List of universities in India

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The University of Madras, established 1857, is one of the three oldest modern state universities in India, the others being the University of Calcutta and the University of Mumbai.

The higher education system in India includes both private and public universities. Public universities are supported by the Government of India and the state governments, while private universities are mostly supported by various bodies and societies. Universities in India are recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.[1] In addition, 15 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and co-ordination.[2]

The types of universities include:

As of 14 November 2023, these four types of universities total 1114 universities together. There are universities of some kind in each of the 28 states of India as well as five of the eight union territories: Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Puducherry. The state with the most universities is Gujarat with 97 universities, and Gujarat has also by far the most private universities, 63 in number.[11] Tamil Nadu is the state with the most deemed universities, numbering 28,[8] and Karnataka has the most state universities, 42.[5] Delhi has 7 central universities, the largest number of all the states and territories.[4]

Also not listed are institutes which are under the control of the professional councils, without an approval of the UGC, e.g. Agricultural Universities, which are under the control of the Agricultural Education Division of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), one of the professional councils.[13][14]

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also maintains a list fake Universities operating in India. UGC has said that these 24 self-styled, unrecognised institutions functioning in contravention of the UGC Act have been declared as fake and are not entitled to confer any degrees.[15] As of 14 November 2023, the list contains 20 institutions.[16]

Universities by state and type[edit]

The table below is correct as of 14 November 2023.

State Central
universities
[4]
State
universities
[5]
Deemed
universities
[8]
Private
universities
[11]
Total
Andhra Pradesh (list) 3 28 4 6 41
Arunachal Pradesh (list) 1 1 1 8 11
Assam (list) 2 18 1 9 30
Bihar (list) 4 20 1 7 32
Chandigarh (list) 0 1 1 0 2
Chhattisgarh (list) 1 16 0 16 33
Delhi (list) 7 11 9 0 27
Goa (list) 0 1 0 1 2
Gujarat (list) 2 30 2 63 97
Haryana (list) 1 20 5 25 51
Himachal Pradesh (list) 1 7 0 17 25
Jammu and Kashmir (list) 2 9 0 0 11
Jharkhand (list) 1 13 1 18 33
Karnataka (list) 1 42 14 25 82
Kerala (list) 1 15 3 0 19
Ladakh (list) 1 1 1 0 3
Madhya Pradesh (list) 2 24 1 51 78
Maharashtra (list) 1 29 21 26 77
Manipur (list) 3 3 0 5 11
Meghalaya (list) 1 0 0 9 10
Mizoram (list) 1 0 0 1 2
Nagaland (list) 1 0 0 4 5
Odisha (list) 1 23 3 8 35
Puducherry (list) 1 1 1 0 3
Punjab (list) 1 14 2 18 35
Rajasthan (list) 1 26 8 52 87
Sikkim (list) 1 2 0 8 11
Tamil Nadu (list) 2 22 28 4 56
Telangana (list) 3 17 4 5 29
Tripura (list) 1 2 0 1 4
Uttar Pradesh (list) 6 33[note 1] 8 35 82
Uttarakhand (list) 1 12 3 22 38
West Bengal (list) 1 37 2 11 51
Total 56 478[note 1] 124 455 1113[note 1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The list includes a serial numbering which goes up to 460. However, the list erroneously includes "U.P. King George's University of Dental Science" (#393) which was reabsorbed into King George's Medical University (#381) in 2007.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University Grants Commission Act, 001956" (PDF). Union Human Resource Development Ministry. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 September 2021. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Professional Councils". ugc.ac.in. University Grants Commission. Archived from the original on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Central Universities". mhrd.gov.in. Union Human Resource Development Ministry. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "List of 56 Central Universities" (PDF). UGC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 June 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  5. ^ a b c "List of State Universities as on 16.11.2022" (PDF). University Grants Commission. 16 November 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Faculty of Dental Sciences Education Overview". King George's Medical University. Archived from the original on 2 August 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IISST) Thiruvananthapuram Declared as Deemed to be University". Union Human Resource Development Ministry, Press Information Bureau. 14 July 2008. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2011.
  8. ^ a b c "List of Institutions Which Have Been Declared Deemed To Be Universities as On 16.11.2022" (PDF). ugc.ac.in. University Grants Commission. 16 November 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  9. ^ Jha, Kaushal (13 February 2024). "Best Private University in UP". Best Private University in UP.
  10. ^ "Listing of Homi Bhabha National Institute as deemed university". ugc.ac.in. University Grants Commission. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  11. ^ a b c "List of (Private) Universities as on 25.11.2022" (PDF). www.ugc.ac.in. University Grants Commission. 25 November 2022. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2022. Retrieved 27 December 2022.
  12. ^ "Autonomous Bodies – Higher Education". education.nic.in. Union Human Resource Development Ministry. Archived from the original on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  13. ^ "Agricultural Education Division | Indian Council of Agricultural Research". icar.org.in. Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  14. ^ "Universities | Indian Council of Agricultural Research". icar.org.in. Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Archived from the original on 18 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011.
  15. ^ "UGC releases list of 24 fake universities". pib.nic.in (Press release). University Grants Commission. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  16. ^ "State-wise List of fake Universities as on October, 2020". www.ugc.ac.in. University Grants Commission. 7 October 2020. Archived from the original on 28 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.