College Of The Year

With a huge young population within the age bracket 5-24 years, the Indian education sector is profoundly growing today. IBEF reports, the education market in India to amount to $225 billion by 2025. In terms of higher education, India has one of the largest networks of higher education institutions in the world. Approximately, the entire higher education ecosystem in India comprises 1000+ universities and 42,000+ colleges imparting exemplary education. All these institutions are under proper administration of the Ministry of Education. As of 18 October 2022, the list of central universities published by the UGC counts 54 active central universities.

While there are As of 23 August 2022, the UGC lists 455 active state universities. While there are 455 active state universities, and 421 private universities according to the UGC consolidated list of universities, as of 23 August 2022. In case of deemed to be university, the UGC lists 126 institutes which were granted the deemed to be university status, as of 30 November 2021. Amongst the Institutes of National Importance(INIs), there are 23 IITs, 15 AIIMSs, 20 IIMs, 31 NITs, 25 IIITs, 7 IISERs, 7 NIPERs, 5 NIDs, 3 SPAs, 2 NIFTEMs, 5 Central universities, 4 Medical research institutes, and 14 other specialized institutes.

Having embraced Education 4.0 revolution, which promotes inclusive learning and increased employability, the Indian education sector furnished with state-of-the-art infrastructure, modern libraries, classrooms equipped with advanced amenities (such as smart class, computers, wifi-connectivity, and more) is exceptionally leveraging improved higher education in the country. Also, in the years to come it is also expected to advance on the cutting-edge technologies such as AI, ML, IoT and blockchain. With offline to digital movement there is much more India has to offer in terms of College education to the students.

Understanding the ample opportunities in this sector, this issue of Siliconindia magazine brings you a list of `College of the Year ­ 2022' which were selected by comprehensive examination by industry CEOs, VCs, CXOs and Siliconindia editorial board. We truly expect these institutions to meet your needs and we assure you that the list is prepared as we recognize the valuable contributions of the industries in the ever- expanding and competitive market.