Top 25 Universities in India - Survey 2020

India’s push towards being a global superpower has a direct link to the advancements that the country has made in its higher education strata. Indian universities have been growing in popularity among international students from across the globe owing to the quality of education imparted in these institutions. A recent survey shows that 47, 427 foreign students are enrolled in different educational institutions across the country. Indian universities have also made impressive strides in the online education segment and its sits behind the US as the second largest market for E-learning. The yearly increase in the enrolments in Indian universities acts as a testament to the consistent improvements that has happened in the Indian higher education strata. India also has 789 universities across the country which offers one-off learning programs and courses to its students. The increasing tie-ups that Indian universities have created with foreign educational institutions is also helping the students to have international exposure and training from some of the most reputed learning destinations in the world. The higher ability and skill set of students graduating from various Indian universities have also attracted the attention of MNCs and conglomerates from around the globe which is helping our students to make a name for themselves in top companies in different countries.

In order to help the Indian students who are looking for premier Indian universities, we at Higher Education Review magazine are trying to simplify your confusion of selecting the best universities in the country. Our expert panel of researchers has looked into the situation and articulated a list under the name ‘Top 25 Universities in India - Survey 2020' which is based on the institutes' qualities, expertise, ranks, facilities and much more. Reviewed and scrutinized by the intellectual individuals of this specific field, the educational institutes mentioned in this list deliver exceptional education along with outstanding infrastructure, top-notch mentoring facilities, and placement opportunities. We hope that this above-mentioned list will help the interested Indian students to choose the best universities in the country.

Top 25 Universities in India - Survey 2020


College Name



1 Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore, TN 914.11
2 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, RJ 913.09
3 Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal, KA 909.25
4 CMR Institute of Technology (CMRIT) Bengaluru, KA 905.12
5 University of Kerala Thiruvanathpuram, KL 904.35
6 Sri Sri University Cuttack, OR 901.3
7 Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, JH 896.23
8 University of Engineering & Management (UEM) Kolkata, WB 891.65
9 Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth Pune, MH 891.01
10 Swarrnim Startup & Innovation University Gandhinagar, GJ 890.11
11 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Chennai, TN 889.02
12 Maharishi Markandeshwar Ambala, HR 799.25
13 Nirma University Ahmedabad, GJ 781.02
14 NITTE Mangalore, KA 781
15 Eternal University Baru Sahib, HP 780.98
16 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar, GJ 778.12
17 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar, OR 777.11
18 Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Wardha, MH 776.3
19 Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies Faridabad, HR 775
20 PEC University of Technology Chandigarh, CH 765.45
21 JECRC UNIVERSITY Jaipur, RJ 760.3
22 Dr.C.V.Raman University Kota, RJ 755.4
23 The LNM Institute of Information Technology Jaipur, RJ 738.45
24 Kerala Kalamandalam Thrissur, KL 737
25 Bhatkhande Music Institute Lucknow, UP 712.21