Educational and Academic Institutes
Delhi was always known as the seat of learning of modern India and numerous Institutes have evolved through the years in New Delhi. Over the years, these Institutes have attracted millions of students from across the country and the globe as they are not only well developed with world class facilities but also offer high Academic standard of Education.
If one wants to pursue education in the field of science, medicine, technology, business management, law or media and mass communication, Delhi has some of the best educational institutes to offer for national and international students alike. These Institutes are not only of National repute but have made a mark for themselves in the educational map of the world offering a wide variety of educational, academic and research programs in various streams. Apart from high educational standards, they also provide students with the best lodging or boarding and Library facilities. Students who complete their higher education from such reputed Institutes in Delhi are generally a preferred choice for jobs in world renowned multinational companies and the office of the Government of India.
The educational system for higher learning in India is considered as the third largest in the world, first being the United States followed by China. At the tertiary level, the main governing body is the University Grants Commission of India whose function is to enforce the educational standards, offer advice to the government and assist to coordinate between the centre and the state. The Accreditation process of all these Institutes for higher learning and education is overseen by 12 autonomous institutions that were established by the University Grants Commission [India].
According to the report of 2009, India homes 20 central universities, 215 state universities, 100 deemed universities, 5 institutions that are established and functions under the State Act while 13 institutes are of national significance. Besides these, the other academic Institutes include 16,000 colleges that comprise of 1,800 institutes established exclusively as women's colleges and a large number of technology institutes who function under these universities and institutions. However, on the tertiary level of education, more emphasis is given to science and technology and lately, Distance learning programs offered by these Institutes has also become an integral feature of the Indian higher education system.
Institutes such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS] and the Indian Institute of Technology [IIT] situated in Delhi are globally acclaimed owing to their standard of undergraduate education in medical science and the latter in the field of engineering, however, Institutes of Basic research such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) situated in Bangaluru, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) situated in Kolkata and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TFIR) situated in Mumbai are acclaimed for their standard of research in basic science. However, India is yet to produce world class universities such as Harvard and Cambridge or even one of such standard or even the likes of them.
In 2005 and 2006, 3 Indian Institutes were listed amongst the Top 200 Universities in the world that include the Indian Institute of Technology [IIT], Indian Institute of Management [IIM] and the Jawaharlal Nehru University [JNU]. The Birla Institute of Technology and Science [Pilani] and 6 Indian Institutes of Technology were listed by ‘Asiaweek’ to be amongst the top 20 Science and Technology Schools in Asia. In 2010, the Hyderabad based Indian School of Business [Private and unaccredited Institute] was ranked as the 12th Global MBA Institute by the Financial Times of London.
Even today, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS] is still recognized as a global leader in the field of medical research and treatment while in the field of Technical Education, The Indian Institute of Management is recognised as the Country’s premier education institute offering world class facilities. Apart from this, several other Regional Engineering Colleges [REC] are also deemed as National Institutes of Technology. The UGC also assist in promoting common research such as the Nuclear Science Centre at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and operate inter-university centres at a number of locations throughout the country.
Delhi has always offered a highly competitive world class educational system to their students apart from housing top ranked universities. However, there are several Institutes that operate only with the sole objective of making money and Regulatory authorities such as the AICTE and UGC are trying hard to eradicate these unrecognised private universities who run courses without any affiliation. Mostly, Students from the rural areas and semi urban backgrounds fall victim to these colleges and institutes.
Below is a State-wise List of fake Universities in India. This is a must-know Information in order to ensure that students do not fall victim to such Institutes:
Maithili University / Vishwavidyalaya, Darbhanga, Bihar
Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi (UP) Jagatpuri, Delhi
Commercial University Ltd., Daryaganj, Delhi
United Nations University, Delhi
ADR-Centric Juridical University, ADR House, 8J, Gopala Tower, 25 Rajendra Place, New Delhi - 110 008
Indian Institute of Science and Engineering, New Delhi
Badaganvi Sarkar World Open University Education Society, Gokak, Belgaum, Karnataka
St. John’s University, Kishanattam, Kerala
Kesarwani Vidyapith, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Raja Arabic University, Nagpur, Maharashtra
D. D. B. Sanskrit University, Putur, Trichi, Tamil Nadu
- Mahila Gram Vidyapith/Vishwavidyalaya, (Women’s University) Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
- Gandhi Hindi Vidyapith, Prayag, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
- National University of Electro Complex Homeopathy, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University (Open University), Achaltal, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
- Uttar Pradesh Vishwavidyalaya, Kosi Kalan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
- Maharana Pratap Shiksha Niketan Vishwavidyalaya, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
- Indraprastha Shiksha Parishad, Institutional Area, Khoda, Makanpur, Noida Phase - II, Uttar Pradesh
- Gurukul Vishwavidyala, Vridanvan, Uttar Pradesh
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine, Kolkata
Below is a list of the important Educational Institutes in Delhi in alphabetical order;
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences [AIIMS]
- Indian Agricultural Research Institute [IARI]
- Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute [IASRI]
- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade [IIFT]
- Indian Institute of Mass Communication [IIMC]
- Indian Institute of Technology [IIT], Hauz Khas
- National Institute of Fashion technology [NIFT], Hauz Khas
- National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation & Museology [NMI] or [NMIHACM]
- School of Planning and Architecture [SPA]
- Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha [SLBSRSV]