Most Popular Universities of South India

By | February 6, 2018

Most Popular Universities of South India

The southern part of our Country houses some of the most prestigious universities that are not only recognized throughout the country but also all across the world.

Apart from harboring a rich flora and fauna and being the largest producers of certain commodities like spices and cotton, South India is proud to possess a literacy rate greater than the national literacy rate.

Being home to the wealthiest temples across the nation and offering a great variety of food to the tourists, we present before a list some of the most well received Universities.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Indian Institute of Technology is an engineering institute established in the year 1959. It is situated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Apart from being a residential institute, it is home to a protected forest with some of the most extraordinary species namely black buck, monkeys, and spotted dear. Ot os one of the most popular universities in Chennai.

IIT Madras has been ranked 264 in the QS World University Rankings for 2018. It has been ranked 48 in Asia by the same ranking.

The procedure to enroll in the university is by clearing JEE mains and then JEE Advanced for B-Tech and Dual degree.

For M-Tech and MS programmes one has to clear GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering).


The courses that are offered for undergraduate courses are ;

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Computer Science and Engineering
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Engineering Physics
  7. Mechanical Engineering
  8. Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  9. Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering


The fees for each semester sum ups to around Rs.1,02,000.


Some of the top recruiters are Microsoft, Intel, IBM reasearch, ITC, Uber, Oracle and Samsung.

The highest salary for computer science engineering branch has been 1.13crore per annum and the lowest being 6.5 lakhs per annum.

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

Vellore Institute of Technology is a private institution that was established in the 1984 by G Vishwanathan and has not failed to make its presence noticed till date. With 20 Undergraduate and 34 postgraduate courses, it is one of the prominent universities of India located in Vellore,Tamil Nadu, India. It has another campus in Chennai.

It has been ranked around 800 by Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2018.

QS World University Ranking has ranked VIT around 280 in Asia for 2018.

Aspiring candidates can enroll in the university by clearing the entrance exam organized by the university itself namely Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE).


Some of the courses that are offered by the university are:

  1. Bio Technology
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Computer Science and Engineering
  5. Computer Science and Engineering with Specialization in Bioinformatics
  6. Computer Science and Engineering with Specialization in Information Security
  7. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  8. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  9. Electronics and Communication Engineering with Specialization in Internet of Things and Sensor
  10. Electronics and Communication with Specialization in Biomedical Engineering


The fee for the university is decided by the groups which are decided by the courses chosen by the aspirants.

The fees for Group A per annum is around Rs 1,70,000.

The fees for Group B per annum is around Rs 1,90,000.


Some of the top recruiters for the year 2016 have been Cognizant, Accenture, Infosys, Wipro and TCS.

University Of Hyderabad

 University of Hyderabad located in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, India is a public reasearch university founded in the year 1974. The University has variety of courses to offer namely Integrated M.Sc, M.A, MSc, M.F.A, M.Tech, M.B.A, M.C.A, M.Phil and Ph.D degrees.

It is primarily a post graduate research institute which conducts its own entrance examinations for all courses in the month of May and June every year. It is one of the most renowned universities in Hyderabad.


The fees for each of the courses vary. For Dual degree ( B.Sc and M.Sc) the fees is aorund Rs 7000 per year and Rs 5000 for dual degree(B.A and M.A).


Some of the top recruiters are Amazon, Cisco, Cognizant, IBM, Honeywell, Deloitte and TCS.

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Indian Institute of Science was established in the year 1909 and has been granted the Deemed University status in 1958. It is a public institute for research and higher education in management, engineering, science and design. IISc has been ranked around 300 by the Times Higher Education University World Rankings for the year 2018.

The aspiring candidates can get admission into ME, M-Tech and Ph.D. programmes on the basis of the result of GATE.

The admission for Master of Management (M.Mgt) is through CAT(Common Admission Test).


The annual fees sum up to Rs.1,04,000. There are certain one-time refundable fees that have to be paid.

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