Central Universities in India: NIRF Rank and Admission Process

Published: | February 20, 2018
Central Universities in India: NIRF Rank and Admission Process
  • Central universities in India are quite popular among students when it comes to quality education at an affordable cost.
  • Central Universities are also considered as the premier educational institutes for higher learning in India.
  • There are 47 central universities in India.

Central Universities in India are also known as the union universities that have been established by an Act of Parliament. At present, there are 47 central universities in India, out of which 40 varsities come under the preview of UGC, Department of Higher Education and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

Central universities are also considered as the premier educational institutes for higher learning in India. Uttar Pradesh is the only state with six central universities whereas Andhra Pradesh and Goa still do not have a central university. The President in power is the official 'Visitor' of all the central universities in India. He/she is also bestowed upon the responsibility of appointing a Vice Chancellors of these universities with adequate assistance from the MHRD. The President can also nominate members to the Executive Council, Selection Committee, Board of Management of these universities.

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CollegeDekho brings you the state-wise list of central universities along with their NIRF rank and admission process/qualifying examination for different courses offered at these universities.

List of Central Universities in India:

State

Name of the Central University

Year of Establishment

NIRF Rank

Admission Process/ Entrance Exam

Uttar Pradesh

Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University

2014

NA

  • AIEEA (All India Entrance Exam for Admission) conducted by Indian Council of Agriculture Research

Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University

2013

NA

  • Rajiv Gandhi National University Entrance Exam

University of Allahabad

1887

95

  • UGAT
  • PGAT
  • LAT (for Law Courses)

Banaras Hindu University

1916

03

  • BHU UET
  • BHU PET

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University

1996

NA

  • Entrance Test for UG, PG and Ph.D. Courses

Aligarh Muslim University

1920

11

  • AMUEEE (Engineering)
  • SSSC (Science Stream)
  • SSSC (Humanities & Common Stream)
  • Separate Entrance Exam for Other courses

Gujarat

Central University of Gujarat

2009

NA

  • Computer-Based Entrance Test for UG, PG, Ph.D. and M.Phil Courses

Bihar

Central University of Bihar

2009

NA

  • CUCET

Nalanda University

2010

NA

  • Direct Admission will be granted based on the performance of applicants in Personal Interview

Mahatma Gandhi Central University

2016

NA

  • Graduate Entrance Test (GET)
  • Masters Entrance Test (MET)

Chhattisgarh

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya

1983

NA

  • Vishwavidyalaya Entrance Test (VET)

Haryana

Central University of Haryana

2009

NA

  • CUCET

Himachal Pradesh

Central University of Himachal Pradesh

2009

NA

  • Direct admission for UG courses
  • Entrance test for PG courses

Jammu & Kashmir

Central University of Jammu

2011

NA

  • CUCET

Central University of Kashmir

2009

NA

  • CUCET

Jharkhand

Central University of Jharkhand

2009

NA

  • CUCET

Karnataka

Central University of Karnataka

2009

NA

  • CUCET

Kerala

Central University of Kerala

2009

NA

  • CUCET

Orissa

Central University of Orissa

2009

NA

  • CUOEE (Central University of Orissa Entrance Exam)

Punjab

Central University of Punjab

2009

NA

  • CUCET

Rajasthan

Central University of Rajasthan

2009

NA

  • CUCET

Tamil Nadu

Central University of Tamil Nadu

2009

NA

  • CUCET

Indian Maritime University

2008

NA

  • CET (Common Entrance Test)

Uttarakhand

Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University

1973

NA

  • Direct Admission

West Bengal

Visva Bharati University

1921

19

  • Merit-based admissions or entrance test

Tripura

Tripura University

1987

NA

  • Entrance Test for all courses

Sikkim

Sikkim University

2007

NA

  • Not Available (NA)

Pondicherry

Pondicherry University

1985

37

  • Entrance Test for all courses

Nagaland

Nagaland University

1994

NA

  • Merit-based Admission to PG Courses
  • Entrance Exam for M.Phil and Ph.D. Courses

Manipur

Manipur University

1980

NA

  • Not Available

Central Agricultural University

1993

NA

  • AIEEA

Meghalaya

North Eastern Hill University

1973

48

  • Mandatory Entrance Test for M.Phil and Ph.D. Courses
  • UG and PG Courses – Not Available

Mizoram

Mizoram University

2000

58

  • Merit-based admissions for UG
  • MZ EEE for B.Tech
  • Entrance Test for PG, M.Phil and Ph.D. Courses

Maharashtra

Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya

1997

NA

  • Entrance Test for all Courses

Madhya Pradesh

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University

2007

NA

  • IGNTU-AIEE

Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya

1946

NA

  • Entrance Test for UG, PG and Ph.D. Courses

Delhi

Jamia Millia Islamia

1920

12

  • Entrance Test for all Course

University of Delhi

1922

08

  • UG admissions based on Merit
  • Entrance Test for PG Courses

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

1969

02

  • JNUEE

Indira Gandhi National Open University

1985

NA

  • No Entrance for most UG and PG Courses
  • IGNOU OPENMAT (MBA)
  • Entrance Test for B.Ed, Ph.D. and Nursing Courses

South Asian University

2010

NA

  • Entrance Test for all Courses

Telangana

English and Foreign Languages University

1958

NA

  • Entrance Test for various courses

Maulana Azad National Urdu University

1998

NA

  • Not Available

University of Hyderabad

1974

07

  • All India Entrance Exam

Assam

Tezpur University

1994

30

  • Entrance Test for all Major Courses

Assam University

1994

92

  • Combined Research Entrance Test for M.Phil and Ph.D. Courses

Arunachal Pradesh

Rajiv Gandhi University

1985

76

  • RGUCET

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Out of these 47 universities, only 10 varsities conduct the Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) for the admission to different courses. Rest of the universities conduct separate entrance exams and admission process for different courses.

Central universities are expected to release the admission notifications in March/ April.

We hope that the above information is useful for you. All the Best!

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