Top Government Universities in UP 2024: Rankings, Course Fees, Top Recruiters

Shuchi Bagchi

Updated On: February 15, 2024 11:41 am IST

In terms of educational institutions and diversity of colleges, the state of Uttar Pradesh tops the list. If you are searching for top government universities in UP, the article will provide you with required information to make your selection process simpler.
Top Government Universities in UP

Top Government Universities in UP 2024: The state of Uttar Pradesh boasts of being home to various universities (both government and private). When it comes to Government universities, the list includes many prestigious names including IITs and IIMs. If you are looking for esteemed universities in UP, check the article below to gain an insight into the details such as the top universities, course fees, rankings, placements records, and much more. The list of top UP government universities in 2024 has been featured below:

1. IIM Lucknow

IIM Lucknow

IIM Lucknow is the 4th IIM to be established in India and certainly among the top government universities in UP. Widely, IIM Lucknow is known for its academic excellence, diverse student community, and strong industry exposure.  IIM Lucknow is known for introducing its flagship PGP program. Admission to the PGP program in IIM Lucknow is based on CAT Scores followed by a Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) level.

  • Approved By: UGC/AMBA
  • NIRF Ranking 2023: 6th
  • IIRF Ranking 2023: 4th in Management Category
  • Course Fees: INR 14,30,000 (Total fees)
  • Average Package: INR 32,23,000
  • Highest Package: INR 1 Crore per annum
  • Top Recruiters: Accenture, Deloitte, BCG, Barclays, Amazon
  • Exams Accepted:CAT exam/GMAT/GRE

2. IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur is one of the first IITs in India and is known as a top public technical university. IIT Kanpur was established in 1959 and its campus is located 15 km west of Kanpur city and is spread over 1050 acres of land. The IIT Kanpur offers more than 80 courses in the fields of science, engineering, management, and humanities. IIT Kanpur’s flagship course is BTech for which admission is given based on the JEE Advanced score followed by JoSAA counseling. Various other popular courses pursued by the students at IIT Kanpur are MTech, MSc, MBA course, MDes, etc. 

  • Approved By: UGC
  • NIRF Ranking 2023: 5th
  • Course Fees: INR 2,29,000 (1st year fees)
  • Average Package: INR 27 LPA
  • Highest Package: INR 1 Crore 90 Lakh per annum
  • Top Recruiters: Goldman Sachs, Reliance, ICICI Bank, Samsung
  • Exams Accepted: CAT/JEE Advanced/Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE)

3. Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS)


Under the State Legislature Act, the Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) was established in 1983 in Lucknow. SGPGIMS Lucknow is recognized by both  UGC and approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The institute offers a total of 22 courses in various disciplines such as MD, DM, M.Ch, PhD, and PDCC.

  • Approved By: MCI
  • NIRF Ranking 2023: 7th
  • Course Fees: INR 72,000 (1st year fees)
  • Average Package: INR 9 LPA
  • Highest Package: INR 12 LPA
  • Top Recruiters: HCL, Deloitte, KPMG
  • Exams Accepted:NEET PG, NEET SS, and Institute-based entrance exam

4. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)

Aligarh Muslim University

Currently, AMU has 13 faculties comprising 117 teaching departments, 3 academies, and 21 centers and institutes. AMU offers more than 300 courses in the spectrum of ancient and modern branches of education. Aligarh Muslim University offers common courses like BA, B.Voc., BSc, BCom, etc. The university is also popular for its B.Tech and MBBS programs. Admission to various courses at AMU is based on the Departmental Admission Test and the Entrance Exam conducted by AMU.

  • Approved By: UGC
  • NIRF Ranking 2023: 9th
  • Course Fees: INR 17,300 
  • Average Package: INR 8,00,000
  • Highest Package: INR 14,00,000
  • Top Recruiters: IBM, India Mart, Genpact, Mahindra, Cognizant
  • Exams Accepted:CUET UG/PG, NATA, NEET UG/PG

5. BHU


Banaras Hindu University (BHU), earlier known as Central Hindu College, is a central university located in Varanasi, India. BHU is recognized by the UGC and is accredited with an ‘A’ grade by NAAC. BHU campus is spread over 1,300 acres of land. BHU colleges comprise of 6 institutes, 14 faculties, 140 departments, 4 interdisciplinary centers, a constituent college for women, and 3 constituent schools.

  • Approved By: UGC/AIU
  • NIRF Ranking 2023: 11th
  • Course Fees: INR 2,000 (1st year fees)
  • Average Package: INR 23,00,000
  • Highest Package: INR 1,20,00,000
  • Top Recruiters: DHL, Infosys, ICICI Bank, Adani, Wipro 
  • Exams Accepted: CUET UG/PG, CAT

6. Institute of Hotel Management, Lucknow

IHM Lucknow

Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition was set up in the year 1969 as an ‘Institute of food craft’. The IHM Lucknow provides excellent opportunities to the students by imparting knowledge, training, and quality education in the field of tourism industry and hospitality. Admission to IHM Lucknow is based on both merit and entrance tests. Top specializations and most sought courses include- food production, bakery and confectionary, food and beverage service, hotel administration, etc.

  • Approved By: NCHMCT
  • India Today Ranking 2023: 7th out of 75 Hotel Management Institute
  • Course Fees: INR 1,33,400
  • Average Package: INR 3 LPA
  • Highest Package: INR 6 LPA
  • Top Recruiters: Rebel Foods, Oberois, Praxis, Dominos
  • Exams Accepted: NCHMCT JEE

7. AIIMS Gorakhpur - All India Institute of Medical Sciences Gorakhpur

AIIMS Gorakhpur

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Gorakhpur better known as AIIMS Gorakhpur is a public medical university located in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the four ‘Phase-IV’ All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) announced by the Ministry of Healthcare and Family Welfare (MHFW) under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) in July 2014. The prime goal of AIIMS Gorakhpur is to impart quality education in the Medical stream and healthcare facilities along with education and research to areas under-served in all such aspects.

  • Approved By: Medical Council of India (MCI)
  • Course Fees: INR 6,100 (1st year fees)
  • Average Package: INR 9 LPA
  • Highest Package: INR 12 LPA
  • Top Recruiters: Public & Private Hospitals and Medical Institutions
  • Exams Accepted: NEET UG

8. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), Lucknow

BBAU Lucknow

Located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University is a central university. The Ministry of Education, Government of India, founded BBAU Lucknow in 1996. Courses in engineering, humanities, sciences, agriculture, law, business, education, and other subjects are available at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels at the institution. Students belonging to the SC/ST category are eligible for 50% seat reservations at BBAU Lucknow.

  • Approved By: UGC/NAAC
  • India and World Ranking 2023: #42 out of 200 in India 2023 #5th in Uttar Pradesh
  • Course Fees: INR 1,80,000 - 2,00,000 (1st year fees)
  • Average Package: INR 3.44 LPA
  • Highest Package: INR 7.95 LPA
  • Top Recruiters: Public & Private Hospitals and Medical Institutions
  • Exams Accepted: NEET UG

9. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University, Lucknow

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University

Located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University is an affiliated university run by the state government. Situated in Chak Ganjaria City, Lucknow, it granted affiliation to all medical, dental, paramedical, and nursing institutes in the state of Uttar Pradesh, both government and private.

  • Approved By: UGC/NAAC
  • Institute Ranking 2023: Ranked #1001-1200 in the QS World University Rankings 2023
  • Course Fees: INR 2,68,000 (Total Course Fee)
  • Average Package: INR 1.8 LPA
  • Highest Package: INR 2 LPA
  • Top Recruiters: Public & Private Hospitals and Medical Institutions
  • Exams Accepted: NEET UG, NEET MDS

10. University of Lucknow

University of Lucknow

Based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, the University of Lucknow is a public state institution of higher learning. One of the earliest government-owned universities in India was established in 1867 and is called the University of Lucknow. More than 100 UG and PG courses are available at the university. There are eleven faculties at Lucknow University: Fine Arts, Science, Law, Education, Yoga and Alternative Medicine, Engineering and Technology, Unani, Ayurveda, and Commerce. 

  • Approved By: UGC, AICTE, ACU, AIU, DEC
  • NIRF Ranking 2023: Ranked #101 by the NIRF in the 'University' category for the year 2023
  • Course Fees: INR 3,20,000 (Total Course Fee)
  • Average Package: INR 8.6 LPA
  • Highest Package: INR 24.8 LPA
  • Top Recruiters: ONGC, SBI, HCL, ICICI Bank, MRF, Paytm, Samsung, Bajaj, Colgate, American Express
  • Exams Accepted: CAT, CUET PG, LUMET, NEET

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