Submit

Universities in India

IIT Bombay

IIT Bombay Campus. Image Courtesy:http://www.collegepravesh.com

The emphasis on higher education in India can be understood by the number of universities currently present in India and the quality of education they provide. As of 2014, there are 677 universities, 37,204 colleges and 11443 stand-alone institutions in India, as per the latest statistics from the website of India's HRD ministry. These numbers would only have increased by now.

  • 201 private universities
  • 45 central Universities
  • 1 central/ national open university (Read: What is an open university?)
  • 13 state open Universities
  • 73 institutes of national importance (INI)
  • 290 state public universities
  • 5 institute under state legislature act
  • 38 deemed universities (Government)
  • 11 deemed universities (Government Aided)
  • 3 other universities


The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is responsible for supervising the functioning of all the universities in India through its chief regulatory body- Universities Grants Commission (UGC). The other government organizations whose contribution for the upliftment of Indian educational scenario is worth mentioning are All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC.)

Also Read: Category Wise Listing of Universities


With a view to bring in all the Indian Universities under one umbrella where the maximum possible information about these universities could be disseminated to the educational community all over the world, we have created this page to be an encyclopedia of all the Indian Universities.

List of Universities


Did you know?

    1. There are no universities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands,  Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep

    2. The maximum number of universities are in Uttar Pradesh (59), followed closely by Tamil Nadu (56) and Andhra Pradesh (47.)

    3. Goa only has two universities.

    4. The number of students enrolled in universities/ colleges for higher education is more than 2.9 crores (2,96,29,022 to be exact) out of which 1.6 crores are boys and 1.3 crores are girls.

    5. 11.9 percent of these students study through distance education.

    6. The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education in India is currently 21.1.

    7. The states with the most number of colleges (in descending order) are Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadhu and Madhya Pradesh.

    8. The Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) in higher education (universities & colleges) is 23 i.e. there is one teacher for 23 students.

Also read: Top 100 Universities of India (2016 ranking by Indian government)

Different types of universities in India (state wise)

States/UTs

Central

Central (open)

Institute of National Importance

State public

State (open)

State (private)

Inst. under State Leg. Act

Deemed (govt)

Deemed (govt aided)

Deemed (private)

Others

Total

Andhra Pradesh

2

31

 1

 

 2

 2

 

 5

 1

 47

Arunachal Pradesh

1

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 3

Assam

2

2

4

1

 3

 

 

 

 

 

 12

Bihar

2

2

14

1

 1

1

 

 

 

20

Chandigarh

 

 

 1

1

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 3

Chhattisgarh

1

1

11

1

 5

 

 

 

 

 

 19

Delhi

 5

1

3

5

 

 

 

 9

2

1

1

26

Goa

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gujarat

1

2

23

1

 12

 

 

 1

1

 

41

Haryana

1

1

10

 

8

 

2

 

3

 

 25

Himachal Pradesh

1

2

4

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

22

Jammu & Kashmir

2

1

7

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

11

Jharkhand

1

1

7

 

1

 

1

1

 

 

12

Karnataka

1

1

24

1

3

 

4

 

11

 

45

Kerala

1

3

11

 

 

 

 2

 

 

 

17

Madhya Pradesh

2

3

17

1

9

 

3

 

 

 1

36

Maharashtra

1

3

19

1

 

 

7

 2

 12

 

45

Manipur

2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Meghalaya

1

1

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 10

Mizoram

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 3

Nagaland

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 4

Orissa

1

2

12

 

2

 

 

 

 2

 

19

Puducherry

 1

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 4

Punjab

1

4

8

4

 

1

 

1

 

 19

Rajasthan

 1

2

14

1

20

 

 

 

 8

 

 46

Sikkim

 1

1

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 6

Tamil Nadu

 2

5

20

1

 

 

 

 1

 27

 

 56

Telangana

 3

Tripura

 1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 3

Uttar Pradesh

5

4

21

1

18

1

3

3

4

 

59

Uttarakhand

1

2

7

1

6

 

1

1

2

 

21

West Bengal

1

4

19

1

 

 

 

 

 1

 

 26

All India

45

1

61

290

13

122

5

38

11

79

3

665

Subscribe to our Newsletter