Top Universities in India 2016 - Public & Private
Team Careers, 08 Mar 2016

Top Universities in India 2016 - Careers360 brings you the ranking of top Universities in India 2016, which lists country's top Public and Private Universities. Besides this, Top Universities in India 2016 also offers  ranking of universities under different dicipline including Engineering, Medicine, Agricultural and Specialized programmes. This list of ranked university here brings you a fair picture on how the academic institutions are placed within and across clusters.


The ranking of Top Universities in India 2016 – Public & Private is based on Careers360 Ranking Methodology 2016.

What does the data say?
Careers360 brings you Top Universities in India 2016 ranking separately for public and private universities. This ranking includes a total of 89 Top Public Universities and 30 Top Private Universities. If one goes by the ordinal number not more than 11 private institutions will figure in the top 100. But considering the historically uneven terrain and the continued hostility, which the state expresses towards private players, it is imperative that we provide a leg up for the good amongst the private lot.

There are plenty of surprises in this year’s ranking. In public domain we have nearly 14 new players in the top 70. Most young IITs are making their presence felt and are muscling their way in at the cost of the established state universities. It is the state universities that have been most affected by the churn. They are losing good faculty to comparable private players and their funding sources are very limited, which is not a major concern for Institutions of National Importance and centrally -funded universities.

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Top Public Universities in India 2016 – Legacy dominates but signs of a new order.

While the top slots are taken by players with history, a whole lot of state-level younger universities are slowly coming out to challenge the existing order.

Degree Awarding Institute

Rank

Score

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

1

429.08

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

2

403.14

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

3

395.27

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

4

363.64

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

5

353.01

Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

6

337.63

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

7

336.86

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

8

309.50

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

9

308.96

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali

10

305.48

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

11

294.89

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

12

291.41

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

13

290.53

Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

14

290.43

University of Delhi, Delhi

15

289.54

Panjab University, Chandigarh

16

283.80

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

17

281.62

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

18

270.12

University of Calcutta, Kolkata

19

266.11

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

20

258.97

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

21

256.45

Indian Institute of Technology, Indore

22

254.77

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

23

254.18

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

24

252.82

University of Madras, Chennai

25

250.77

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune

26

250.38

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

27

249.85

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

28

245.03

International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai

29

243.32

Osmania University, Hyderabad

30

242.27

Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar

31

242.05

Anna University, Chennai

32

240.55

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

33

239.68

Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar

34

233.42

University of Jammu, Jammu

35

231.87

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

36

231.81

Visva Bharati, Santinikaten

37

231.62

Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi

38

230.85

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

39

226.95

National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon

40

225.64

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram

41

224.77

National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal

42

222.88

Tezpur University, Tezpur

43

222.58

Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

44

220.42

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

45

218.32

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal

46

218.09

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

47

217.89

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

48

217.54

Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar

49

215.57

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra

50

213.93

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

51

210.28

Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar

52

208.53

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali

53

206.79

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

54

205.37

National Institute of Technology, Rourkela

55

204.54

National lnstitute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad

56

204.53

Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar

57

203.69

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Guwahati

58

203.59

University of Mumbai, Mumbai

59

203.42

Delhi Technological University, Delhi

60

200.65

Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

61

200.41

National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

62

198.56

National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

63

198.03

Indian Institute of Technology, Patna

64

197.15

Pondicherry University, Puducherry

65

195.88

Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

66

195.55

Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

67

195.46

Alagappa University, Karaikudi

68

195.42

Shivaji University, Kolhapur

69

195.24

Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi

70

193.82

Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad

71

193.63

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

72

193.46

Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar

73

192.51

Gauhati University, Guwahati

74

191.63

King George's Medical University, Lucknow

75

191.12

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

76

191.09

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai

77

191.06

Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur

78

190.86

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal

79

190.43

Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat

80

189.05

University of Kalyani, Kalyani

81

188.76

University of Burdwan, Bardhaman

82

187.55

Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

83

183.65

Central University of Punjab, Bathinda

84

181.46

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

85

181.33

Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai

86

181.21

Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune

87

176.70

Goa University,Taleigao Plateau, Goa

88

176.29

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

89

175.10

Top Private Universities in India 2016 – Where Engineering Universities still dominate

Here we present the top 30 Best Universities under private ownership.

How do enrolments figure?
University enrolments present quite a picture. IGNOU, the largest university, has about 2,18,225 students joining it each year, while the smallest gets just 20 students. In terms of gender, universities appear to perform well, with an even distribution. PhD still remains an elusive degree with just about 4% of the universities surveyed having over 500 PhD scholars. 

Are there enough faculty?
Faculty shortage is one of the biggest grouses of any vice chancellor. Interestingly the numbers too, inform us of the trouble. More than half the universities lack Professors (56% have less than 50 professors) and Associate professors (59% have less than 50) and most do have Assistant Professors. So as we move up the academic hierarchy, the shortage of faculty is quite alarming.

What is happening to research?
Research has caught the imagination of the country.  When we began the ranking of universities in 2012, just about 40 institutions had publication worth mentioning. In the latest edition even the 297th university has about 30 publications. The top 100 universities have over 300 publications on an average.   In terms of citations, though there is a correlation between the aggregate numbers and total citations, a few institutions have performed exceedingly well in their citations.

One issue of concern is shallow citations. Many universities willy-nilly force their faculty to cite each other’s work as well as their own previous work so as to increase the overall citation numbers. We have identified the trend and maybe in the coming years find a mechanism to sift out self-citation and shallow citation since they are short cuts not worth pursuing. 

Entrepreneurship
That the country needs entrepreneurs is a truism. While most IITs/NITs do have either an incubator or a Science and Technology Park, most universities don’t. Data shows that very few universities incubate over 30 firms within their campus with the average being 24. More than half the numbers of institutions that have firms within the campuses do not support more than 15

What is new in patenting?
One major change we have introduced is the incorporation of US/European patent count into the overall patenting activity. Till last year we only used Indian Patent Office data. On Indian patents alone, IITs do not figure in top 10 in terms of patents granted. Many Central Universities do. And once the US patent counts were included many IITs shot up in their IP score. In fact IIT, Madras jumped a few positions on the basis of its patent count.

Way forward!
We began with rating of universities based on their NAAC score and publications in the first year. In its fourth edition this year we have used about 15 parameters and data on 320 universities. Over 90,000 data points have been crunched to arrive at the final rank and rating sheet of universities. It is a fair representation on how institutions stand. Read on to find out more!


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