Top 5 Emerging Universities That Are Transforming The Education System In India

Top 5 Emerging Universities

India’s economic growth has ensued progression in its educational achievements. While the existing prestigious Indian universities continue to thrive, there are new and upcoming institutions that are emerging to strive for change in the outlook of the education system provided in India. 

The list below highlights the Top 5 institutions which have emerged in the last 8-10 years and are working relentlessly to break barriers and establish high standards of education in India.

     Ashoka University

       Location: Delhi, India 

Ashoka University                    

Ashoka university is doubted to be synonymous with Ivy league colleges in terms of education, infrastructure, faculty and facilities. It provides an opportunity for students to get holistic education and has partnered with top-tier universities from across the globe. Their flagship course, one-year Young India Fellowship (YIF), is a multi-disciplinary postgraduate programme in Liberal arts education. The university was founded by thought-leaders like Sanjeev Bikhchandani, Vineet Gupta, and Pramath Raj Sinha, with an aim to “establish a university that offers multidisciplinary courses on par with global standards.” 


Ashoka University Schools:

  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Economics 
  • School of Social Sciences 
  • School of Natural & Applied Sciences

      Plaksha University

         Location: Punjab, India 

Plaksha University

Plaksha university aims to transform the engineering and technology education system in India. It is founded by a global community of entrepreneurs who strive to reimagine and recreate technology education and research in India. The vision of the university is “to nurture the next generation of fearless leaders who will solve the toughest challenges of our planet.” They have tied up with top-notch universities like UC Berkeley, Purdue, IIT, and SRI International who are leaders in engineering and have employed faculty from prestigious universities such as MIT, Stanford, Cornell, and University of Cambridge. Those that are looking to be world changers and global leaders in the tech, innovation and engineering space can keep an eye out for Plaksha.

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Shiv Nadar University 

Location: Chennai, India

Shiv Nadar University



The university offers multi-disciplinary programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. 


  • School of Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • School of Extended Education and Professional Development

      Azim Premji University 

         Location: Bangalore, Karnataka


Azim Premji University

Azim Premji university was founded as a non-profit center, that provides both postgraduate and undergraduate courses in:

  • MA in Education 
  • MA in Development
  • MA in Public Policy and Governance
  • LLM in Law and Development
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
  • Bachelor of Science ( 

To learn more about the prestigious university Click here. 

Jawaharlal Nehru University 

Location: New Delhi, India

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a prestigious university that is known for its teaching and research centers worldwide. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has ranked the university number 1 for its post-graduate education. It has been acclaimed for churning out some thought-leaders and global achievers. It’s a highly renowned  institute for political and social debates and has received  the Best University Award from the President of India in 2017.

JNU offers doctoral, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in: 

  • Arts and Science
  •  Computer Applications
  • Medical 
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Mass Communication and Management. 

For more information about JNU’s courses and campus Click here.

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