amity University, Manipal University and SOA University.
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the best among Technical and Management universities. On the other hand, for students opting for distance learning, IGNOU is the best Open University.
Fake Universities in India
Apart from these, you must also be aware of some fake universities in India that are no longer recognized by UGC. Here are a few of them:
- Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
- Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh
- Vocational University, Delhi
- National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
Before you enroll in any of the universities in India, make sure you research extensively to create a successful career.