Top 10 Arts & Commerce Colleges - 2023

Indian Higher Education: An Outlook

Quality higher education is crucial for sustainable human development. College is the time when a student changes from an irresponsible teenager to a person with definite goal and perspective of life. Even though this perspective and goals couldn’t be final as they are still mature, higher education plays a major role in developing personality, setting life goals and enabling economic, physical and social well-being to a student. Higher education helps to develop analytical and problem-solving skills in individuals and help them to develop intellectual curiosity and character. It pushes the students to identify and set career goals that make them ready for professional setups.

India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world that stands second in terms of the higher education network. Next to China and United States India has the third largest higher education system in the world in terms of size and its diversity and largest in the world in terms of number of educational institutions. Indian institutes are well-equipped to provide good coaching in both STEM and Non-STEM subjects but underfunding for R&D activities is the main problem faced by all institutes.

The Upcoming Wind of Changes

In past year, India’s higher education system has suddenly become hot with delegations of global university leaders and politicians flocking to the country. Governments and universities from around the world are signing memoranda of understanding with Indian counterparts and making big plans for research collaboration, joint degrees and other initiatives.

Another important change sweeping India is upcoming new job opportunities have resulted in integrating new subjects such as Liberal Arts and many of them are upcoming stream of education in India and it is garnering a lot of attention from all quarters.

This issue of Higher Education Review talks about some of the professionally managed colleges in the country, which has been nurtured with best technical and professional infrastructure and assistance from efficient and skilled faculties ensuring delivery of quality higher education and research. This issue spotlights a list of ‘Top 10 Arts & Commerce Colleges – 2023’, the list has been crafted by a team of Industry veterans, CEOs, VCs and the CEO Insight editorial team.

Top 10 Arts & Commerce Colleges - 2023




Adarsh College of Arts & Commerce Badlapur The College imparts Education in Arts and Commerce Faculty and offers self-financing professional courses like BBI, BMS & BAF
Delhi College of Arts & Commerce New Delhi A higher educational institution offering 18 undergraduate courses leading to the bachelor with Honours/Programme degree with various paper options for students to choose from both under the CBCS mode and the erstwhile semester/ FYUP mode
JSS College of Arts & Commerce Mysore A socio-cultural institution focus has been on providing opportunities for formal education and the strong thrust on values, ethics and the meeting of societal obligations
Mahila Arts College Nadiad An entity that focuses on the advancement of women's rights providing education to the women of the more backward and economically weaker parts of society
Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science Mumbai The institution bridging the gap between academics and industry by introducing industry relevant courses and diploma programmes
Roefl College of Arts & Commerce Vapi It is run by the Rotary Foundation for Education and Learning Trust offering courses like culinary arts, beauty and care courses, GST, TALLY Computer course, self-defense, and much more
Shankar Narayan College of Arts & Commerce Thane The college provide higher and professional education in the vicinity of mira-bhayandar and permanently affiliated to the University of Mumbai
Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce & Management Ludhiana The college is affiliated with Panjab University, Chandigarh and offering co-educational M.Com, B.Com, B.Com (Hons) and BBA programmes
Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce Pune An institution, imparting quality education across diverse verticals offering liberal arts, ACCA, B.Com, B.A., M.A. Economics, M.A. English, and M.Com
K.G. Joshi College of Arts & N.G. Bedekar College of Commerce (Autonomous) Thane One pioneering educational institution that offers student centric education which prepares the learners for the industry