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State-Wise List of Autonomous Colleges in India

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: January 23, 2020 05:34 pm IST

The number of autonomous colleges in India is increasing almost every year. The list of the most popular autonomous colleges in each state of India is given in this article.

State-Wise List of Autonomous Colleges in India

The Indian higher education system comprises both public and private universities or colleges. The central and state governments run the public institutes/universities, while different societies and bodies run private institutes/universities. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has the authority to control all these institutes through pre-defined guidelines and norms.

Although universities enjoy autonomy with respect to framing the syllabus of different courses and conducting exams, there are other higher educational institutes in India that have the autonomy to award degrees. However, these institutes are not referred to as ‘university’ according to the provisions of the UGC Act. These fall under the list of autonomous colleges in India, in the case of which, the control of the affiliated university and UGC will be minimal.

Features of Autonomous Institutes in India:

The basic features of autonomous colleges in India remain the same for every institute. Some of the most important features of the autonomous colleges of India are given below.

  • They run and function as per their own rules, but of course, without violating the basic guidelines and norms set by the UGC.
  • They have the liberty to frame their own structured syllabus and curriculum.
  • They are allowed to conduct exams and declare the results without relying on the affiliated university.
  • The syllabus, curriculum and examination system of these colleges is different from that of the state universities.

The state of Tamil Nadu dominates the list of autonomous institutes in India, with a total of 193 autonomous colleges functioning in the state out of the total 708 autonomous colleges in India.

CollegeDekho brings to you the list of top autonomous colleges/institutes in India. They as listed state-wise below.

List of Autonomous Colleges in Tamil Nadu:

There are about 193 colleges in Tamil Nadu that enjoy an autonomous status. Some of the popular autonomous colleges in Tamil Nadu are listed below:

Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, KaraikudiCoimbatore Institute of Tech Civil Aerodrome
Government College of Technology, CoimbatoreKarpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore
National Engineering College, KovilpattiP.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore
Thiagarajar College of Engineering, MaduraiBishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli
Holy Cross College, TiruchirappalliPoompuhar College, Melaiyur
St. Joseph’s College, TiruchirappalliErode Arts & Science College, Rangampalayam
Kongu Arts and Science College, NanajanapuramPSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore
Guru Nanak College, ChennaiLoyola College, Chennai
Devanga Arts College, AruppukottaiSt. Xavier’s College, Tirunelveli
Y.M.C.A. College of Physical Education, Madras--

List of Autonomous Colleges in Andhra Pradesh:

The number of autonomous colleges in Andhra Pradesh comes to a total of 104. Some of the popular autonomous colleges of Andhra Pradesh are listed below.

Andhra Loyola College, VijayawadaGovernment College for Women, Guntur
KBN College, Kothapeta, VijayawadaJ.M.J. College of Women, Tenali
Government Degree College, RajahmundryIdeal College of Arts & Science, Kakinada
Sir C R Reddy College, EluruP.R. Government Degree College (Men), Kakinada
Andhra University College of Engineering, Andhra UniversityGayatri College of Science & Management, Srikakulam
Maharajah’s College, VizianagaramAditya Engineering College
Gudlavalleru Engineering CollegePrasad V. Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada
Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College, VijayawadaMaris Stella College, Vijayawada
P.B. Siddhartha College of Arts & Science, VijayawadaSri Sai Baba National Degree College, Anantapur

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List of Autonomous Colleges in Karnataka:

Karnataka has a total of 71autonomous colleges, some of which are listed below.

Jyoti Nivas College, HosurKristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
Mount Carmel College, BangaloreSt. Joseph's College, Bangalore
Government Arts College, ChitradurgaK.L.E. Society’s P.C. Jabin Science College, Hubli
Government College, GulbargaSahyadri Science College, Shimoga
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College, UdupiSt. Agnes College, Mangalore
St. Ann's College of Education, MangaloreSt. Aloysius College, Mangalore
JSS Law College, MysoreAll India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Naimisham Campus, Mysore
K.L.E. Society’s Lingaraj College, BelgaumNew Horizon College of Engineering, Bangalore
PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore--

List of Autonomous Colleges in Telangana:

There are a total of 60 autonomous institutes in Telangana state which are mostly concentrated in cities like Hyderabad and Warangal. Check the list of popular autonomous colleges in Telangana below.

CMR College of Engineering & Technology, HyderabadGeethanjali College of Engineering and Technology
JNTUH College of Engineering, HyderabadVaagdevi College of Engineering, Warangal
Vardhaman College of Engineering, HyderabadChaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Loyola Academy Degree & P.G. College, SecunderabadNizam College, Hyderabad
MVS Government Arts & Science College, MahbubnagarGirraj Government College, Nizamabad
Nagarjuna Govt. College NalgondaGovernment Degree College

List of Autonomous Colleges in Maharashtra:

Every year, many students move to Maharashtra to pursue their higher education dream as the state offers good quality education and job opportunities. There are a total of 86autonomous colleges in Maharashtra that enjoy special powers. Some of these colleges are listed below.

Govt. College of Arts & Science, AurangabadBhusawal Arts, Science and P.O. Nahata Commerce College
College of Engineering, PuneFergusson College, Pune
MIT Academy of Engineering, PuneDatta Meghe Institute of Management Studies, Nagpur
Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering, NagpurKolhapur Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering
K.J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, MumbaiK.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai
St. Xavier’s College, MumbaiVeermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai
S.V.T. College of Home Science, Mumbai

List of Autonomous Colleges in Odisha:

The eastern state of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, has a total of 47 autonomous colleges. Popular colleges include the following:

Rayagada College, RayagadaVikram Dev College, Jeypore
C.V. Raman College of Engineering, BhubaneswarIndira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang
Shailabala Women’s College, CuttackRajendra College, Balangir
K.B.D.A.V. College, NarakarpurNimapara College, Puri
Talcher College, TalcherIspat College, Rourkela
Gangadhar Maher College, SambalpurRamadevi Women’s College, Bhubaneswar

List of Autonomous Colleges in Madhya Pradesh:

Madhya Pradesh has a total of 41 autonomous colleges across the state. Popular colleges that attract a large number of students are listed below.

Pt. S.N. Shukla Government P.G. College, ShahdolThakur Ranmat Singh Arts College, Rewa
Government Geetanjali Girls College, BhopalInstitute for Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE), Bhopal
Government Arts & Commerce College, IndorePioneer Institute of Professional Studies, Indore
Government Maharaja P.G. College, ChhattarpurShri. G.S. Institute of Technology & Science, Indore
G.S. College of Commerce & Economics, JabalpurSt. Aloysius College, Jabalpur

List of Autonomous Colleges in Kerala:

A state with the highest literacy rate, Kerala has a total of 19 autonomous colleges. Check the list of popular colleges below.

CMS College, KottayamRajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi
St. Albert’s College, ErnakulamSt. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam
St. Thomas College, ThrissurFatima Mata National College, Kollam

List of Autonomous Colleges in West Bengal:

The state of West Bengal has 15 autonomous colleges at present. These include:

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, KolkataPanskura Banamali College, Medinipur
Midnapore CollegeNarula Institute of Technology, Agarpara
JIS College of Engineering, KalyaniJalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri
Heritage Institute of Technology, KolkataGuru Nanak Institute of Technology, Kolkata
Government College of Engineering & Ceramic Technology, Kolkata--

​List of Autonomous Colleges in Chhattisgarh:

Chhatisgarh has approximately 11 autonomous colleges. The most popular ones are:

K.G. Arts & Science College, RaigarhGovernment Bilas Girls PG Autonomous College, Bilaspur
Government E. Raghvendra Rao PG Science CollegeGovt. Nagarjuna PG College of Science, Raipur
Government Degree College, Jagdalpur--

List of Autonomous Colleges in Uttar Pradesh:

Uttar Pradesh has a large population of young students who are keen to pursue higher education in different streams of study. There are a total of 11 autonomous colleges in UP, some of which are listed below.

Institute of Engineering & Technology, LucknowKamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur
Udai Pratap College, VaranasiHarcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur
National P.G. College, Lucknow--

​List of Autonomous Colleges in Punjab:

There are 11 colleges of autonomous nature in the state of Punjab. Few of them include:

Khalsa College, AmritsarAmritsar College of Engineering & Technology
Shaheed Bhagat Singh State Technical Campus, FerozpurMata Gujri College, Fatehgarh
Sophia Girls College, Ajmer--

List of Autonomous Colleges in Jharkhand:

Jharkhand has a total of 5 autonomous colleges. These are:

St. Xavier’s College, RanchiRanchi Women’s College
Ranchi CollegeMarwari College
Jamshedpur Women’s College Bistupur--

List of Autonomous Colleges in Himachal Pradesh:

Himachal Pradesh has 5 autonomous colleges which include the following:

Vallabh Govt. College, MandiGovernment College, Dharamshala
Government Sanskrit College, SolanGovernment Engineering College, Bilaspur
G.B.Pant Memorial Government PG College, Rampur Bhushaher--

​List of Autonomous Colleges in Gujarat:

Gujarat has 4 autonomous colleges that offer a variety of courses both at the UG and PG level. These colleges are:

Shree Manibhai Virani & Smt. Navalben Virani Science CollegeBirla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya
St. Xavier’s CollegeLok Bharati Lok Seva Mahavidyalaya

List of Autonomous Colleges in Uttarakhand:

Uttarakhand, popular colleges in the field of engineering, has 4 autonomous colleges. The list is as follows:

G.B. Pant Engineering College, UttarakhandDehradun Institute of Technology, Dehradun
Bipin Chandra Tripathi Kumaon Engineering College, DwarahatPt. L.M.S. Govt. P.G. College, Dehradun

​List of Autonomous Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir:

Jammu and Kashmir region has 3 autonomous colleges including:

List of Autonomous Colleges in Pondicherry:

There are a total of 3 autonomous colleges in Pondicherry region that are:

List of Autonomous Colleges in Rajasthan:

Rajasthan also has 5 autonomous colleges. Some of them are:

List of Popular Autonomous Colleges in Nagaland:

There are 3 autonomous colleges in Nagaland which include:

List of Autonomous Colleges in Assam:

Assam has2 autonomous collegesthat are:

List of Autonomous Colleges in Haryana:

There is only1 autonomous college in Haryanathat is:

List of Autonomous Colleges in Manipur:

Like Haryana, Manipur also has only 1 autonomous collegewhich is:

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