India’s Most Reputed Private Universities


There are purportedly over 150 private universities in India run by various societies and even corporate houses. All these universities are approved by the University Grants Commission of India. A few of them have built a reputation of rendering excellent education with the latest infrastructure and sprawling campuses. Many of these universities offer collaborative programs and student exchange programs in conjunction with leading foreign universities.


Many students are also keen on selecting one of these private universities to study in backed by the knowledge that they will definitely provide better quality education, better facilities, state-of-the-art infrastructure and chances of better placements. Here are some of the top private universities of India.



VIT University, Vellore: was set up with an intention to offer higher education on par with international standards. The university is committed to seeking and adopting new and innovative approaches to imparting education. It attracts students from across the globe and faculty consisting of learned and experienced teachers is exhorted to bring out the best in their students through the use of innovative learning techniques and a free learning environment.


VIT has affiliations and memoranda of understanding with multiple foreign universities and these help students and faculty immensely by way student exchange programs which give unprecedented exposure to students. VIT offers a wide variety of courses and programs including in the graduate, post-graduate and doctoral levels. The subjects on offer are also varied and include engineering, pure sciences, commerce, architecture etc.


Manipal University: has a huge presence in 57 countries and boasts of over 28,000 students, 2500 faculty and over 1000 members of support staff. The main university, nestling amidst a verdant atmosphere in the district of Udupi in Karnataka, offers multiple programs in management, engineering, architectural engineering, medicine and dentistry.

All institutes of Manipal University boasts of world-class facilities and faculty and these are constantly upgraded with the latest developments and trends. The university has off-campuses in Bangalore, Mangalore, Melaka in Malaysia and Dubai. Manipal University was set up under the aegis of the Manipal Group, a conglomerate with a 60-year legacy in higher education.


SRM University: is one of the top universities in India and boasts of over 38000 students and 2600 faculty members. It offers a host of programs and courses at doctoral, post graduate and undergraduate levels. The subjects on offer include management, engineering, medicine and health sciences, pure sciences and humanities.

The university presents a cosmopolitan environment with students from all over India and from overseas countries too. The university has an international advisory board with members from highly reputed universities such as Stanford, MIT, Cambridge, UC Berkeley and NUS who help in setting and achieving global standards of education. Scholarships are also offered to meritorious and deserving candidates. The placement cell helps in securing jobs for its students too.


Amity University: is a leading Indian private university with over 100,000 students and 4500 faculty members. The university is spread over 1000 acres of campus equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure. Amity University aims to groom leaders who in addition to being great professionals will be excellent human beings with a enviable value system instilled into them.

The university’s senior faculty members travel all over the world to pick up best practices of reputed institutions in an effort to give a solid learning foundation to its students. Amity University has campuses in multiple cities across the country including Noida, Lucknow, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Greater Noida, Mumbai, Raipur and Kolkata.

The university offers graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programs in a wide variety of subjects including applied sciences, engineering, social sciences, finance, special education, insurance and banking, Sanskrit studies etc. The university also offers evening and online courses ideally suited for working professionals looking to upgrade skills.


Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS): was founded by Mr G. D. Birla, a leading industrialist, as a small school in the early 1900s which has now blossomed into a deemed university which colleges offering higher education in subjects ranging from engineering to humanities. Its main campus is located close to Pliani Town in Rajasthan. It has sprawling campuses in Goa, Hyderabad, and Dubai too.

The university is committed to delivering and preserving knowledge and to use this knowledge for the betterment of the world society. BITS University’s policy is to take an honest and transparent approach in achieving its goal of imparting quality education on par with the best in the world.


Amrita University:, managed by Mata Amritanandamayi Math, is a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus university offering myriad programs across a wide range of subjects and degrees. The university, headquartered in Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, has campuses in the states of Kerala and Karnataka too. Amrita University has a lot of collaborative understanding with many Ivy League universities in the US and other top European universities in an effort to impart the same level of education here too.

The university offers doctoral, undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various disciplines including engineering, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and management etc.


Teerthanker Mahaveer University: established in 2008, inspired by Lord Mahaveer’s Right Philosophy, Right Knowledge and Right Conduct, aspires to be the ultimate destination for world-class education. The university has its origins in Teerthanker Mahaveer Institute of Management and Technology (TMIMT), set up in 2001.

The university offers programs at all levels in various disciplines including medical, dental, pharmacy, para-medical sciences, nursing, hospital administration, fine arts, Jain Studies, agriculture among others. The university presently operates out of 17 college campuses and collaborates with leading global and national institutes to deliver quality education to its students.

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