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Top 10 Best PhD universities in India - World University Rank

Top 10 PhD Universities in India



Studying in a world-famous institute is a dream of every student whether he/she wants to pursue BTech or MSc or PhD or any of the degrees. The expansion of the Indian Education System has shown no sign of stopping during the 21st Century.


The students now don’t have to look up for the foreign universities to get the exposure, facilities and cutting-edge technologies for a bright career after PhD.


If you are planning for a PhD in India, then you must know the best way to choose the right university for you. In this blog, we are providing the following details: -

How to get into PhD Course

Ranking Factor of PhD Universities

List of Top 10 PhD Universities



How to get into PhD courses?


PhD is very versatile. There are different courses through which you can acquire your PhD. To get into these courses one can appear in different PhD Entrance Exams which are course and field-specific.


There are two types of PhD - Regular or Integrated. If you are interested in regular PhD after your post-graduation, you can appear in various exams like UGC NET JRF, GATE JRF, TIFR, CSIR NET JRF, etc., depending upon your field of study and choice of the universities and colleges.


If you are interested in applying for the Integrated PhD courses right after your graduation, then you can go for exams like IIT JAM Exam, GATE, etc. to get into the Best PhD universities in India.


Note - Confused about what is a regular or integrated PhD course? Don’t worry, check – Difference Between Regular and Integrated PhD to get your answer.



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Top PhD Universities in India - Ranking Factors


Deciding the best PhD universities is based on a number of factors. Here, we are presenting the list of universities with the ranking as per:


QS Top Universities World Ranking

 Ranking Among BRICS Nations 


Note -  BRICS is an association of Five Major Emerging National Economies which areBrazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.  


Know which colleges are ranking best in the nation as per the Ministry of Human Resources and Management. CheckNIRF Ranking


The above rankings are acknowledged worldwide by the colleges and universities of almost of the nations. The following are the factors on which these rankings are given to the PhD universities in India.


Academic Reputation

  Employer Reputation

  Faculty/Student Ratio

  Number of Faculty with a PhD

  Research Papers Per Faculty

  Research Citations Per Faculty

  Number of International Faculty

  Number of International Students 



List of Top 10 PhD Universities in India


Discover the top-ranked universities in India, offering the best PhD degrees. Even though there are several universities in foreign known for best research and opportunities, nothing beats these topmost Indian PhD universities.



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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


Scoring full marks in factors like Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay acquired the 1st position among all the PhD universities in India. The Institute ranked 162 as per the QS World Ranking 2019. Apart from this, the institute was able to acquire 8th Rank among the BRICS nations.


IIT Bombay


Know more about the institute at – IIT Bombay - What Makes It The Best?



 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


Located in Bengaluru, Karnataka also known as the “Silicon Valley of India”, the Institute claims the 170th place in the Best PhD universities in India by QS Global Rank. Apart from this, the Institute acquired 10th Rank among the various universities in BRICS nations by scoring perfect scores in factors like Staff with PhD and Papers Per Faculty.


IISc Bangalore


Know more about the admission process and courses offered at – IISc Bangalore Admission



 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras


With a joint rank of 264 as per QS Global Rank, IIT Madras is 3rd among the Top 10 PhD universities in India. As per the ranking of the universities in BRICS nations, the institute acquired 17th Rank.



IIT Madras


Know the fees of MSc and Integrated PhD courses in IIT Madras at – MSc Fee Structure



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 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi


The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is ranked 4th among the PhD universities in India and a world rank of 172nd among all the institutes of the world. The Institute scored the second-highest marks after IIT Bombay in Academic Reputation and Employer Reputation. IIT Delhi claims the 8th rank among the universities in BRICS nations.


IIT Delhi


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 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur


Rank 5th is acquired by IIT Kharagpur which is located in West Bengal in India. The Institute scored the highest scores in International Faculty Factor to claim a joint rank of 295th in QS World University Rankings. Among the BRICS nation’s universities, the institute stands on 23rd rank for PhD courses.



IIT Kharagpur




Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


With a global rank of 283, the institute is ranked 6th among the Top 10 PhD universities in India. IIT Kanpur scored a perfect score in the Staff with a PhD factor. Apart from this, the institute holds 4th position in Paper Per Faculty factor and 5th in the Academic Reputation factor scores. As per the BRICS rank, the institute holds a rank of 25.



IIT Kanpur



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 University of Hyderabad


Finally, a non-IIT university to mark its presence in the Best PhD universities in India. The University of Hyderabad holds a rank global rank between 591-600 and currently ranked among all the PhD universities in BRICS nations. Although it is ranked 7th among the universities in India, this institute has shown a great pace in acquiring this position at a younger age as compared to the IITs.


University of Hyderabad




University of Delhi


The University of Delhi is another non-IIT university which successfully marked its rank among the Top 10 PhD universities in India. Apart from being the largest university of the country, the institute has a global rank of 487 and a BRICS rank of 42.


University Of Delhi



Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee


Known as the oldest technical institute in Asia, IIT Roorkee holds the 9th rank among the PhD universities in India. The institute scored the highest marks in the top 10 for the factor of International Students Indicator. IIT Roorkee holds a global rank of 381 and a BRICS rank of 47.


IIT Roorkee


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Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati


Although it holds 10th rank among the PhD universities in India, IIT Guwahati scored the perfect score as per the Staff with PhD factor. The Institute is worldwide famous for its campus and infrastructure. IIT Guwahati currently holds 472nd rank as per the QS World University Ranking and 48th among the PhD universities in BRICS nations.


IIT Guwahati



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