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Top Arts Colleges of India

Listed below is a ready reckoner of the top Arts Colleges of India. The list includes the top 10 as well as the top 20 Arts Colleges of India in specific fileds like engineering, arts and commerce. This list is based on the India Today-AC Nielsen-Org-Marg Survey.

Top 10 Arts Colleges in India
Top 11-20 Arts Colleges in India
Top 5 Arts Colleges in Delhi
Top 5 Arts Colleges in Mumbai
Top 5 Arts Colleges in Kolkata
Top 5 Arts Colleges in Bangalore
Top 5 Arts Colleges in Chennai

Top 10 Arts Colleges in India

  1. St. Xavier's College, Mumbai(Est: 1869)

    5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai-400001
    Tel: 022-22620662
    Website: www.xaviers.edu
    E-mail: admin@xaviers.edu
    Seats: 400 in arts, 240 in commerce and 360 in science
    Cut-off: 80-85 per cent
  2. Presidency College, Kolkata(Est: 1817)

    86/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073
    Tel: 033-22412738
    Seats: 245 in arts and 270 in science
    Cut-off: 70 per cent
    The college has had so many important dates with history that recounting them can fill up pages. But 2006 stands out as another key year as the college was given autonomous status by alumnus and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya
  3. Loyola College, Chennai(Est: 1925)

    Tel: 044-28178200
    Website: www.loyolacollege.edu
    E-mail: helpdesk@loyolacollege.edu
    Seats: 712 in arts, 492 in commerce and 770 in science
    Cut-off: 60-80 per cent (For profile see story)
  4. LSR College for Women, Delhi(Est: 1956)

    Lajpat Nagar-IV, Delhi-110024
    Tel: 011-26434459
    Website: www.lsrcollege.org
    Seats: 625 in arts and 45 in commerce
    Cut-off: 90-93 per cent
    Often referred to as the Wellesley of the East, the college has moved away from its feminist image. Alumni include Aung Sang Su Kyi, Naina Lal Kidwai, Vinita Bali, Maneka Gandhi and Ritu Beri.
  5. St. Stephen's College, Delhi(Est: 1881)

    University of Delhi Campus, Delhi-110007
    Tel: 011-27667271
    Website: www.ststephens.edu
    E-mail: webmaster@ststephens.edu
    Seats: 250 in arts and 100 in science
    Cut-off: 87-95 per cent
    Probably one of the only degree colleges which is recognised outside the country as a centre of excellence. Has a coveted place for its unique combination of academic rigour and creative expression.
  6. St. Xavier's College(Est: 1860)

    30, Park Street, Kolkata-700016
    Tel: 033-22875995
    Website: www.sxccal.edu
    Seats: 200 in arts, 700 in commerce and 550 in science
    Cut-off: 88 per cent
    The commerce department, which boasts of a glittering alumni, will throw open its doors to women this year for an evening course.
  7. Presidency College(Est: 1840)

    Kamarajar Salai, Chennai-600005
    Tel: 044-28544894
    Website: www.presidencychennai.com
    Seats: 780 in arts, 40 in commerce and 350 in science
    Cut-off: 70-90 per cent
    Ever since it was granted autonomy in 1987, the college has attempted several reforms to make education more contemporary. It has been accredited with four stars by the NAAC.
  8. Fergusson College, Pune(Est: 1885)

    F.C. Road, Dellan, Pune-411004
    Tel: 020-25675359
    Website: www.fergusson.edu
    E-mail: fip_comp@vsnl.com
    Seats: 360 in arts and 600 in science
    Cut-off: 70-77 per cent
    It is one of the few colleges that offer degree courses in geography besides subjects like philosophy, sociology and languages. The science department recently introduced courses in biotechnology and microbiology.
  9. Hans Raj College, Delhi(Est: 1948)

    North Campus, Delhi University-110007
    Tel: 011-27667747
    Seats: 250 in arts, 145 in commerce and 340 in science
    Cut-off: 88-91 per cent
    The college boasts of excellent academic performance. "From 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., I do the rounds in the college to make sure that no student misses class and no teacher is dawdling," says principal S.R. Arora.
  10. Hindu College, Delhi(Est: 1899)

    North Campus, Delhi University, Delhi-110007
    Tel: 011-27667284.
    Website: www.hinducollege.org
    Seats: 210 in arts, 40 in commerce, 210 in science
    Cut-off: 69-96.5 per cent
    The college is one of the only liberal co-ed colleges of its kind. It has its own parliament, cabinet, prime minister, complete with the opposition and periodic sessions. This year, short courses in media studies and diction have been introduced.

Top 11-20 Arts Colleges in India

  1. Symbiosis College, Pune(Est: 1983)

    8th Floor, Symbiosis Vishwa Bhavan, Ganesh Khind, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-411004
    Tel: 020-25652444
    Seats: 120 in arts and 720 in commerce
    Cut-off: 75-80 per cent
    The college will introduce a three-year diploma course in liberal arts where students can study humanities, natural sciences and languages along with their regular degree course. It boasts of 12 student associations dealing with theatre, music, film appreciation and other areas.

  2. Christ College, Bangalore(Est: 1969)

    Hosur Road, Bangalore-560029
    Tel: 080-25536280
    E-mail: princi@christcollege.edu
    Seats: 680 in arts, 740 in commerce and 465 in science
    Cut-off: 70-85 per cent
    The first institution in Karnataka to be accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), it is housed in a new complex spread over 20 acres-the largest for any degree college in Bangalore.

  3. St. Xavier's College(Est: 1955)

    Navrangpur, Ahmedabad-308009
    Tel: 079-26308057
    Seats: 260 in arts and 260 in science
    Cut-off: 45-60 per cent
    The English department of this college is particularly good. Its alumni are well-placed all over the world.

  4. Sophia College, Mumbai(Est: 1941)

    Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai-400026
    Tel: 23512642
    Seats: 400 in arts
    Cut-off: 70 per cent
    This all-girls' college is a stickler for discipline. Kaleidoscope, which is its inter-college festival, is hugely popular in Mumbai.

  5. Stella Maris College(Est: 1947),Chennai

    17, Cathedral Road, Chennai-600086
    Tel: 044-28111987
    E-mail: smc@md3.vsnl.net.in
    Seats: 355 in arts, 280 in commerce and 426 in science
    Cut-off: 70-98.5 per cent
    Another institution with a social conscience, it is committed to serving economically weak, socially backward and needy students.

  6. Miranda House,Delhi(Est: 1948)

    Patel Chest Marg, Delhi-110007
    Tel: 011-27667367
    Website: www.mirandahouse.ac.in
    E-mail: mhouse@ndf.vsnl.net.in
    Seats: 454 in arts and 195 in science
    Cut-off: 75-90 per cent
    Has a tradition of liberalism that is marked by its manner of instruction. Offers a unique combination of add-on courses in languages, theatre direction, Web design and automation and tourism along with their main disciplines

  7. Jesus & Mary College,Delhi(Est: 1968)

    Chanakyapuri, Delhi-110021
    Tel: 011-26110041
    Website: www.jmcdelhi.com
    Seats: 435 in arts and 130 in commerce
    Cut-off: 88-95 per cent
    In a disciplined environment, this all-girls' college claims to groom the students with a strong social orientation.

  8. St.Joseph's College, Banglore(Est: 1882)

    36, Lalbagh Road, Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore-560027
    Tel: 080-22274079
    Website: www.sjc.ac.in
    E-mail: principal@sjc.ac.in
    Seats: 300 in arts and 604 in science
    Cut-off: 50 per cent for both
    A trusted institution for all-rounders, it bagged the largest number of gold medals at the Bangalore University Convocation in 2005

  9. Queen Mary's College,Chennai (Est: 1914)

    MR Railway Station, Chennai-600004.
    Tel: 044-28445910.
    Website: www.queenmarys.net
    E-mail: info@queenmarys.net
    Seats: 225 in arts
    Cut-off: 50 per cent
    That it is a college with a difference is reflected in the first few lines on its website which say the college is "open to everyone who wants to be here: young people of all levels of ability, with all kinds of talents, backgrounds, interests and ambitions".

  10. Mount Carmel College,Banglore(Est: 1949)

    58, Palace Road, Bangalore-560052
    Tel: 080-22261750
    Website: www.mountcarmelcollegeblr.org
    E-mail: mounts@bgl.vsnl.net.in
    Seats: 300 in arts, 300 in commerce and 800 in science
    Cut-off: 50-75 per cent
    Stress is on ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in education, both for students as well as teachers. Adequate infrastructure is available for this purpose

    Top 5 Arts Colleges in Delhi

  1. LSR College for Women
  2. St. Stephen's College
  3. Hans Raj College
  4. Hindu College
  5. Miranda House College

    Top 5 Arts Colleges in Mumbai

  1. St. Xavier's College
  2. Sophia College
  3. Elphinstone College
  4. K J Somaiya College
  5. Mithibai College

    Top 5 Arts Colleges in Kolkata

  1. Presidency College
  2. St. Xavier's College
  3. Lady Brabourne College
  4. City College
  5. Maulana Azad College

    Top 5 Arts Colleges in Bangalore

  1. Christ College
  2. St. Joseph's College
  3. Mount Carmel College
  4. Jyothinivas College
  5. NationalCollege,Jayanagar

    Top 5 Arts Colleges in Chennai

  1. Loyola College
  2. Presidency College
  3. Stella Maris College
  4. Queen Mary's College
  5. Ethiraj College