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Top 20 Promising Institutes in Maharashtra

Over the years, Maharashtra, the land of the Great Indian warrior king, the first Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire, Shivaji Bhonsle, has produced some of India’s enormous talents in various academic and non-academic fields. Whether in sports, entertainment, industries, action or education, the state of Maharashtra has firmly held its ground in every segment. The lights of some famous Indian personalities, like the batting legend Sunil Gavaskar and the Queen of Melody Lata Mangeshkar had already ornamented the place in front of the world stage before Sachin Tendulkar or Shankar Mahadevan started showering their blistering magic! Maharashtra is not only the home place of these artists, but also some of India’s business tycoons, such as Bhalchandra Digamber Garware, the founder of the Garware group or Azim Premji, the chairman of Wipro Limited are from Maharashtra.

It can be said that the central Indian state of India has played a pioneering role in the development of the country. Indulging itself into some major instrumental accomplishments, Maharashtra has framed its higher education structure by involving cooperative movement in setting up private institutes. Today, the University of Mumbai (Central University, in short known as ‘MU’) which is one of the earliest and oldest state universities in India, offers Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral, Diploma and Certification courses in various disciplines like Arts, Commerce, Science, Medical and Engineering.

In the last decade, the literacy rate of Maharashtra has gone up to 90 percent among the men and 75 percent among the female. The state has 24 universities in total, where an average of 160 thousand students graduates every year. It is also the home of some eminent institutes like Indian Institute of Bombay, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur.

Beside these, Maharashtra has a huge number of private colleges and universities, which are imparting tradition technical, medical, arts, management and religious education. We can say that the state of Maharashtra is ‘one special’ place for learning. Acknowledging the fair and multilevel education of this land, in this edition, we at The Higher Education Review bring to you the “Top 20 Promising Institutes in Maharashtra”. This issue features institutions that are chosen after thorough research by our team of expert panel. The institutes that feature in this issue are weighted on the parameters like student teacher ratio, placement rate, and quality of training, research output, industry interface and facilities.

Institution Name

Location

Description

AISSMS College of Pharmacy Pune, Maharashtra Started with a predetermined goal of becoming a centre-of-excellence for pharmaceutical education and research, the institute is well equipped with latest infrastructure facilities required to produce quality pharmacist.
Don Bosco Hospitality & Studies Mumbai, Maharashtra Affiliated to Mumbai University, the institute goes beyond the academic curriculum and provides the students with plethora of opportunities to discover and develop their talents.
Dr. D Y Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute Pune, Maharashtra With adequate and up-to-date infrastructure facilities, including subject-specific laboratories and all relevant and modern instruments required for training, the institute is dedicated to train and develop students in the field of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
Hislop College Nagpur, Maharashtra Considered as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in Central India, Hilsop College offers a large number of programmes in Arts, Science and Commerce catering to the needs of over 4000 students each year.
K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai, Maharashtra The Institute continues relentlessly to raise the bar and set new benchmarks in learning through case studies, on-the-field experiential learning, developing entrepreneurial spirit and being part of socially relevant projects.
Kalaprabodhini Institute of Design Kolhapur,Maharashtra Located in Kolhapur, which has created remarkable impressions in various forms of art with its rich historical and cultural heritage, the institute offers courses in the design profession, which will offer a through professional training to the students.
Marathwada Mitra Mandal's College of Pharmacy Pune, Maharashtra Initiated in 2006, MMCOP imparts excellent & comprehensive education to blossoming pharmacists, which eventually helps in meeting the dearth of competent and proficient pharmacists in the country.
MGM New Bombay College of Nursing Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra The institute endeavours to maintain a "student friendly environment" to develop globally competent nurses who are capable to deliver compassionate, safe and effective patient care while keeping abreast of rapid advances in a highly complex health care environment.
MIT Arts, Commerce and Science College Pune, Maharashtra The college has an excellent reputation as a leader & pioneer in spreading education to wide community with it's rich academic and cultural heritage which contributes in developing noble citizen to the society.
P. D. Hinduja College of Nursing Mumbai, Maharashtra Offering quality care for all, the institute aspires to set national standards for excellence in the education of nurses, lead the development and application of clinically relevant science, and create service strategies for meeting the health needs of a diverse society.
Pune Institute of Applied Technology Pune, Maharashtra The institute works with a goal to provide excellent facilities for the professional and specialized training in Interior Design & Decoration, a contemporary, vibrant and interesting field that offers several dimensions and perspectives.
S S T College of Arts and Commerce Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra A multi-faculty institution of higher education with an enrolment of more than 4,000 students, SST College offers an idyllic environment to students for pursuing higher education and research.
Sanmati Engineering College Washim, Maharashtra One of the constituent institutions of Mukund Education Society, Sanmati Engineering College offers a wide range of graduate programs in the fields of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Science Engineering.
Shivlingeshwar College of Pharmacy Almala, Maharashtra Being the first choice for aspiring pharmacists in the region, the institute always strives to keep on updating its curriculum and incorporate latest and innovative teaching approaches.
Shri Shivaji Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's Arts Science and Commerce College Ahmednagar, Maharashtra Keeping pace with the changing times, the College has made available a large number of degree courses and short-term need based inter-disciplinary certificate courses.
Sir J. J. College of Architecture Mumbai, Maharashtra Decorated with state-of-the-art facilities, the institute provides the students a unique learning experience which will help them to proceed towards a right path of success.
Symbiosis College of Nursing Pune, Maharashtra The college understands the responsibility to generate leaders in the nursing profession, by providing unique and innovative programmes that are responsive to the market demand, keeping in mind the rapid advances in the healthcare sector in India as well as abroad.
Symbiosis Law School Pune, Maharashtra A constituent of Symbiosis International University, Symbiosis Law School has encompassed state-of-the-art facilities in its campus to render the students with a productive campus experience.
Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences Pune, Maharashtra The institute addresses the need for a school devoted to training, research and development in the field of Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Healthcare, Nutrition & Dietetics and Food & Beverages.
Xavier Institute of Engineering Mumbai, Maharashtra A part of an international network of Jesuit Educational Institutions, the institute is well known for designing its own stringent quality standards for education keeping in view the challenges being imposed on the education sector due to increasing global competition.