Alert! These are the Top Colleges in 2017 (NIRF Rankings 2017)

Alert! These are the Top Colleges in 2017 (NIRF Rankings 2017)

Here are the 50 Top Colleges in 2017 from the list – Cheers if yours made it here, along the many Indian Institutes of Technology, IISC and IIMs.


The ladder for Top Indian Colleges in 2017. (India Today)
The ladder for Top Indian Colleges in 2017. (India Today)

Did your college make the list? The official one? The Ministry of Human Resource Development released their list of Top Colleges and Educational Institutions for 2017 in April. The list, judged on a host of factors like teaching practices, campus placements (even median salaries after placements) brought in a clear-cut indication for the next set of aspirational colleges.

Here, we look at who made it to the overall list, what are the best colleges for engineering, the best colleges for pharmacy and the best ones for management for the year 2017.

Top Colleges in 2017 List – How was it made

The overall top colleges list in 2017, which sees IIT colleges hold 8 out of the top 10 spots, was calculated on a mix of teaching, learning resources, research and professional practices followed, campus placements, diversity, perception (among peers, general public and overall competitiveness). Simply put, educational quality, types of teachers, how employable the students are; all count in the list.

Who Made It to NIRF’s Top Colleges in 2017

8 out of the top 10 spots were taken by different IITs, while colleges like Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru (Rank 1), JNU (Rank 6), Banaras Hindu University (Rank 10), Anna University (Rank 13) and DU (Rank 16) also got a spot in the top 20.

Tamil Nadu is the best state for college education, with 37 colleges from the state getting a place in the top 100 – 3 in even the top 10. Delhi, however, still has 2 entries in the top 10, though it was also surpassed by Karnataka (14 in the top 100) and Andhra Pradesh (10 in the top 100).

Here are the 50 Top Colleges in 2017 from the list – Cheers if yours made it here!

Rank Name City State Score
1 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 83.28
2 Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 73.97
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra 71.78
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal 68.43
5 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi Delhi 64.18
6 Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 61.53
7 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 60.69
8 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati Assam 60.37
9 Indian Institute of Tlechnology Roorkee Roorkee Uttarakhand 59.84
10 Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 58.92
11 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research Bengaluru Karnataka 58.25
12 Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal 57.32
13 Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 56.50
14 University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 56.30
15 University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 55.37
16 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 54.70
17 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Gujarat 54.27
18 Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 52.81
19 Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 52.74
20 Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi 51.75
21 Birla Institute of Tech and Science Pilani Rajasthan 51.46
22 Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Tamil Nadu 51.36
23 Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi Delhi 51.20
24 Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore Madhya Pradesh 50.23
25 Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 49.26
26 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 49.07
27 Calcutta University Kolkata West Bengal 48.90
28 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 48.84
29 Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune Pune Maharashtra 48.28
30 Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal Manipal Karnataka 48.27
31 Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal 48.19
32 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Rupnagar Punjab 47.84
33 Siksha`O` Anusandhan University Bhubaneswar Odisha 46.72
34 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 46.57
35 Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra 46.45
35 Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Chennai Tamil Nadu 46.45
37 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Mandi Himachal Pradesh 45.62
38 Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana 45.52
39 Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal 45.17
40 Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Ludhiana Punjab 44.99
41 Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra 44.95
42 Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Delhi 44.84
43 Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 44.42
44 Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Kolkata Mohanpur West Bengal 44.38
45 Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 44.29
46 National Institute of Technology Rourkela Rourkela Odisha 44.02
47 Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 43.95
48 Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 43.78
49 TATA Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Maharashtra 43.71
50 Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy Thanjavur Tamil Nadu 43.50

We hope you were able to find yours in this list and overjoyed, are possibly sharing it with the rest. Consider sharing it with the next batch too, who are currently thinking about which college they should choose.

In the meantime, we also recommend a host of summer internships in 2017, which will benefit all students.