Top 10 science colleges in India

1. Department of Science, Christ University

The science department, which was the first to be started in the university, inspires students to experiment and experience to this day. The faculty engages students in research, and helps find apt solutions to challenges.

The levels of a student's understanding are tested through engaging competitions as well as inter- and intra-collegiate fests, national workshops and seminars where professors from reputed institutions like the IISc deliver lectures.
2. Loyola College

India Today Group has been ranking India's best colleges for the past 21 years. This year's survey has been done in association with Nielsen to determine the best colleges in 13 streams-arts, science, commerce, engineering, medicine, law, BBA, BCA, mass communication and journalism, fashion technology, fine arts, hotel management and education.

3. St Xavier's College

For arts, science and commerce, colleges in 18 major cities were considered - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Coimbatore and Patna.

4. Hansraj College

Research started in December 2016, using secondary data sources such as the internet, published reports and the Association of Indian Universities Handbook. A comprehensive list of more than 2,965 colleges was drawn up in each stream.

5. Miranda House

Then, experts in each city were provided a structured questionnaire with 100 points in all for five parameters-reputation of the college, quality of academic input, student care, infrastructure and job prospects.
6. Hindu College

The experts rated the colleges in their city for arts, science and commerce and in their respective zones (north, south, east and west) for the remaining streams. To eliminate bias, they did not rate their own college.

7. Ramjas College

The overall perceptual score of each college was calculated and a cumulative national list of colleges was prepared. Then, a different panel of experts rated the institutions in their respective streams.
8. The Oxford College of Science

Based on these ratings, perceptual scores were given and the colleges ranked-50 colleges in arts, science and commerce; 25 in engineering, medicine and law; and 10 in BBA, BCA, mass communication and journalism, fashion, fine arts, hotel management and education.
9. St Xavier's College

For the final rankings, the colleges were asked to share factual data. The same was done for institutions that have performed well in the past few years and show potential to emerge as future leaders. The colleges that did not share the factual data/refused to participate in the survey were not considered for the final rankings.
10. Sri Venkateswara College

Faculties of universities for streams other than law were not considered. But individual colleges enjoying the status of deemed universities were a part of the study. The factual and perceptual scores were combined with 50:50 weightage. The final scores were arrived at and the rankings fixed.