Top 10 Arts Colleges in India

Top 10 Arts Colleges in India

Arts is collectively a stream or a system in education that is intended to give general knowledge and intellectual skills. After clearing higher secondary examination, a student can opt for Bachelor of Arts (BA) by taking a specialisation in any subject. Some of the important subjects in the field of arts offered by several colleges are literature, languages, law, history, performing arts, religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology and many more. After completing graduation, seniors can opt for Master of Arts (MA) in their preferred subjects. For further higher studies, they can also go for Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) or Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in their respective subjects. Students can also get up the following careers after studying as arts economist, historian, teacher/professor, journalist/writer/editor, translator, artist, philosopher, psychologist and many more. There are various art colleges in the country that offer courses in arts. Out of all these colleges, there are a few colleges that are known for giving quality education in the field of arts. Let’s have a look at the top 10 arts colleges in India as per 2016 rankings.

List of Top 10 Arts Colleges in India 2016 Ranking

10. Stella Maris College

Stella Maris College
It is a Catholic college for women in higher education and located in Chennai. The college is a youth institute and provides university-level education in the Christian atmosphere. It offers you both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The Stella Maris College is also an active participant in conservation and environmental initiatives.

9. Fergusson College

Fergusson College
Situated in Pune and found in 1885, Fergusson was the first privately governed college in the countryside. The college has two parts, a Junior Wing, which is for the students graduating from school, and the Senior Wing, which offers undergraduate and post-graduate courses. The college is also famous for its associations with Indian politics as the founders of this college belonged to the Indian National Congress, Hindu Nationalism and the Indian Communist Movement.

8. Hindu College

Hindu College
Another arts college from the University of Delhi is a member of the list of the top colleges. Hindu College, established in 1899, was earlier affiliated to the Punjab University as the DU was not established at that time. The college was also a centre of intellectual debate during the freedom struggle of the country. The college is known for its academic achievements and has a list of notable alumni added to it. Subramanian Swamy of the BJP, writer Anil Shorey, actor Manoj Kumar and Editor-in-Chief of Times Now Arnab Goswami are famous alumni of this great college.

7. Madras Christian College (MCC)

Madras Christian College (MCC)
A free arts and science college, MCC is one of the best colleges in Asia. Although the college is affiliated to the University of Madras, it functions as an autonomous institution from its campus in Tambaram, Chennai. The campus of the college is known for the variety of flora and fauna and distinctly rare trees. Former Director S. Radhakrishnan was an alumnus of the college.

5. Miranda House

Miranda House
The college belongs to DU and is situated in the North Campus of the University. It was established in 1948, and it gives courses in both science and arts. The college has a hostel that is one of the best residential houses in the university. The arts college is known for its academic excellence and education.

4. St. Xavier’s College Mumbai

St. Xavier's College Mumbai
Getting the fourth spot in our rankings, St. Xavier’s College is one of the most liked liberal arts colleges in India and had been awarded a five-star rating in the re-accreditation by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The Mumbai-based college gives both undergraduate and post-graduate courses in science, economics and arts. In 2006, it was rated as the greatest college for arts in the India.

3. St. Stephen’s College

St. Stephen's College
Delhi University’s St. Stephens College is a Christian arts college that offers an extensive range of courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The college resides in the North Campus of DU and is created by Walter Sykes George, a well-known Welsh artist. They ranked as the third most popular arts college in the country; it is also known for its students’ clubs and societies that are important in the holistic development of the students and the college.

2. Loyola College

Loyola College
The next spot is given to the Loyola college that is serving under the University of Madras, Loyola. It is an autonomous Jesuit institution. They were known for its aesthetic perfection. Loyola College is one of the few educational bodies in the countryside that are typically famed for their degree programmes in social science, arts and commerce programmes. It is also famous as an Industrial and Scientific Research Fellowship by the Department of Experimental and Industrial Research. The arts college is also given the title of “College of Distinction” by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

1. Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR)

Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR)
Winning the first spot in our rankings is not other than the Lady Shri Ram College for Women that has always been regard as one of the top rated institutes in India. Simply known as LSR is the college of DU that has been ranked as the best art college in the countryside by a survey conducted by India Today. It is a premier College for the higher learning for women. The college is offering dissimilar courses in social science, commerce, humanities and many other disciplines .

List of Top 10 Arts Universities in India 2016 Rankings

Rank Institute Location
1. Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi, Delhi 110024, India
2. Loyola College Sterling Road, Near Nungambakkam Railway Station, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034, India
3. St. Stephen’s College University Enclave, North Campus, New Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
4. St. Xavier’s College No. 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
5. Miranda House University of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
6. Christ University Hosur Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029, India
7. Madras Christian College (MCC) East Tambaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600059, India
8. Hindu College University of Delhi, University Enclave, Near St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, Delhi 110007, India
9. Fergusson College Fergusson College Campus, Fergusson College Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411004, India
10. Stella Maris College 17, Cathedral Rd, Chokkalingam Nagar, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086, India

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