Best Arts Colleges in India


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List of Top 10 Arts Colleges in India

We examined the most prestigious Arts Colleges in India to find the best of the best.

1. St. Stephen’s College – New Delhi

StStephensCollegeNewDelhi

COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: New Delhi
ESTABLISHED: 1881
WEBSITE: www.ststephens.edu
CONTACT: 011 – 2766 7271

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi was established in 1881 is the oldest college in Delhi.
    • The college was first affiliated to Calcutta University, later to Punjab University and finally with the establishment of Delhi University in 1922, it is affiliated to Delhi University.
    • It is a religious foundation drawing inspiration from the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
    • It aims at helping its members realize spiritual and moral as well as intellectual and aesthetic values.
    • The College began with just five student and three teachers in a small house in Katra Khushal Rai, near Kinari Bazar in Chandni Chowk.
    • From 1891 to 1941 it was housed in the building now hosted by Delhi College of Engineering, near St. James Church inside Kashmere Gate.
    • In 1941 it shifted to its present site in the university Enclave.
    • The present buildings of the College, with the exception of a few later additions, were designed by the distinguished architect Walter George.

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Library
    • Laboratories
    • Classrooms
    • Gymnasium
    • Cafeteria
    • Sports

COURSES OFFERED:
The following degree programmes are offered by the College as prescribed by the University of Delhi:

Undergraduate:

    • Economics
    • English
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Sanskrit
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • B.Sc. Programme (Physical Science)
    • B.A. Programme

Graduate:

    • M.A. Economics
    • M.A. English
    • M.A. History
    • M.A. Philosophy
    • M.A. Sanskrit
    • M.A./M.Sc. Mathematics
    • M.A./M.Sc. Operations Research
    • M.Sc. Chemistry
    • M.Sc. Physics

2. Lady Shriram College for Women (LSR) New Delhi

LSRNewDelhi

COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: New Delhi
ESTABILSHED: 1956
WEBSITE: www.lsr.edu.in
CONTACT: 011 – 26434459
E-MAIL: lsrc@lsr.edu.in

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), New Delhi was established in 1956 and has long been recognized as a premier institution of higher learning for women in India.
    • As a centre for academic excellence and achievement, the college is today one of the finest institutions for Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce, while also offering a B.Sc. program in statistics.
    • The aim of the institution was to provide access to higher education of quality to women.
    • LSR is committed to nurturing and creating women who are equipped to be world citizens.
    • Women who take pride in their culture and heritage but also have a cosmopolitan understanding of the world today and a sensibility that celebrates diversity in all its joyous vibrancy.
    • LSR students understand that with the power of knowledge, comes the responsibility to translate it into creative citizenship.
    • They recognize challenges as opportunities.

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Auditorium
    • Bank
    • Bookstore
    • Café
    • Computer & Statistics Lab
    • Counselling Cell
    • Garden
    • Health Center
    • Library
    • On Campus Housing
    • Sports Facilities

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

    • The college is located in a beautiful 15 acre campus in South Delhi, has approximately 2000 students, over 150 faculty, administrative and support staff and 16 courses of study.
    • The college became a byword for academic and extracurricular achievement.

COURSES OFFERED:

    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Economics
    • Bachelor of Arts Honours in English
    • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Hindi
    • Bachelor of Arts Honours in History

DEPARTMENTS:

    • Commerce
    • Economics
    • Education
    • English
    • Hindi
    • History
    • Journalism
    • Mathematics
    • Philosophy
    • Physical Education
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sanskrit
    • Sociology
    • Statistics

MISSION:

    • To Empower Women to Assume Leadership
    • To Develop Critical Thinkers and Concerned Citizens
    • To Contribute New Perspectives to the World of Knowledge
    • To Enhance Access and Inclusivity in Quality Education
    • To Sustain Democratic Spaces for Creative Explorations
    • To Provide a Context of Learning that Enhances Professionalism, Humanism and Social Responsibility

3. Loyola College – Chennai

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COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
ESTABLISHED: 1925
WEBSITE: www.loyolacollege.edu
CONTACT: 044-28178200
E-MAIL: helpdesk@loyolacollege.edu

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • Loyola College, Chennai was established in 1925 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) with the primary objective of providing University Education in a Christian atmosphere for deserving Students, especially those belonging to the Catholic Community. Loyola College became autonomous in 1978.
    • The College, however, continues to be affiliated to the University of Madras and is autonomous, with 18 departments (Arts, Sciences and Commerce) and 9 special Institutes offering more than 111 programs to over 10,000 students.
    • NAAC re-accredited the college in 2006 and awarded A+ status.
    • Loyola College, though affiliated to University of Madras, became autonomous in July 1978.
    • It is autonomous, in the sense that it is empowered to frame its own course of studies and adopt innovative methods of teaching and evaluation.
    • The University degrees will be conferred on the students passing the examinations conducted by the college.

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Library
    • Hostel
    • Placements
    • Student Counseling Centre
    • Centre for Women’s studies
    • Sports Pavilion & Gymnasium
    • Health Centre
    • Canteen

COURSES OFFERED:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
    • Master of Commerce
    • Master of Science in Chemistry
    • Master of Science in Mathematics
    • Master of Science in Physics

PHILOSOPHY:

    • The College aims at training young men and women of quality to be leaders in all walks of life, whom we hope will play a vital role in bringing about the desired changes for the betterment of the people of our country, more particularly of the Dalits and other poorer sections of society.
    • The aim of the college is to educate young men and women to serve their fellow men and women in justice, truth and love. It fosters an atmosphere of intellectual vigor and moral rectitude in which the youth of our country may find their fulfilment and achieve greatness as eminent men and women of service.
    • Loyola College looks at education differently. It consistently and constantly works to form the students as Competent, Committed, Creative and Compassionate men and women for and with others. This is the core of Jesuit Education. This is what has made Loyola climb to the top league of colleges in India.

MAJOR SERVICES:

    • Campus Ministry
    • Student Counseling Centre
    • Training and placement Cell
    • Centre for Women’s Studies
    • RCDA Centre for differently-abled students.
    • Loyola Students Support Services (LSSS)

ADMINISTRATION:

    • Rector
    • Secretary & Correspondent
    • Principal
    • Deputy Principal
    • Vice – Principals
    • Board of Management
    • Governing Body
    • Administrative Senate
    • Academic Council
    • College Council
    • Deans
    • IQAC
    • Teaching Staff

4. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

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COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: Mumbai , Maharashtra
ESTABLISHED: 1869
WEBSITE: www.xaviers.edu
CONTACT: 022 – 22620661
E-MAIL: webadmin@xaviers.edu

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai was established in 1869 and accredited by NAAC with A+ grade. It is an autonomous college under the University of Mumbai.
    • The aim of the college is to promote human wisdom and also seek to accompany in faith, the men and women molded by the potent cultural forces inherent in the university as an institution.
    • The college strives to form men and women who will build a more just and humane world.
    • It strives for an intellectual endeavor that focuses on critical and creative thinking, with the aim of social transformation.
    • The college makes a preferential option for the marginalized and it seeks to give an all round formation, inculcating both human and spiritual values.
    • They seek to encourage competence, compassion and commitment which are the hallmarks of the human person.
    • The college is dedicated to research, teaching and the various forms of cultural service, as the indispensable horizon and context for a genuine preservation, renewal and communication of knowledge and human values.

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Administrator’s Office
    • Chapel Cum Prayer Hall
    • Counselling Centre
    • College Canteen
    • Fell Gymkhana
    • College Library
    • Language Lab
    • Multi-Media Room
    • Placement Centre
    • SCAVI
    • St. Xavier’s Villa
    • XRCVC
    • Knowledge Centre
    • College Hostel

COURSES OFFERED:

    • Bachelor of Commerce
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Master of Arts in Ancient Indian Culture
    • Master of Arts in History
    • Master of Arts in Islamic Studies

DEPARTMENTS:

    • Ancient Indian Culture
    • B.Sc. Information Technology
    • Biotechnology
    • BMM
    • BMS
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • English
    • French
    • Geology
    • History
    • Inter Religious Studies
    • Lifesciences and Biochemistry
    • Mathematics
    • Microbiology
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Statistics
    • Zoology

INSTITUTE:

    • The Heras Institute
    • The Blatter Herbarium
    • Xavier Institute of Management and Research
    • Xavier Institute of Social Research
    • Xavier Institute of Communications

5. Miranda House University College for Women, New Delhi

MirandaHouse

COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: New Delhi
ESTABLISHED: 1948
WEBSITE: www.mirandahouse.ac.in
CONTACT: 011 – 27666983
E-MAIL: mhouse@ndf.vsnl.net.in

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • Miranda House, residential college for women, is one of the premier Women’s Institutions of Delhi University.
    • It was founded in 1948 by the then Vice-Chancellor Sir Maurice Gwyer; its foundation stone was laid by Lady Edwina Mountbatten on March 7 in the same year.
    • Located on the University campus, Miranda House is built in warm red brick with cool and spacious verandahs.
    • Its original design was by the renowned architect Walter George, the college shares an architectural affinity with other colonial educational institutions of the country.
    • In the past five decades, as the college has grown, several other buildings have been added to its original design.
    • It is now declared a heritage building and work is on to maintain its pristine glory.
    • Miranda offers liberal education in humanities and science to more than 2500 students.
    • The faculty is renowned for their meritorious profile, versatile talent and dedication to the cause of education.
    • The college has produced women who have excelled in various professions and have contributed in numerous ways to society at large.

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

    • A Mirandian is known not only for her academic excellence but also for her involvement in extracurricular activities.
    • Miranda House has always encouraged its students to interact and participate in diverse activities outside the classroom.
    • Such is the range of opportunities that throughout the year, the auditorium, the common rooms, the cafeteria and the lawns buzz with passionate and vibrant patter of budding actors, journalists, singers, writers, painters, social workers and political activists.
    • The various clubs and societies document the changing face of our society and that of Miranda House.
    • They trace the evolution of individual talent of every student as she experiments and explores her own potential.
    • Aiding this growth in the formative years are the faculty who relentlessly match zeal for zeal and prod the students to aim for the very best.

COURSES OFFERED:

    • Bachelor of Arts in Honours Bengali
    • Bachelor of Arts in Honours Economics
    • Bachelor of Arts in Honours English
    • Bachelor of Arts in Honours Geography
    • Bachelor of Arts in Honours Hindi

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Library
    • Laboratory
    • Classrooms
    • Hostel
    • Cafeteria
    • Sports

DEPARTMENTS:

    • English
    • Hindi
    • Sanskrit
    • Modern Indian Languages
    • Economics
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Mathematics
    • Political Science
    • Sociology
    • Geography
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Zoology
    • Elementary Education

6. Madras Christian College(MCC)- Chennai

MadrasChristianCollege

COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: Tambaram ,Chennai,Tamil Nadu
ESTABLISHED: 1837
WEBSITE: www.mcc.edu.in
CONTACT: 044-22390675, 44-22397731
E-MAIL: principal@mcc.edu.in

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • Madras Christian College has entered into the 175th year of glorious service to the Nation.
    • Founded as a School in 1837 in the black town of Madras, the Institution was built and its character shaped by a host of Scottish missionaries such as Anderson and Miller, Hogg and Boyd.
    • Many dedicated Indian teachers as well as generations of brilliant students contribute to its success story.
    • Leaving their legacy behind is a galaxy of illustrious alumni like President Radhakrishnan.
    • Such was the stature of the Institution that Mahatma Gandhi agreed to chair a student session in its premises in George Town in 1916, while Billy Graham spoke in the famous Anderson Hall in Tambaram in 1956.
    • The College is known as much for its academic standing and leadership building as it is for social commitment. Besides, the unseen touch of the Almighty has always been felt and spoken of by generations of students and teachers.

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Library
    • Computer Lab
    • Class Rooms
    • Museum
    • Commodious Halls
    • Residence Halls
    • Auditorium
    • Sports

COURSES OFFERED:

    • Bachelor of Commerce
    • Business Management
    • Bachelor of Arts in History, Archaeology & Museology
    • Bachelor of Science Zoology, Industrial Fish & Fisheries
    • Master of Social Work

MISSION:

    • The Madras Christian College with the inspiration of the love of God, offers to people of all communities education of the whole person which is congruous with God’s revelation in Christ of the true nature of humanity, and is appropriate to the needs of India and the world.

FACULTY:

    • Arts, Science, Commerce

7. Christ University, Bangalore

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COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: Bangalore, Karnataka
ESTABLISHED: 1969
WEBSITE: www.christuniversity.in
CONTACT: 080 – 40129100
E-MAIL: mail@christuniversity.in

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • Christ University, Bangalore, formerly Christ College (Autonomous) affiliated to Bangalore University was established in 1969.
    • It has the rare distinction of being the first institution in Karnataka to be accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) UGC for quality education.
    • In 2004, UGC conferred Autonomy on the Institution. In 2005, it became the first College in South India to be reaccredited with A+ by NAAC.
    • In 2005, it became the first College in South India to be reaccredited with A+ by NAAC. UGC identified it as an Institution with Potential for Excellence in 2006.
    • Act, 1956, vide Notification No. F. 9-34/2007-U.3(A), declared it a Deemed to be University, in the name and style of Christ University
    • In 2008, the college declared it as Deemed to be University, in the name and style of Christ University.

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Library
    • Classrooms
    • Hostel
    • Auditorium
    • Sports

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

    • Christ University has 2 campuses one is situated in Hosur road and the other towards Mysore road. The main campus is eco-friendly, serene and provides peaceful environment to its students.
    • It is deeply committed in upholding values system; it expects its students to conduct themselves in a worthy manner in their dress, demeanor and sense of discipline.
    • Kengeri campus is a lush green land of 75 acres situated about 25 kilometers away from the main campus, 10 kilometers away from Bangalore University and 8 kilometers away from R V College of Engineering towards Mysore road.

COURSES OFFERED:

    • Master of Arts in Applied Economics
    • Master of Arts in Philosophy
    • Master of Arts in English with Communication Studies
    • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Botany
    • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Zoology

FACULTY/SCHOOLS:

    • Faculty of Engineering
    • School of Law
    • Faculty of Commerce and Management
    • Faculty of Sciences
    • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • School of Education

8. Fergusson College (FC), Pune

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COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: Pune, Maharashtra
ESTABLISHED: 1885
WEBSITE: www.fergusson.edu
CONTACT: 020 – 66866000
E-MAIL: principal@fergusson.edu

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • Fergusson College (FC), Pune was established in 1885 by Deccan Education Society (DES).
    • The college is affiliated to University of Pune and accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade.
    • The primary aim of the DES has always been to offer education at affordable cost and spread enlightenment by self-reliant efforts with a view to realizing the highest aspirations and ideals of the people for better future of the country.
    • The Fergusson College imparts instruction to nearly 5500 undergraduate and post­ graduate students in natural sciences, Computer, Electronics, I.T. at graduate & Post graduate level, humanities and social sciences; it has very well-equipped laboratories, a library having a collection of over 3,00,000 books, rare as well as modern.

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Library
    • Auditorium
    • Accommodation
    • Hostels
    • Canteen
    • Medical Facility
    • Parking
    • Gymnasium
    • Sports

COURSES OFFERED:

    • Bachelors of Science in Biotechnology
    • Bachelors of Arts in Economics
    • Bachelors of Arts in English
    • Bachelors of Arts in French
    • Bachelors of Arts in Geography

VISION:

    • The founders of the DES and of the Fergusson College, were more than convinced, of the need for the spread of western knowledge, as an urgent need of Indian Society, to bring about social reforms and as a potent instrument for national regeneration.
    • The emphasis of the founders on ‘knowledge’, is aptly reflected in the college emblem, which bears the inscription, ‘Knowledge is Power’. The ‘Garuda’ (the Eagle) in this emblem, symbolizes the youth, soaring with the power of knowledge, into a vast sky of challenges and opportunities.

MISSION:

    • To aspire and strive for excellence in education by developing and sharpening the intellectual and human potential of learners for the good of society and of our stakeholders.

GOALS:

    • To impart quality education through traditional and innovative learning practices.
    • To provide a dynamic and creative academic environment, to tap and nurture talent for the developmentof professional skills and an all round personality.
    • To inculcate good moral values and a sense of nationalism, in keeping with the glorious heritage of theInstitute.

ADMINISTRATION:

    • Well-known Deccan Education Society (DES) manages Fergusson College. At the college the Local Managing Committee is constituted according to the Maharashtra Universities Act of 1994. All other committees are given responsibility to look into management of various parts/matters of the college. The details of this aspect are described in Management page.
    • The Principal of the college heads both the academic as well as the administrative sections and is overall in charge of the college.
    • Vice Principals are appointed to assist the Principal in smooth functioning of the administration system and to enable the smooth conduct of academic programs.
    • College office mainly looks into the matter related to admissions, eligibility, and examinations.
    • It also provides clerical support required for maintaining records and for interaction with government, university, parents and students.
    • Various committees in the College help in monitoring and facilitating several administrative functions and thus make administration open and transparent.

9. Hindu College – New Delhi

HinduCollegeNewDelhi

COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: New Delhi
ESTABLISHED: 1899
WEBSITE: www.hinducollege.org
CONTACT: 011 – 27667184
E-MAIL: hinducol@del3.vsnl.net.in

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • Hindu College is recognized as one of the premier academic institutions in the country.
    • It stands tall in public esteem and also in the memories of its alumni, many of whom are now prominent figures in government, business and industry, the media and education.
    • Notwithstanding its name, students from all religions have grown up here and excelled in the chosen areas of their interests, be it academics, sports, or extra-curricular activities.
    • Hindu College was founded more than a century ago in 1899, by Late Shri Krishan Dassji Gurwale. In the backdrop of the nationalist struggle against British rule, some prominent citizens including Shri Gurwaleji of Delhi, decided to start a college that would, while being non-elitist and non-sectarian, provide nationalist education to the youth.
    • Originally, the College was housed in a humble building in Kinari Bazar, Chandni Chowk, and it was affiliated to Punjab University as there was no Delhi University at that time.
    • As the college grew, it faced a major crisis in 1902 due to inadequate infrastructure. But fortunately, at this point, Rai Bahadur Sultan Singh generously donated a part of his historic property, (which originally belonged to Col. Skinner) at Kashmere Gate, to the College, thereby enabling it to function there till 1953, following which, it moved to its present location in Delhi University.

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Library
    • Laboratories
    • Computer Room
    • Seminar Room
    • Hostel
    • Canteen
    • Auditorium
    • Sports

COLLEGE CAMPUS:

    • Hindu College is spread over 25 acres of land, the college premises are housed in one of the prime locations of the North campus of the University of Delhi and it is well connected by road and the Delhi Metro.
    • The college campus is well known for its well-maintained gardens and lovely trees, a vast sports ground and a men’s hostel which can accommodate nearly 200 students.

DEPARTMENTS:

    • Botany
    • Zoology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Mathematics
    • Economics
    • English
    • Hindi
    • History
    • Sanskrit
    • Philosophy
    • Poltical Science
    • Sociology
    • Statistics
    • Commerce

COURSES OFFERED:

    • Bachelor of Commerce Honours
    • Bachelor of Arts in Economics Honours
    • Bachelor of Arts in English Honours
    • Bachelor of Arts in Hindi Honours
    • Bachelor of Arts in History Honours

10. Stella Maris College, Chennai

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COLLEGE DETAILS:

LOCATION: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
ESTABLISHED: 1947
WEBSITE: www.stellamariscollege.org
CONTACT: 044-28111987/2811195
E-MAIL: smc@md3.vsnl.net.in

COLLEGE PROFILE:

    • Stella Maris College, Chennai was established in 1947, is a Catholic minority institution of higher education for women.
    • The College is an autonomous institution and is affiliated to the University of Madras.
    • It is run by the Society of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, a religious congregation founded by Blessed Mary of the Passion (Helene de Chappotin) in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu in 1877.
    • The college is committed to serving the economically and socially marginalized sections of society and provides university education in a Christian atmosphere for students, especially those belonging to the Catholic community.
    • The College is at the forefront of higher education in India by virtue of its commitment to academic excellence through periodic revision and updating of its curriculum based on stakeholder feedback.
    • The curriculum promotes national development, fosters global competencies and facilitates skills training to meet the challenges of a competitive workplace.
    • It offers students flexibility and a wide range of programs which includes both traditional Arts and Science courses and more contemporary ones, in emerging areas such as International Studies, Information Technology, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology.

COLLEGE FACILITIES:

    • Library
    • Book Bank
    • Hostel
    • Banking Services
    • Health Services
    • DTP Centre
    • Canteen
    • Sports

COURSES OFFERED:

    • Master of Science in Biotechnology
    • Bachelor of Arts in History
    • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
    • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
    • Bachelor of Arts in History of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting

FACULTIES:

    • Faculty of Arts
    • Faculty of Science
    • Faculty of Commerce

DEPARTMENTS:

    • Bioinformatics
    • Biotechnology
    • Botany
    • Chemistry
    • Commerce
    • Computer Science
    • Economics
    • English
    • Fine Arts
    • History
    • International Studies
    • Languages
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Public Relations
    • Social Work
    • Sociology
    • Value Education
    • Zoology