Top 25 Private/Deemed Universities Survey 2015

India has over 650 universities. Over the years there has been a sharp rise in the number of private universities being established in the country. Despite the number of private universities exceeding 200, majority of them are not well established. While there are millions of students who are studying in various institutions affiliated to these private universities it is difficult for the upcoming students to navigate through the huge barrage of private universities and join the best. 

The private universities in India vary in various aspects. While some of the universities who are well established are focused on research and global standards, there are others who are simply focused on filling seats and getting the huge sums of money for the sub standard education they provide to the naïve students. However, with the increase in the number of universities who have set their goals to provide more research opportunities and become one of the top universities in the global standards, students are striving to join them and pursue their courses with them. 

In this endeavor, we the team at Higher Education Review (HER) Magazine are presenting the "Top 25 Private/Deemed Universities in India" Survey. With this survey, we hope to guide the large community of students in India and their parents to enable them to choose the best universities themselves to pursue the course of their choice. By conducting the University Survey, we have found out that there are many capable universities where students are able to get the best placements with high pay packages or are becoming entrepreneurs and hence are providing hundreds of unemployed graduates, job opportunities. The Universities are well equipped in infrastructure and have excellent faculty members who are making a mark in research and creating innovative pedagogies which will benefit the students. 

The University Survey represents the viewpoints of several renowned experienced business leaders from the industry and academia. It has been conducted on the basis of Nominations received from the Universities. The Nominations have been further evaluated and shortlisted by a panel of Educationalists, HR Recruiters, and the HER Editorial team based on the data inputs provided by the institutes. We hope our efforts to create this comprehensive ranking of Universities in India will benefit the student community to make the accurate decisions about their study destinations.

Top Medical and Emerging Universities

The number of universities being setup in India is constantly rising. In this listing we have stated the "Top 10 Emerging Universities in India" which are making a mark in the education world. These universities which were former institutions are taking the steps in order to grow faster and become prominent universities in the country. 

Over the past decades our country has produced thousands of doctors who have become experts in their field and have received fame from their achievements. This has been possible as they have been able to obtain their knowledge from well established medical universities in our nation. In the "Top Private/Deemed Medical Universities in India" listing, we have shown the universities that are providing the best education to the future doctors of our nation. 

Top Universities by Categories

Universities in India provide undergraduate and postgraduate academic degrees in a variety of subjects such as medicine, pharmacy, engineering, arts and others. However, the quality of education provided by these universities vary and thus in the listing below, we present the top 10 best academic university. On a similar note, universities also differ on the basis of their infrastructure and placements. In the listing below, we present you the Top 10 Universities with High Quality Infrastructure and Top 10 Universities with High Quality Placements. We hope our listings will guide the readers to select the right universities to pursue their education in order to have a successful career.

Top 25 Private/Deemed Universities Survey 2015


College Name



1 SRM University SRM University 933.11
2 BITS Pilani University Pilani, RJ 933.09
3 Manipal University Manipal, KA 924.25
4 VIT University Vellore, TN 923.25
5 Birla Institute of Technology Mesra , JH 899.23
6 Bharti Vidyapeeth University Pune, MH 870.98
7 Thapar University Patiala, PB 865.45
8 KL University Vijayawada, AP 789.99
9 Sathyabama University Chennai, TN 766.32
10 Rayat Bahra University Mohali 711.12
11 Modi University of Science and technology Sikar, RJ 745.48
12 Mangalaytan University Aligarh, UP 764.85
13 Hindustan University Chennai, TN 710.25
14 Nirma University Ahmedabad, GJ 709.25
15 Lovely Professional University Phagwara,PB 688.12
16 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun, UK 681.12
17 NITTE University Mangalore, KA 675.45
18 PEC University of Technology Chandigarh, CH 671.58
19 Manav Rachna International University Faridabad, HR 651.32
20 BS Abdur Rahman University Chennai, TN 622.89
21 O.P. Jindal Global University Sonipat, HR 617
22 Padmashree Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth Navi Mumbai, MH 608.45
23 KLE University Belgaum, KA 601.35
24 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar, GJ 600.99
25 LNMIIT Jaipur, RJ 578.121