Top 10 Arts Colleges

The Liberal Arts subjects have been part and parcel of higher education since ancient times, in countries of the world over. Today also, the importance and usefulness of graduates and postgraduate persons in these arts subjects, are immense in almost all occupational and economic sectors. The most distinguished and popular employers to candidates with any liberal arts major are - education, training, and teaching institutions and universities; media and entertainment; advertising companies; public relations companies; firms requiring language translators and interpreters; politics; marketing companies; market research firms; publishers; NGOs; and governmental and private institutions and firms where supporting staff pertaining to arts backgrounds are required or are useful.

The Arts or Liberal Arts is an umbrella term under the canopy of which come many fields or subjects for higher studies. The most prominent and popular subjects among these are History, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Geography, Economics, Political Science, a variety of Languages and Literature [including English, Hindi, Sanskrit, and many foreign languages like French, Spanish, German, Russian, etc.], Religious Studies, etc. The curricula covered by these liberal arts subjects do not include the technical or vocational, professional, or commercial information or areas. Other very beneficial pieces of information regarding the top arts colleges in india, and the courses in liberal arts, are given in the lower section.

List of Best Arts Colleges in India

One of the largest and highly developed infrastructures of the world for higher education in diverse streams, India has a huge number of universities and institutes which essentially offer courses in subjects of liberal arts. Out of this large number, about 5000 are especially famous for courses in various subjects of the liberal arts. An exclusive and latest list of top ten arts colleges in india, is provided below, for information and help to Indian and foreign students, scholars, and professionals related with arts:

  • St Stephen's College, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), New Delhi
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • St Xavier's College, Mumbai
  • Miranda House, New Delhi
  • Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai
  • Fergusson College, Pune
  • Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi
  • Jesus and Mary College, Delhi

The majority of these top 10 arts colleges in india, offer courses in most of the significant and most popular subjects of liberal arts. Besides these top ten colleges in india for arts, there are numerous campus-based and online universities and colleges which extend rather rich and productive courses in various subjects of the liberal arts to Indian and foreign students and scholars. As far as the distance learning courses are concerned, the following are the top colleges in india for arts with ample repute and popularity:

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University [IGNOU], New Delhi
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Sikkim Manipal University [SMU-DE], Manipal
  • Annamalai University [DDE], Annamalai Nagar (Tamil Nadu)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning [SCDL], Pune
  • University of Delhi [SOL], New Delhi
  • ICFAI University, Tripura
  • Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (Kerala)
  • Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University, Nasik
  • Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
  • And, many other open and online universities.