State universities in India are run by the state government of each of the states and territories and are usually established by a local legislative assembly act. The University Grants Commission (UGC) publishes and regularly updates the lists of state universities. Following are some of the top universities in India to have undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees at the minimum fees:
University of Mumbai
The University of Mumbai (MU) is one first of three state universities to be established in India and is one of the best universities in India. The university has two campuses namely Fort and Kalina with various centers, institutes, and departments in its faculties. The University has achieved Grade ‘A+’ accreditation by NAAC. Many colleges in Mumbai are affiliated with the university has its own campus with specialized departments and great facilities. The University of Mumbai has several hundred colleges offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses of study in the faculties of arts, commerce, science, engineering, management, and law. The university also offers distance learning programs which are helping many students across the country to learn and enhance their abilities. Known for its student support and progression the University of Mumbai strides forward in its untiring pursuit of excellence in all streams, a pursuit that has seen UGC accord it recognition.
Kolkata University is the first multidisciplinary and western-style institution in Asia. The University has achieved Grade ‘A’ accreditation by NAAC. Kolkata University has also earned the status of center with potential for excellence in a particular area from the University Grants Commission (UGC). At present, there are 151 colleges and 21 institutes affiliated with the University. The university has undergraduates, postgraduates, diploma degrees, and doctoral degrees. The University has a rich culture and is highly traditional in its own way.
University of Madras
The University of Madras is one of the three oldest universities in India and is situated in the city of Chennai. This affiliating university has six campuses in the city of Marina, Guindy, Chepauk, Maduravoyal, Taramani, and Chetpet with more than 65 departments. Accredited with NAAC five-star status and conferred with the status of “University with a potential for Excellence” by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The current Post-Graduate Courses of the university include M.A., M.Sc., M.Com., M.C.A., M.B.A., besides P.G. Diploma / Certificate Programmes, Research Programmes, and sponsored Research Programmes sponsored by UGC, CSIR, and DST. Twenty-four colleges have introduced Vocational Education Schemes of UGC at the first-degree level. The university’s institute of distance education is known for its need and skilled-based courses of study. This university stands as an edifice of education not only in education but social commitment through research and education.
University of Pune
The University of Pune is a UGC-recognized state university and one of the oldest public universities in India. Spread over a sprawling campus of 411 acres Pune University has 46 academic departments and numerous affiliated colleges, departments, and research institutes, which are primarily located in Pune. Popularly referred to as the “Oxford of the East” PU has 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The university attracts many foreign students due to its excellent facilities with good accommodation facilities. The university conducts seminars and conferences for students. Known for its well-founded student support services the Placement center of this university provides training and placement assistance to students.
University of Rajasthan
The University of Rajasthan is a public and state university and the oldest university in the state of Rajasthan and is located in the city of Jaipur. The university was recently accredited with an A+ rating by NAAC for providing useful education and practical training to students. This teaching cum affiliating university comprises the departments of arts, science, commerce, education, fine arts, management, law, social sciences, technology, business administration, and interdisciplinary programs. The university also comprises research centers in the faculties of arts, science, and social sciences. The University of Rajasthan also provides one of the best infrastructure in teaching facilities with smart classrooms and easy access to e-journals and well-equipped sports facilities.
Shivaji University is a UGC-recognized public university located in Kolhapur. The university affiliates more than 260 colleges in the districts of Kolhapur, Satara, and Sangli. The university imparts education in 10 major faculties of Arts, Social Science, Science, Commerce, Education, Fine Arts, Law, Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Engineering, and Technology. It has also opened up to higher learning and research in rapidly emerging fields of Industrial Chemistry, Space Science, Environmental Science, Bio-Chemistry, Sericulture, Polymer Chemistry, and Computer Science, in addition to basic science disciplines. The university’s excellence in streams of research has been recognized by central funding agencies like UGC, DST, and DBT. This university is also known for its unique merit scholarship scheme offering 500 scholarships to meritorious students in affiliated colleges.
Andhra University is one of the oldest universities in the country, and also the first to be conceived as a residential cum teaching cum affiliating university in the country devoted mainly to post-graduate training and research. Recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited by NAAC the university offers 313 courses in the faculties of arts, commerce, management, science & technology, engineering, law, pharmacy, and education. Presently the university has 636 affiliate colleges under its territorial jurisdiction. Noted for its student support services the university has kept faithful to its objective of catering to the educational and sociological needs of the region.