Universities in Chennai, India
- Rankings & Reviews -

15 out of 21
  • Universities in Chennai
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
24
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Chennai
  • (19 institution and 5 subject rankings)
6
  • 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
  • 29 Mar, 2021: US News: Best Grad Schools (US) (Medicine - Research) updated with St. Peter's University in position 256.
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities updated with Indian Institute of Technology Madras ranked highest among 9 listed universities in Chennai.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Publication of Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific. Indian Institute of Technology Madras ranked #154.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Latest Nature Index - Top 200 Rising Institutions in Asia Pacific from Nature Index. in position #164.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Chennai

Mechanical Engineering
#76 
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Physics & Astronomy
#151 
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Economics & Econometrics
#401 
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Rankings of universities in Chennai, India 2021

#1

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (1648 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #275 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #446 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #639 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#2

Anna University

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  • #49 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #18 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #22 
  • #522 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

SRM University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (3685 reviews)
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  • #33 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #43 
  • #554 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #1002 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#4

Sathyabama University

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  • #59 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #92 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #91 
  • #2470 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#5

Saveetha University

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  • #60 
  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #114 
  • #607 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #58 
  • #501 
THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 01 March, 2021]

#6

University of Madras

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (342 reviews)
  • #49 
  • #561 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #35 
  • #1315 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #39 
  • #1300 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#7

Presidency College, Chennai

  • #164 
  • #642 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #95 
  • #2609 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#8

Sri Sivasubrmaniya Nadar College of Engineering

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (4 reviews)
  • #172 
  • #649 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #104 
  • #2734 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#9

Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (6 reviews)
  • #185 
  • #678 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #149 
  • #3552 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#10

Sri Ramachandra University

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  • #143 
  • #4039 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #28 
nirf National Institutional Ranking Framework
[Published 11 June, 2020]
  • #78 
  • #88 
Careers360 Top Universities India
[Published 07 April, 2020]

#11

Vel Tech Dr.RR and Dr.SR Technical University

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (581 reviews)
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  • #88 
  • #551 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]
  • #127 
  • #2660 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #81 
  • #2408 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#12

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

  • #80 
  • #551 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]
  • #144 
  • #2870 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]

#13

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (458 reviews)
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  • #91 
  • #601 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]
  • #149 
  • #2988 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #107 
  • #2806 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#14

Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (58 reviews)
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  • #271 
  • #7303 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#15

Indian Maritime University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (93 reviews)
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  • #347 
  • #11028 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#16

B.S. Abdur Rahman University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (630 reviews)
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#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

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 201.40 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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FAQ

Indian Institute of Technology Madras ranks #1 in Chennai in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Chennai Anna University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 23 rankings where Anna University 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 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 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 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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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

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 World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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

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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%

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 -Young University Rankings:
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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