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Central universities, or Union universities are established by Act of Parliament and are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education in the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. The UGC lists 41 central universities.

Visva Bharati University

Visva Bharati University

Location : West Bengal

Visva Bharati University, West Bengal was established in 1863 by Debendranath Tagore, the father of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore. Visva Bharati Shantiniketan was inaugurated in 1921. Visva Bharati was declared as a central university and an...

University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad

Location : Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad was established in 1974 with Prof. Gurbaksh Singh as its first Vice Chancellor, UoH - also known as Hyderabad Central University or HCU- has emerged as a leading centre of teaching and research. UoH is one of the...

University of Allahabad

University of Allahabad

Location : Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

University of Allahabad (AU), Allahabad was established in 1887, its the forth oldest university of India. The university has always occupied an esteemed place among the universities of India over a century now. It is a centrally funded affiliating...

University of  Delhi

University of Delhi

Location : New Delhi

University of Delhi (DU), Delhi was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an act of the Central Legislative Assembly. The University of Delhi is the premier university of the country and is known for its high standards...

Tripura University

Tripura University

Location : Agartala, Tripura

Tripura University (TU), West Tripura was established in 1987. The university was formed under the Tripura University Act, 2006. Later in 2007, it was converted to a central university. The university is accredited with “B” grade by NAAC. It...

The English and Foreign Languages University

The English and Foreign Languages University

Location : Hyderabad, Telangana

The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad was established in 1958 as Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages. EFLU started with the singular vision of developing competency building teacher education and training in the...

Tezpur University

Tezpur University

Location : Tezpur, Assam

Tezpur University, Sonitpur was established in 1994. The objects of this central university as envisaged in the statutes are that it shall strive to offer employment oriented and interdisciplinary courses to meet the regional to national aspirations and...

Sikkim University

Sikkim University

Location : Gangtok, Sikkim

Sikkim University (SU), Sikkim was established in 2006. The first Vice Chancellor of Sikkim University is Professor Mahendra P. Lama. It was established and fully funded by the Government of India under an Act of Parliament. It is a central university....

Rajiv Gandhi University

Rajiv Gandhi University

Location : Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Doimukh was established in 1984 as Arunachal University. RGU is the premier institution for higher education in the state of Arunachal Pradesh and has completed twenty five years of its existance. Ever since its inception,...

Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University

Location : Puducherry, Pondicherry

Pondicherry University (PU), Kalapet was established in 1985 by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament. The University is fully supported by the University Grants Commission and is reaccredited with ‘A’ Grade by NAAC. The...

North Eastern Hill University

North Eastern Hill University

Location : Shillong, Meghalaya

North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong was established in 1973. The university has been re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade. The objectives of the University, as laid down in the act, are to disseminate and advance knowledge by...

Nagaland University

Nagaland University

Location : Nagaland

Nagaland University, Nagaland was established in 2010 as a Central University. The mission of the university is to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities, to make provisions for integrated courses in...

Mizoram University

Mizoram University

Location : Aizawl, Mizoram

Mizoram University (MU), Mizoram is a Central University formed by an act of the parliament of India in 2000. Mizoram University in the current Scenario has changed immensely since the recent move of the main administration to its permanent campus at...

Maulana Azad National Urdu University

Maulana Azad National Urdu University

Location : Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Maulana Azad National Urdu University ( MANUU) , Hyderabad was established in 1998 by an act of Parliament to promote and develop the Urdu language and to impart vocational and technical education in Urdu medium through conventional and distance modes....

Manipur University

Manipur University

Location : Imphal, Manipur

Manipur University, Imphal was established in 1980 as Centre for Postgraduate Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University, which was then converted into a Central University in 2005. Since its inception, the university has witnessed a tremendous growth and...

Mahatma Gandhi Antrrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

Mahatma Gandhi Antrrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

Location : Wardha, Maharashtra

Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya was established in 1997, is also known as Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University. It was started to fulfill a dream of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Mahatma Gandhi was of the firm...

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Location : New Delhi, Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi was established in 1969. It is one of the most prestigious universities across the country. JNU is basically a research oriented university. Instead of colleges, JNU offers undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil and...

Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi

Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi

Location : New Delhi, Delhi

Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi was established in 1920 at Aligarh in United Provinces, India. It became a central university by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1988. In Urdu language, Jamia means University and Millia means National. It offers...

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University

Location : Anuppur, Madhya Pradesh

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak was established in 2007. The university is fully funded by the Central Government through the University Grant Commission. The university caters to the tribal a long cherished dream of higher...

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Location : New Delhi

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Delhi was established in 1985. The university was established by an Act of Parliament and has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education. It has tried to...

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Top Universities in India

  • Banaras Hindu University Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi established in 1916, is an internationally reputed temple of learning, situated in the holy city of Varanasi. Banaras Hindu University ranks a...
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi was established in 1969. It is one of the most prestigious universities across the country. JNU is basically a research oriented university. ...
  • University of Delhi University of Delhi (DU), Delhi was established in 1922 as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an act of the Central Legislative Assembly. The University of Delhi is the...
  • University of Calcutta, Kolkata University of Calcutta, Kolkata was established in 1857, during the administration of Lord Canning, the Governor General of India. The University of Calcutta is the oldest of the mode...
  • Anna University, Chennai Anna University, Chennai was established in 1978 as a unitary type of University. The Anna University, which is of the affiliated type, is a member of the Association of Indian Unive...
  • University of Mumbai University of Mumbai established in 1857, was earlier known as University of Bombay is one of the oldest and premier universities in India. As a sequel to the change in the name of th...
  • University of Hyderabad University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad was established in 1974 with Prof. Gurbaksh Singh as its first Vice Chancellor, UoH - also known as Hyderabad Central University or HCU- has e...
  • Indian Institute of Science, (IISc), Bangalore Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore established in 1909 as a 'Research Institute' or 'University of Research' by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, Indian Institute of Science Banga...
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata Jadavpur University (JU), Kolkata was established in 1955. The university is an educational and research institution in India. Jadavpur University is at present an internationally rec...
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad Osmania University (OU), Hyderabad was established in 1918, is the seventh oldest in India, the third oldest in south India and the first to be established in the erstwhile princely s...

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