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INDIA RANKINGS 2017 : Top 25 Colleges of India 2017

National Institutional Ranking Framework under Ministry of Human Resource Development of Central Government of India has published the 'India Rankings 2017' to list-out the best educational institution in the country. Here is the list of top 25 colleges in that list.

Miranda House | Delhi | 1948

Being a college established and maintained by the University, Miranda House has a special place among the women's colleges of the University of Delhi. Its location in the heart of the University Campus, and its close interaction with the various Departments of the University and other campus colleges gives it a unique advantage. Although a women's college, it is not a cloister. It welcomes interaction with other colleges and educational organizations across the country, actively engaging both men and women in all its extramural activities, competing with the best on equal terms. The extremely distinguished list of alumnae imparts a sense of confidence and immense pride in students. They view themselves as torchbearers of great traditions. All this propels them to often explore uncharted territory, think unfettered, and bend traditions in a bid to create a better world, especially for women.

Loyola College | Chennai | 1925

Loyola College, a Catholic Minority Institution, was founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1925, with the primary objective of providing University Education in a Christian atmosphere for deserving students irrespective of caste and creed.
It started functioning in July 1925 with just 75 students on the rolls in three undergraduate courses of Mathematics, History and Economics.
Loyola College, though affiliated to University of Madras, became autonomous in July 1978.

Shri Ram College of Commerce | New Delhi | 1926

Commerce education in India began in 1886 with the establishment of a commercial school in Chennai (erstwhile Madras). Shri Ram College of Commerce embarked on its voyage early in the year 1920 when on the day of Basant Panchmi, seven leading businessmen in Delhi established the Commercial Education Trust. The Trust set up its first school in the same year under the name 'The Commercial School' at Charkhewalan in the walled city of pre-independence Delhi. The school introduced a Post-Matriculation Diploma Programme in Commerce under the supervision of Mr. R.K. Kumar, who later became the first Principal of the Commercial College. The inauguration of the Commercial College paved the entry of commerce education in the University system of Delhi.

Bishop Heber College | Trichy | 1966

Bishop Heber College is a religious minority educational institution established by the Tiruchirappalli - Thanjavur Diocese of the Church of South India. Its main objective is to cater for the higher educational needs of the members of the Church of South India and other Christians and specially to provide for them an educational atmosphere in keeping with the Christian ideals of the Church. The College, however, admits students of all faiths and religions and seeks to provide for them the best possible higher educationBishop Heber College is a religious minority educational institution established by the Tiruchirappalli - Thanjavur Diocese of the Church of South India. Its main objective is to cater for the higher educational needs of the members of the Church of South India and other Christians and specially to provide for them an educational atmosphere in keeping with the Christian ideals of the Church. The College, however, admits students of all faiths and religions and seeks to provide for them the best possible higher education.

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College | New Delhi | 1959

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College is a premier educational institution that caters to the widest possible cross-section of students. State-of-the-art infrastructure, sophisticated laboratory facilities, and a highly qualified faculty make this college an attractive option for discerning students. Over the past few years, ARSD has emerged as a trendsetter in the University, both academically and culturally. Its Business Incubation Centre, a first in the University, is a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.

St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) | Kolkata | 1860

St. Xavier's College is a 157 years old institution with rich heritage and long tradition. As a Jesuit Higher Educational Institution, it aims to form men and women for others, with fundamental human and spiritual values.
The tiny seed has grown into a mighty tree from 83 students in 1860 to 7,853 students in January 2016

Lady Shri Ram College | New Delhi | 1956

Lady Shri Ram College for Women, has long been recognized as a premier institution of higher learning for women in India. A centre for academic excellence and achievement, it is today one of the finest institutions for Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce, while also offering a B.Sc. Programme in Statistics. Professional courses like Elementary Education and Journalism are among its strengths. Located at the cutting edge of knowledge, LSR has not just kept pace with the changing world, but has been the pioneering spirit behind many innovations in the field of education. The striving is to imbue the teaching/learning process with a unique blend of intellectual rigour and aesthetic and ethical engagement.

Dyal Singh College | New Delhi | 1959

The college owes its origin to the extreme generosity and foresight of SardarDyal Singh Majithia, who willed his vast wealth in 1895 for setting up an education trust for a truly secular college.
The college got established at this place in 1959 and currently it is imparting education to over 4600 students including foreign students through faculities of Arts, Commerce, Mathematical Sciences, Science and Social Sciences.

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College | New Delhi | 1990

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya is a constituent college of the University of Delhi. The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi established the college in the year 1990 in Karampura. The college receives 100% grant from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi and is recognized under 2 (f) and 12 (b) of the UGC Act. We cater to the students of Delhi as well as neighboring states, particularly Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Recently we have shifted to our new campus in Sector-3, Dwarka.

Women's Christian College | Chennai | 1915

An interdenominational women's college on College Road, Nungambakkam, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

PSG College of Arts and Science | Coimbatore | 1947

PSG College of Arts and Science (PSG CAS) is a College of Arts and Sciences in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. It was founded in 1947 by G. R. Govindarajulu and G. R. Damodaran.The college was affiliated to Madras University till 1978. The college became autonomous and affiliated to Bharathiar University since 1978. It is one of the first Arts and Science college in Tamilnadu to get the autonomous status.

Madras Christian College | Chennai | 1837

Madras Christian College (MCC) began its life as a School founded in 1837 by Rev. John Anderson, a missionary from Scotland. The School became a College in 1865 during Dr William Miller’s dynamic stewardship of the institution. In 1937, a hundred years after founding, the College gave up its growingly strident and congested city centre establishment in Georgetown for a sprawling 365 acres spread in suburban Tambaram. It was in this felicitous campus that Dr A.J. Boyd and his team of professors evolved a new pattern of learning and living, which made ‘Tambaram’ a byword for a unique brand of education.

Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College | Virudhanagar | 1963

The Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College established in 1963 is a standing testimony to the wisdom and farsighted of The Legendary of Humanitarianism Thiru. P. Ayya Nadar, a farsighted industrial architect of Sivakasi town and renowned academician and his equally generous wife Thirumathi A. Janaki Ammal, caters the need of rural sector for higher education. As this Institution was established by their Munificence, the College was fittingly named after them. Discipline and Academic Excellence are Hall Mark of this Institution.

PSGR Krishnammal College for Women | Coimbatore | 1963

The institution aims at the all-round development of the students, empowering them with entrepreneurial and decision making skills by providing an excellent academic environment, inculcating values of discipline, dignity, dedication and devotion to higher causes along with sportsmanship to make them better citizens.

Keshav Mahavidyala | New Delhi | 1994

Established in the year 1994 and is wholly funded by Government of NCT, Delhi. It started functioning from a school building in Keshavpuram with just two courses to begin with namely B.Com (H) and B.Sc. (Gen) with Computer Science. Gradually course like B.Sc. (H) Electronics, B.Sc.(Gen) Mathematical Science, PGDCA and B.Sc.(H) Computer Science were added.

Ethiraj College For Women | Chennai | 1948

Founded in 1948, the formative years witnessed a strong foundation through introduction of undergraduate (UG) courses in Economics, Botany, Chemistry, History, Zoology and English Literature along with the infrastructural facilities, resulting in the construction of the Science Block, Hostel, Open Air Theatre and the Old Library Block. The landmark development of this decade was the auditorium, which to this day remains the pride of the College. The decade of 1968 – 1978 saw the growth of the College with the introduction of Commerce, Mathematics and Physics at the UG level, and a number of post-graduate (PG) courses and the construction of the PG block.

Christ College, Irinjalakuda | Thrissur | 1956

Christ College(Autonomous) is a Syro-Malabar Roman Catholic college run by Carmelites of Mary Immaculate in Irinjalakuda of Thrissur District, Kerala. Christ College is affiliated to University of Calicut accredited with an "A" grade certificate by National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC).The college conducts several undergraduate and post graduate courses in Arts, Commerce, and Science faculties. Besides, the college offers professional courses like PG Diploma in Natural Disaster Management; Bachelor of Physical Education(BPE), and some UGC sponsored short-term courses.

Loreto College | Kolkata | 1912

Loreto College, Kolkata, was established in 1912 by the Religious of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.V.M.). The order was founded by MARY WARD (1585-1645), a dynamic English Catholic lady, in an age when Catholics were persecuted in England. Europe was torn by religious dissension and women’s rights were generally ignored. A determined visionary, she managed, with the help of some devoted companions, to set up schools for young women.

Kongunadu Arts and Science College | Coimbatore | 1973

16th October 1972 is a memorable day in the history of our College. On that day, the Tudiyalur Cooperative Agricultural Services Limited organized a function to celebrate Saraswathi Pooja. (Late) Thiru. V.K. Lakshmanan, M.Sc., (Ex-MLA), a progressive agriculturist and public worker noted for his selfless service and devotion to work and Dr.M.Aruchami, M.Sc., BT., Ph.D., FAZ., FRES (Lond), the present President of our College Council and Committee participated in the function. During the function, both of them expressed their long cherished desire to start a College which was immediately welcomed and endorsed by (Late) Thiru. T.N. Palanisamy,M.A., IC (Dip) USA, the then President of the Thudiyalur Cooperative Agricultural Service.

Acharya Narendra Dev College | New Delhi | 1991

It was in early 1991 that Shri Chandra Shekhar, then Prime Minister of India, announced the establishment of Acharya Narendra Dev College on the outskirts of Village Rajokri in South Delhi, an area bordering the farm houses of Vasant Kunj. Starting out with an interim allotment of four rooms in a SPS structure in R. K. Puram Sector 4 School, the college enrolled its first batch of students and began its teaching programs with two courses - B.Com. Honours and B.Sc General 'A' and eighty students.

Andhra University College of Science & Technology | Vishakapattanam | 1931

The College of Science & Technology was started in the year 1931 as the combined Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology and Sri. M.Venkata Rangaiah was the first Principal succeeded by many great persons like Prof.S.Bhagavantham, Prof.V.S.Krishna and Prof.K.Rangadhama Rao. In later years the combined colleges were bifurcated in the year 1966 and the College of Science & Technology was headed by Prof. R.Ramanadham as its first principal. The college has a total strength of nearly 2106 students, 800 research scholars, 100 Teaching Faculty, 40 Assistant Professors (contract), 52 Guest Faculty and 176 administrative and supporting staff. It is the biggest constituent college of the University with a teacher to student ratio of nearly 1:12.

Sri Krishna Arts and Science College | Coimbatore | 1997

Sri Krishna Arts and Science College was established by the Trust in 1997 and it is an ISO certified co-educational institution catering to the need of the day.

Andhra University College of Arts and Commerce | Vishakapttanam | 932

The combined Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology was established in the year 1931-32 with Padmabhushan Mamidipudi Venkata Rangayya as the Founder Principal. Afterwards the College of Arts & Commerce was carved out from the combined colleges in the year 1966. Strong foundations for this college were laid by the eminent personalities like Sir.J.C. Coyajee, Prof. V. S. Krishna, Prof.B. Sarveswara Rao, Prof. G. Parthasarathi, Prof. K.V. Sivayya and by all other Principals. Due to their efforts, this college is emerged as the biggest constituent college of the Andhra University. Currently the college is having 203 teaching faculty members and 105 administrative and supporting staff members.

Andhra Loyola College | Vijayawada | 1953

Andhra Loyola College is managed and administered by the members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), a Catholic religious order, which has rendered signal service in the fields of education and service to humanity for over 450 years. The college was founded in December 1953 at the request of the Catholic bishops of Andhra Pradesh and began its academic sessions in July 1954. The college offers Intermediate (+2), Degree, and Postgraduate courses as well as conducts research programmes in collaboration with several reputable universities.

Rajagiri College of Social Sciences | Kochi | 1955

Drawing inspiration from founder, St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a great visionary, reformer and religious leader of the 19th century, the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) were the first indigenous religious congregation for men in India. The CMI have dedicated themselves to education at all levels. At present, their mission of education comprises a vast network of 448 institutions - including over 200 schools, 14 university affiliated colleges, 1 engineering college, 12 technical institutes, 1 university, 1 medical college, 3 B.Ed. colleges, 5 special schools, 18 non formal educational institutions and 17 cultural centres spread all over India and beyond.