Top 5 Oldest Colleges In India
Today when most of the students are inclined towards foreign education because of their advance infrastructure they are not realizing the fact that the oldest universities of India can help you to achieve success. The oldest Colleges in India are also the oldest in world. Nalanda University was built in fifth century which is now 95 kilometers from Patna.
List Five oldest colleges and universities in India:
1. Serampore College: 1818
The oldest educational institute in India that is still functional is the Serampore College in Howrah, West Bengal. The college consists of two entities: The theological faculty and a separate college with faculties of arts, science, commerce.
2. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee: 1847
Formerly known as the University of Roorkee and the Thomason College of Civil Engineering, the oldest Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) was set up at Roorkee in Uttarakhand. IIT Roorkee has 21 academic departments covering Engineering, Applied Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Management programs with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.
3. University of Mumbai: 1857
The main campus of the University of Mumbai is situated at Kalina, Santacruz in Mumbai. However, its first campus was set up at South Mumbai. This campus is also known as the Fort Campus. Being one of the first state universities in India it has catered to thousands of students.
4.University of Madras: 1857
This state universities in India was set up in 1857. The institute has six campuses in the city. These are at Chepauk, Marina, Guindy, Taramani, Maduravoyal and Chetpet. At present, there are 73 academic departments grouped under 18 schools, covering diverse areas such as sciences, social sciences, humanities, management and medicine along with 109 affiliated colleges and 52 approved research institutions.
5.University of Calcutta: 1857
Along with Mumbai and Madras, the then Calcutta (now Kolkata) also got a university in 1857. Recognised as a ‘five-star university’ by the University Grants Commission and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, the University of Calcutta has been associated with four Nobel laureates such as Ronald Ross, Rabindra Nath Tagore, C. V. Raman and Amartya Sen.