Education in Kota

Can Kota be the Education Capital of India?

Popularly referred to as the “Education Hub” of Rajasthan, education forms an integral part of Kota’s economy. It has turned out to be a prominent hub for medical and engineering entrance examinations and lures thousand of students each year. Students across the country come here to specifically prepare for AIPMT and IIT-JEE.

Last year, approximately 2500 students from Kota, made into the IITs thereby making a success rate of 10% against the national success rate of only 3%. With an approximate enrollment of 80,000 students this year, the success rate is anticipated to increase to a sustainable extent in 2012. Apart from the coaching institutions in Kota, ancillaries including stationery shops, internet cafes, canteens and accommodation earn good revenue from the students who come to prepare for entrance examinations in Kota. On an average, each student spends approximately INR 1, 25,000 each year, out of which about forty percent is allocated for the coaching institutions. In addition to the coaching classes, Kota is home to three distinctive universities including University of Kota, Rajasthan Technical University and Vardhman Mahaveer Open University. Besides, it also consists of 1 private dental college, 1 government medical college, 15 general colleges, 6 engineering colleges and several MBA colleges. The Government College of Kota has derived the status of the largest government run college in Rajasthan, under the banner of University of Rajasthan.

Premier Educational Institutes in Kota

Some of the premier educational institutes in Kota are as follows: Government Medical College, Kota Affiliated to the University of Health Sciences, this medical college was established in the year 1992 by the Rajasthan Government. Aimed at offering medical facilities and imparting medical education, the college offers undergraduate and post graduate courses in medical science. The college admits students on the basis of their +2 examinations and RPMT/RUHS Pre PG entrance examination scores. Government Commerce College, Kota Affiliated to the Kota University, the Government Commerce College was founded in the year 1978. Accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and recognized by the University Grants Commission, the college offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in commerce. Rajasthan Technical University, Kota Established in the year 2005, Rajasthan Technical University was founded by the state government and offers courses in multiple domains including engineering, hotel management, business management, catering services and computer applications. Every year, the university conducts RMAT, RAMCAAT and RPET for admitting students to their diverse disciplines. Besides technical courses at the graduate level, the university also offers management courses at the post graduate levels. The university also offers part time courses for working professionals. The classes are usually arranged on weekends or evenings and candidates need to get through the RPETAP (Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test) so as to enroll for the part time courses. Engineering College, Kota Affiliated to the University of Rajasthan, this autonomous college was founded in the year 1981. It has been approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India and is managed by the Engineering College Kota Society. It offers bachelors degree in civil, computer science, electrical, electrical and instrumentation, information technology, production engineering, and mechanical engineering. Additionally, the college also offers post graduate degrees in thermal science and energy system engineering, production technology, power systems engineering and geo technical engineering. Vardhman Mahaveer Open University A prominent center for open education, the operational wing of this Open University is spread across the state in Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Ajmer. Recognized by the Distance Education Council and University Grants Commission, it offers PG diploma, management, doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy, certificate, masters and bachelors degree to both students and working professionals. The university was formerly referred to as the Kota Open University and is home to multiple departments including Political Science, Economics, Management, History, Education, Library Science, Law as well as Information and Computer Science. Aklank Girls PG College Located in Kota’s Basant Vihar area, this women’s college is noted for its academic excellence. Established in the year 1988, the college is affiliated to the Kota University and is specialized for its arts faculty. It initiated professional bachelor’s degree courses in information technology and computer applications from the year 2008. RN Modi Engineering College Founded by Seth Ramjidas (SRD) Modi Vidya Niketan Society in the year 2004, this engineering college is affiliated to the Rajasthan Technical University. As of now, the college offers undergraduate engineering degree programs in only four branches, namely- civil engineering, information technology, electronics and communication engineering and computer science engineering. JDB Government Girls PG College Located in a prominent position in Kota, Janaki devi Bajaj Government Girls PG College is managed by the Government of Rajasthan. Initiated in the year 1958, the college is accredited by NAAC and affiliated to the University of Kota. Besides offering undergraduate and post graduate courses in arts, science and commerce, the college is also home to several career oriented and vocational courses. Daswani Dental College & Research Centre Initiated by the Aadarsh Pragya Vidya Mandir Samiti, this dental college is affiliated to the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences (RUHS), and is recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI). It offers five years undergraduate degree program in dental surgery. Candidates are admitted on the basis of RPMT entrance examination scores. SRD Modi College for Women Situated in Kota district of Rajasthan, this women’s college was founded in the year 1987. Affiliated to the University of Kota, this college was founded by the Seth Ramjidas (SRD) Modi Vidya Niketan Society. The college offers courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Om Kothari Institute of Management and Research Founded in the year 1995, this institute is managed by Om Kothari Foundation and is considered to be one of the popular management schools in Rajasthan. Approved by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), this management institution is affiliated to the Rajasthan Technical University.

Educational Statistics of Kota


Total Literacy Rate 77.48%
Female Literacy Rate 66.32%
Male Literacy Rate 87.63%
Number of Primary Schools 767
Number of Middle Schools 596
Number of Secondary Schools 296
Number of Higher Secondary Schools 50
Number of Degree Colleges 9
Industrial Training Institutes 4

Major Open University in Kota


  • Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University (Kota Open University)

Top Schools in Kota


  • Global Public School
  • St. Teresa’s School
  • Sir Padampat Singhania school
  • St. Paul’s Senior Sec. School
  • Central Academy Senior Secondary School
  • St. John’s Senior Secondary School
  • Chambal Fertilizer Dav Public School
  • Sophia Senior Secondary School
  • Dav Public School
  • Modi Public School
  • Emmanuel Mission School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1
  • Instrumentation school
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2
  • Mangalam Dav Public School
  • Nirmala High School
  • Modern Senior Secondary School
  • S.B.O.A Public School
  • Seth Ramjidas Modi Vidya Niketan Society
  • St. Anselm’s Primary School
  • Saroj Devi public school borkhera kota
  • Aklank Day Boarding cum Residential School

Top Coaching Institutes in Kota

Kota is well known for the IIT-JEE, AIEEE and other engineering entrance examination coaching institutes. Some of them are -

  • Resonance Eduventures Pvt Ltd
  • Tally Academy
  • Encrypt Classes for Computer Science
  • Fusion Classes
  • Ables Education (VISION KOTA)
  • ALLEN Career Institute
  • Mahawar Classes
  • Career Point
  • Bansal Classes
  • T.I.M.E.
  • Appolo Classes
  • Vibrant Academy
  • Narayana Academy
  • i Dream Education

Top Colleges in Kota

The top colleges in different streams are as follows:

Top Engineering Colleges


  • R.N. Modi Engineering College, Kota
  • Gurukul Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Government College of Engineering, Kota
  • Kota Engineering College, Kota

Top Management Colleges


  • Om Kothari Institute of Management & Research (OKIM& R)
  • Modi Institute of Management & Technology (MIMT)
  • IndraPrastha College of Management and Technology (ICMT)

Top Science Colleges


  • Government J. D. B. Girls College, Kota
  • Government College-Kota, Kota

Top B.Ed Colleges


  • Sarvodaya Women Teacher Training College
  • SK Teacher Training College
  • Prashanti College of Education
  • Hitkari Co-Op Womens College of Education
  • Childrens Teachers Training College
  • PL Dubey Memorial College of Education
  • Maharshi Gautam Teacher Training College
  • Bright Ways BEd College
  • Albert Einstein Womens Teachers Training College
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Teachers Training College
  • Aklank College of Education
  • Vardhman Mahavir Open University
  • Agrawal Girls Teacher Training College
  • Kautilya Mahila Shikshak P Mahavidyalaya
  • Uma Shiv Memorial College of Education
  • Kantu Vijay Teachers Training College
  • Smt Anar Devi Shikshak Prashak Prashikshan
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Teachers Training College


Top MCA Colleges


  • Modi Institute of Management & Technology
  • Maharishi Arvind International Institute of Technology