Smithies Where Our Future Will Be Forged

In these stormy times, Outlook's annual ranking of India's top professional colleges—in its fourth edition, this time with GfK-Mode—is an island of reassuring calm.
Smithies Where Our Future Will Be Forged
Narendra Bisht
Smithies Where Our Future Will Be Forged
Outlook-GfK-Mode Survey

Top 3 Engineering Colleges

  • IIT, Kharagpur
  • IIT, Bombay
  • IIT, Kanpur
Top 3 Medical Colleges
  • AIIMS, Delhi
  • CMC, Vellore
  • AFMC, Pune
Top 3 Dental Colleges
  • CDS, Manipal
  • Maulana Azad, Delhi
  • Govt Dental College, Mumbai
Top 3 Law Colleges
  • NLSIU, Bangalore
  • NUJS, Calcutta
  • NALSR, Hyderabad
Top 3 Colleges For Social Work
  • TISS, Mumbai
  • DSSW, Delhi Univ
  • CSW, Mumbai Univ
Top 3 Architecture
  • IIT, Kharagpur
  • Sir JJ College, Mumbai
  • SPA, Delhi
Top 3 Mass Communication
  • IIMC, Delhi
  • Xavier Inst, Mumbai
  • AJ Kidwai, Delhi
Top 3 Hotel Management Colleges
  • IHM, Mumbai
  • Oberoi Centre, Delhi
  • IHM, Delhi


  • Government biggies like the IITs in Kharagpur, Kanpur and Roorkee topped in placement with 100% success rates.
  • 41% of the Top 75 engineering colleges are privately owned. Colleges like BITS Pilani top private ranks.
  • Only two private colleges topped in their categories: TISS, Mumbai, and Manipal Dental College.
  • 10 of the Top 15 dental colleges are from south India. Eight of them are private institutions.



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