India is a huge country and it has many universities which train the citizens of India in many specializations. These universities provide a strong base for the research scholars and professionals who are critical for the development of India. Going by the number, India has over 800 universities and these universities have many colleges under their name. For example, if we talk about Delhi University then there are many colleges that would roll up under Delhi University.
All these universities provide different courses in bachelors, master and even doctorate but did you ever wonder that which are the largest universities in India?
Well, here is the list of the top 10 largest universities in India 2018 and the list is based on the size of the main campus of the university.
10. Jawaharlal Nehru University
The list begins with Jawaharlal Nehru University which is spread across an area of 1019 acres. The university is located in New Delhi and it was established in the year 1969. In addition to this, the university has student strength of over 8400 student along with over 600 staff members. There are maximum numbers of Ph.D. students in this university. The university has a very good ranking and it stands at second rank in the All India University Ranking List of 2017.
9. Bangalore University
On number 9, we have Bangalore University and the university is known to have an area of 1100 acres. In addition to this, this university was also set up in 1969. At present, the chancellor of this university is governor of Karnataka and the university is affiliated to UGC, AIU, DEC, ACU, and NAAC. This university is known to have two compares and they are popularly known as City Campus and JB Campus. The campus has all types of facilities available for the students which enable them to learn new fundamentals in an efficient way.
8. Aligarh Muslim University
This is one of the oldest universities on our list as Aligarh Muslim University was set up in the year 1875. Today, the university has student strength of 30 thousand students and there are 2 thousand staff members working with the university to cultivate the future of these 30 thousand students. In addition to this, Aligarh Muslim University is located in Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh and it has a campus area of 1155 acres. The university offers almost 300 courses and it also has many off-campus centers for the students.
7. North Eastern Hill University
Next on our list is North Eastern Hill University and this university is able to secure a 7th rank in our list as it has an area of 1225 acres. The university was established in 1973 in Shillong and at present, it is affiliated to UGC, AICTE, NAAC, and AIU. The university is known for high quality of education and it should be noted that the university has two different campuses in the city. The university has a huge library and in addition to this, the university has many courses ranging from science to humanities and economics.
6. Banaras Hindu University
We also have Banaras Hindu University on our list and the university was founded in the year 1916. Since then the university has grown exponentially. There are two campuses of the university and the main campus has an area of 1350 acres whereas the south campus has an area of 2700 acres. The reason why we have listed this university on 6th number is that we are considering the area of the main campus to set the right standards for the comparison. At present, over 25 thousand students are enrolled in the university.
5. Punjab Agricultural University
On number 5, we have Punjab Agricultural University and this university has a campus area of 1510 acres. In addition to this, the university was set up in 1962 in Ludhiana. Today, there are over 1200 staff members in the university which are helping the students to learn new things. This is one of the most important universities in India as the university has helped India in dealing with the hunger by making agricultural techniques more efficient. The university played a major role during the green revolution.
4. Osmania University
Next on our list is Osmania University from Hyderabad. The university was set up in the year 1918 and the university is affiliated to UGC, AIU, and NAAC. In addition to this, the university has a campus area of 1600 acres which is certainly huge. Osmania University is also the third oldest university in Southern India and at present, there are many students studying in the university. In addition to this, there are almost 3700 students who are from 80 different countries enrolled in this university.
3. University of Hyderabad
University of Hyderabad is second university from Hyderabad in our list and the university has a campus area of 2300 acres. This university was incepted in 1974 and the university offers various courses like B.Tech, MBA and Ph.D. In addition to this, the university has strength of over 5000 students and the campus of the university is really amazing. The campus provides a home to 10 different species of mammals along with 220 species of bird, 15 species of reptiles and over 730 species of plants.
2. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University
On number 2, we have a university from Haryana and this is also an agricultural university. The university has a campus area of 7219 acres and in addition to this; the university is one of the best university when it comes to agricultural education. This university was founded in 1970 and since then it has grown a lot. This particular university has signed MoU with many international universities like University of Michigan, University of Adelaide, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Iowa State University and Wageningen University.
1. G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
So we come towards the largest university of India and this title goes to G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. This university has an area of 12661 acres and do you know what is unique about this university? Well, it’s the fact that this university was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister of India in 1960. This university is located in Pantnagar in Uttarakhand and it has played a very important role during the green revolution in India.
There are many universities that couldn’t make it to our list and some of these universities include Annamalai University, Mizoram University, and Sri Venkateswara University. With this, we come to an end of the list of top 10 largest universities in India.