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List of autonomous higher education institutes in India

The higher education system in India includes both private and public universities. Public universities are supported by the Government of India and the state governments, while private universities are mostly supported by various bodies and societies. Universities in India are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.[1] In addition, 16 Professional Councils are established, controlling different aspects of accreditation and coordination.[2] The types of universities controlled by the UGC include Central universities,[3][4] State universities,[5] Deemed universities[6] and Private universities[7]

In addition to the above universities, other institutions are granted the permission to autonomously award degrees, and while not called "university" by name, act as such. They usually fall under the administrative control of the Department of Higher Education. In official documents they are called "autonomous bodies",[8] "university-level institutions",[9] or even simply "other central institutions".[10] Such institutes include:

  • Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are a group of autonomous engineering and technology-oriented institutes with special funding and administration. The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 lists sixteen IITs at (BHU) Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), Bombay (Maharashtra), Delhi (Delhi), Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Guwahati (Assam), Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Kharagpur (West Bengal), Madras (Tamil Nadu), Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Patna (Bihar), Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Roorkee (Uttarakhand) and Ropar (Punjab).[11]
  • School of Planning and Architecture (SPAs) are a group of architecture and planning schools established by Ministry of HRD, Government of India. All the SPAs are premier centrally funded institution.[12]
  • National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are a group of engineering, science, technology and management schools which were established as "Regional Engineering Colleges" and upgraded in 2003 to national status and central funding. The latest act governing NITs is the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007 which declared them Institutes of National Importance. It lists twenty NITs.[13] In 2010 the government announced plans for ten more.[14]
  • Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are a group of business schools created by the Government of India. IIMs are registered Societies governed by their respective Board of Governors. The Department of Higher Education lists 13 IIMs.[15]
  • Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) are a group of five institutes established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, devoted to science education and research in basic sciences. They are broadly set on the lines of the Indian Institute of Science.[16]
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are a group of autonomous public medical colleges of higher education. These are seven in numbers and are established by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with the aim of correcting regional imbalances in quality tertiary level healthcare in the country, and attaining self-sufficiency in graduate and postgraduate medical education.
  • National Law Universities (NLU) are universities established for promotion of legal research and legal profession in India. There are around 15 National Law Universities in India which are autonomous in nature. The prominent among them are National Law School of India University and NALSAR University of Law
  • The Institutes or Universities which falls under the category of University-level institutions. One specific such group is the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), a group of four institutes focused on information technology. They are established by the central government, centrally funded, and managed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Of specific interest are Institutes of National Importance (INIs). INIs are institutions which are set by an act of parliament. They receive special recognition and funding. The Department of Higher Education's list includes 39 institutions.[17] Some other institutes were also officially awarded the status.[18][19][20] INIs are marked below with a hash (#).

Institutes

List of autonomous institutes
Institute State Location Type Established Specialization
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada SPA 2008 Architecture
Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University Visakhapatnam NLU 2008 Law
National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Yupia NIT# 2010 Technology
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Assam Guwahati IIT# 1994 Technology
National Institute of Technology, Silchar Silchar NIT# 1967 Technology
National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam Guwahati NLU 2010 Law
Chanakya National Law University Bihar Patna NLU 2006 Law
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna Patna IIT # 2008 Technology
National Institute of Technology, Patna Patna NIT# 1924 Technology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna Patna AIIMS# 2012 Medical
Hidayatullah National Law University Chhattisgarh Raipur NLU 2003 Law
Indian Institute of Management Raipur Raipur IIM 2010 Management
National Institute of Technology, Raipur Raipur NIT# 1956 Technology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur Raipur AIIMS# 2012 Medical
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Delhi Delhi IIT# 1961 Technology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi Delhi AIIMS# 1956 Medical
National Law University, Delhi Delhi NLU 2008 Law
School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi Delhi SPA 1941 Architecture
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Gujarat Ahmedabad IIM 1961 Management
Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar NLU 2004 Law
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Chandkheda IIT # 2008 Technology
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat NIT# 1961 Technology
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak Haryana Rohtak IIM 2010 Management
National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra Kurukshetra NIT# 1963 Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Himachal Pradesh Mandi IIT # 2009 Technology
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur Hamirpur NIT# 1986 Technology
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar NIT# 1960 Technology
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi Jharkhand Ranchi IIM 2010 Management
National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi NLU 2010 Law
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur Jamshedpur NIT# 1960 Technology
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Karnataka Bangalore IIM 1973 Management
National Law School of India University Bangalore NLU 1987 Law
National Institute of Technology, Karnataka Surathkal NIT# 1960 Technology
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Thiruvananthapuram IISER# 2008 Science
National University of Advanced Legal Studies Cochin NLU 2005 Law
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Kozhikode IIM 1996 Management
National Institute of Technology Calicut Kozhikode NIT# 1961 Technology
National Institute of Technology, Manipur Manipur Imphal NIT# 2010 Technology
Indian Institute of Management Indore Madhya Pradesh Indore IIM 1998 Management
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal Bhopal IISER# 2008 Science
National Law Institute University Bhopal NLU 1997 Law
Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore IIT # 2009 Technology
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur Jabalpur IIIT # 2005 Information Technology
Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior Gwalior IIIT # 2005 Information Technology
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal NIT# 1960 Technology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal Bhopal AIIMS# 2012 Medical
School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal Bhopal SPA 2008 Architecture
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Maharashtra Mumbai IIT# 1958 Technology
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur NIT# 1960 Technology
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune Pune IISER# 2006 Science
Indian Institute of Management Shillong Meghalaya Shillong IIM 2007 Management
National Institute of Technology Meghalaya Shillong NIT# 2010 Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Orissa Bhubaneswar IIT # 2008 Technology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar AIIMS # 2012 Medical
National Law University Odisha Cuttack NLU 2009 Law
National Institute of Technology Rourkela Rourkela NIT# 1961 Technology
Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Punjab Jalandhar NIT# 1987 Technology
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala NLU 2006 Law
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali Mohali IISER# 2007 Science
Indian Institute of Technology Ropar Ropar IIT # 2008 Technology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur Rajasthan Jodhpur AIIMS# 2012 Medical
National Law University, Jodhpur Jodhpur NLU 2001 Law
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur Udaipur IIM 2011 Management
Indian Institute of Technology Rajasthan Jodhpur IIT # 2008 Technology
Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur Jaipur NIT# 1963 Technology
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design & Manufacturing Kancheepuram Tamil Nadu Chennai IIIT # 2007 Information Technology
Tamil Nadu National Law School Tiruchirapalli NLU 2013 Law
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli IIM 2011 Management
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai IIT# 1959 Technology
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirapalli NIT# 1964 Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Telangana Hyderabad IIT # 2008 Technology
National Institute of Technology, Warangal Warangal NIT# 1959 Technology
NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad NLU 1998 Law
National Institute of Technology, Agartala Tripura Agartala NIT# 2006 Technology
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Uttar Pradesh Lucknow IIM 1984 Management
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University Lucknow NLU 2005 Law
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Rae Bareli INI# 2007 Petroleum Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur IIT# 1959 Technology
Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi Varanasi IIT # 1919 Technology
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad Allahabad IIIT # 1999 Information Technology
Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad NIT# 1961 Technology
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur Uttarakhand Kashipur IIM 2011 Management
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh Rishikesh AIIMS# 2012 Medical
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee IIT# 1847 Technology
National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand Pauri NIT# 2009 Technology
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta West Bengal Joka IIM 1961 Management
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur IIT# 1951 Technology
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah IIEST# 1856 Engineering
Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata ISI# 1931 Statistics
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata Kalyani IISER# 2006 Science
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur Durgapur NIT# 1960 Technology
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata NLU 1999 Law

# Institute of National Importance

See also

References

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  2. ^ "::: Professional Councils-Inside H E – University Grants Commission :::". ugc.ac.in.  
  3. ^ "Central Universities". mhrd.gov.in.  
  4. ^ "Central Universities". ugc.ac.in.  
  5. ^ "List of State Universities" (PDF).  
  6. ^ ":::Deemed University – University Grants Commission :::". ugc.ac.in.  
  7. ^ ":::Private Universities – University Grants Commission :::". ugc.ac.in.  
  8. ^ "Autonomous Bodies – Higher Education". education.nic.in.  
  9. ^ "Inclusive and Qualitative Expansion of Higher Education".  
  10. ^ "Other Central Institutions |". mhrd.gov.in.  
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  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ "National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007" (PDF). Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Ten New NITs for non-NIT States and UTs" (PDF). Central Counselling Board. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  15. ^ "Technical Education – Centrally funded Institutions – Management Education". education.nic.in.  
  16. ^ "Technical Education – Centrally funded Institutions". education.nic.in.  
  17. ^ "The Institutes of National Importance" (PDF).  
  18. ^ "B'lore: NIMHANS gets national importance status".  
  19. ^ "The Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Kancheepuram Ordinance, 2011" (PDF). 1 July 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  20. ^ "Press Information Bureau English Releases – Rajya Sabha Passes Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Bill 2007". pib.nic.in (Press release).  
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