Universities in Chennai, India
- Rankings & Reviews -

16 out of 22
  • Universities in Chennai
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
27
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Chennai
  • (22 institution and 5 subject rankings)
7
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Chennai
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Chennai, India

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Chennai
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Urap published most recent results of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Includes 4 universities from Chennai.
  • 02 Nov, 2021: QS University Rankings: Asia updated with Indian Institute of Technology Madras ranked highest among 10 listed universities in Chennai.
  • 28 Oct, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education. Indian Institute of Technology Madras achieves position 176.
  • 25 Oct, 2021: Publication of US News: Best Global Universities. Indian Institute of Technology Madras ranked #633.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Chennai

Mechanical Engineering
#76 
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Computer Science & Information Systems
#114 
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Physics & Astronomy
#151 
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Mathematics
#151 
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Law
#201 
Saveetha University
Economics & Econometrics
#401 
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Rankings of universities in Chennai, India 2022

#1

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (1656 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #255 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #446 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #4 
  • #633 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#2

Anna University

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  • #19 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #21 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #22 
  • #522 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Saveetha University

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  • #16 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #114 
  • #607 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #11 
  • #166 
THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 October, 2021]



#4

SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (3695 reviews)
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  • #56 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #33 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #43 
  • #554 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Sathyabama University

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  • #54 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #92 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #93 
  • #2622 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#6

Vel Tech Dr.RR and Dr.SR Technical University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (581 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #301 
THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 19 October, 2021]
  • #100 
  • #601 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]


#7

University of Madras

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (342 reviews)
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  • #49 
  • #561 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #42 
  • #1496 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #1833 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]


#8

Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (353 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #443 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #78 
  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]
  • #50 
  • #51 
nirf National Institutional Ranking Framework
[Published 09 September, 2021]

#9

Presidency College, Chennai

  • #164 
  • #642 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #264 
  • #6388 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#10

Sri Sivasubrmaniya Nadar College of Engineering

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
  • #172 
  • #649 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #107 
  • #2734 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#11

Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (29 reviews)
  • #185 
  • #678 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #155 
  • #3552 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#12

Sri Ramachandra University

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
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  • #143 
  • #3976 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #47 
  • #47 
nirf National Institutional Ranking Framework
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #126 
  • #3046 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#13

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (58 reviews)
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  • #81 
  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]
  • #289 
  • #7303 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#14

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (458 reviews)
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  • #93 
  • #601 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]
  • #111 
  • #2806 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #601 
THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 21 April, 2021]

#15

B.S. Abdur Rahman University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (630 reviews)
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  • #89 
  • #601 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 02 November, 2021]

#16

Indian Maritime University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (93 reviews)
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  • #364 
  • #11028 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#17

Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (30 reviews)

#18

St. Peter's University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (75 reviews)
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#19

Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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#20

Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute

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#21

Crescent School of Business, B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology


#22

Vel Tech Business School, Veltech Dr RR & Dr SR Technical University


Chennai Key Facts for International Students

Population: 4329000

Time: GMT +5

District/province: Tamil Nadu, Chennai

Living costs for students in Chennai:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 32* (68% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 22* (78% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 32* (68% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 207.77 INR
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type D
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type M
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Indian Institute of Technology Madras ranks #1 in Chennai in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Chennai Indian Institute of Technology Madras is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 24 rankings where Indian Institute of Technology Madras is listed.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is ranked best in Chennai for Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). See all rankings for the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is ranked best in Chennai for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems). See all rankings for the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is ranked best in Chennai for Natural Sciences (Physics & Astronomy). See all rankings for the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is ranked best in Chennai for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Saveetha University is ranked best in Chennai for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Saveetha University.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is ranked best in Chennai for Social Studies & Humanities (Economics & Econometrics). See all rankings for the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings BRICS:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 20%
Staff with a PhD 10%
Papers per faculty 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Careers360

Criteria used in ranking -Careers360 Top Universities India:
Academic output
Impact
Intellectual Property (IP)
Productivity
Learning

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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National Institutional Ranking Framework

Criteria used in ranking -nirf National Institutional Ranking Framework:
Teaching, Learning and Resources 30%
Research and Professional Practices 30%
Graduation Outcomes 20%
Outreach and Inclusivity 10%
Perception 10%

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Nature Index

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Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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