Editorial Team

Higher education is important for every country, as it is a powerful tool to build knowledge-based society of the 21st Century. India possesses a highly developed higher education system, which offers facility of education and training in almost all aspects of human creative and intellectual endeavors: arts and humanities; natural, mathematical and social sciences, engineering; medicine; dentistry; agriculture; education; law; commerce and management; music and performing arts; national and foreign languages; culture; communications and many more. At present, there are 993 Universities, 39931 Colleges and 10725 Stand Alone Institutions in India, with an estimated enrolment of 37.4 million.

The top eight states in terms of highest number of colleges in India are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Among them, Tamil Nadu is undoubtedly the hub of knowledge creation in India. As per the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), The total number of students awarded PhD-level degrees in India last year was 40, 183 and Tamil Nadu tops the list with 5, 844 PhDs. The highest number of doctorates in Tamil Nadu doesn’t come as a surprise. The state has numerous universities and PhD awarding institutions, which can attract students from all over the world.

In this issue, we celebrate the success of Tamil Nadu’s higher education system by identifying ’10 Must -Watch Colleges in Tamil Nadu’ that are reinventing various disciplines of education to prepare young generation to be the leaders of the 21st century. We sincerely hope that our efforts to feature the premier institutions imparting best facilities for research, innovation, placements and entrepreneurship will help students and faculty members from all over the country in their educational journey.

10 Must -Watch Colleges in Tamil Nadu

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