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Top 10 deemed universities in India

As per latest statistics there are more than 109 deemed universities in India. A university is conferred by this title only when the Central government of India thinks it fit for the honor. Only when the United Grants Commission which is responsible for maintaining the standard of education in India recommends the name of a particular institute to the government only then can it acquire the status of a deemed university.

Out of the 109 deemed universities in India the top ten are the most preferred universities by students from India and abroad alike. The top ten deemed universities in India offer the widest range of courses spread across Arts, Commerce, Science, Engineering, MBA and medicine.

List of top ten deemed universities in India

Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages: Established with the aim of bringing about a qualitative change in the standard of teaching English in the country this university was showered with the title of a deemed university in India. This university has a number of schools, English departments and foreign language departments to its credit.

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The Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh-500 007
Phone : (+91 40) 868 131
Courses offered: M.A. Programme in English Literature, M.A. Program in Literary and Culture, M.Phil in English, Centre for English Study and Ph.D. Program in English Literature

Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad: Founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 as a mark of protest against the imposed British education system in India this institute was deemed as a university in 1963. Offering various diploma and degree courses of duration 6 months to 2 years this is one of the most important centers of learning in India.

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Gujarat Vidyapith
Nr. Income Tax Office, Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad – 380014
Phone : 079-27541392
Courses offered: Bachelor of Social Science, Master of human Resource development & Management and Master of Education

Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth,Tirupati: Established with the aim of reviving the Vedic Sanskrit language this university is ranked as A+ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The university also offers courses in English and Computer Science besides Sanskrit.

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Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha
(Deemed University)
Tirupati. - 517 507.
Andhra Pradesh,India.
Phone : 0877-2287809
Courses offered: Prak-Sastri, Acharya, and Certificate Courses in Sanskrit and P.G. Diploma in Yoga Vijnan

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra: Established with the aim of becoming the best engineering institute in the country this institute was bestowed with the title of deemed university in 1964. The pioneers of the concept of Nursery Shreds the Birla Institute of Technology offers degrees in the various fields of engineering.

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BIT Mesra
Birla Institute of Technology
Mesra, Ranchi-835 215
Jharkhand, INDIA
Phone :+91 651 2275444/2275896
UG courses offered: Biotechnology, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
PG courses offered: Space Engineering & Rocketry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, M.Tech in Fuels & Combustion and Scientific Computing.

Indian Institute of Science: Founded by Jamshedji Tata, Sir K Shesadri Iyer and Shri KrishnarajaWodeyer in 1911 this university was conferred with the title of deemed university in 1956. Offering degrees in some of the most complex studies of science like; Astrophysics, Inorganic Chemistry, Digital Information Service, Cryogenic Technology and Structural chemistry this is definitely one of the most diverse centers of learning in India.

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Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012, INDIA
Phone : : +91-80-23600757
PG courses offered: M.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering, Telecommunication, High Voltage Engineering and Signal Processing.

Nava Nalanda Mahavihara: One of the top ten deemed universities in India, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara is a seat of learning the doctrines of Buddhism and Pali.

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Nava Nalanda Mahavihara
Nalanda - 803111, Bihar, India
Phone: 06112-281820, 281897
Courses offered: M.A in Ancient Indian and Asian Studies, M.A in Pali, Diploma in Japanese, M.A in Philosophy and Diploma in Hindi.

Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics: One of the premiere institutes in the country for the study of Economics, this university was established in 1930.

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B.M.C. College Road,
Deccan Gymkhana, Pune - 411 004,
Phone: +91-20-25650287/25679940
Courses offered: M.A and PhD in Economics

Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad: Recognized as a deemed university in 1967, this is one of the top ten deemed universities in India. Students who want to take admission into this institute have to clear the IIT entrance exam.

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Indian School of Mines (ISM)
Dhanbad - 826004, Jharkhand, India.
Phone: (0326)2210024/25/26/27
Courses offered: Humanities and Applied Science, Applied Physics, Fuel and Mineral Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Electronics & Instrumentation

National Institute of Technology: Originally set up as an engineering institute National Institute of Technology was acknowledged as a deemed university in 2002. With an aim to train students in the area of the latest technological advancement this institute has a number of students coming from all across the world.

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National Institute of Technology Calicut ( Kozikhode)
NIT Campus P.O.
Kozikhode - 673 601.
Phone : 0495 : 2286101
Courses offered: B.Tech, M Tech, B Arch and M.C.A.

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai: Established in 1981 to cater to the requirement of growing management personnel by industries in India this institute is acclaimed as a deemed university in the field of management.

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NMIMS University
V. L. Mehta Road,
JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle (W),
Mumbai - 400 056. India.
Phone :+91 - 22 - 2613 4577
Courses offered: MBA Pharm, MBA Capital Market, MBA Global Business, MBA Retail Management and PGDBM.