Top 10 Best Art Colleges in India

The arts field opens a door to a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, including psychology, English, history, political science, music and anthropology. This is just the field that offers a plethora of career options including media, education, government, business, non-governmental organizations and non-profit work. A student with an art background can expect a decent salary package with so many perks and benefits whether he works as a government employee or a private clerk. For those who are seeking admission in arts, check out the top 10 best art colleges in India.

Rank College Name Location
1 Lady Shri Ram College New Delhi
2 Loyola College  Chennai
3 Christ University Bengaluru
4 St. Xavier’s College Mumbai
5 Miranda House Delhi
6 Hansraj College Delhi
7 Shri Ram College of Commerce Delhi
8 Hindu College Delhi
9 Madras Christian College Chennai
10 St. Xavier’s College Kolkata

1. Lady Shri Ram College

Established in 1956, Lady Shri Ram College for Women offers BA programs in 12 specialisations including Journalism, English, Economics, Philosophy, Mathematics, History, Political Science, Sanskrit, Hindi, History various others. LSR institute has been positioned 2nd in NIRF 2020 under the college category by ITR 2021 under Commerce and Arts. 

2. Loyola College

Chennai-based Loyola College was established in 1925 by the Society of Jesus. It is one of the renowned and premier institutes in India, and it secured 3rd position in NIRF 2021 ranking. In 1978, it became autonomous and is affiliated with the University of Madras.

3. Christ University

Bangalore-based Christ University was established in 1969 and was declared a deemed university in 2008. It is home to 25000 students, offer various PG and UG courses across the five campuses situated in Bangalore. The institute is well-known for its UG courses and was ranked 4 for BBA and 1 for BCA by Indian Today 2021. It offers 30 UG and 40 PG courses across Law, Software, Science, Arts & Humanities, Accounting, and Commerce & Social Science.

4. St. Xavier’s College

Don't forget to check St. Xavier's College, if you're pursuing the Arts field. The institute has been ranked as India's No. 1 private college by Education World in the year 2021-22. The college offers UG, PG, Certificate and PhD level courses in the field of Business, Science, Arts, and Commerce. Admission to these courses is based on both the entrance exam and merit. 

5. Miranda House

Miranda House, New Delhi is a leading college for women affiliated with Delhi University. It is known for its excellent faculty across all departments, especially, the Social Science & Humanities. It is supposed to be the best among all other Delhi University Colleges. The institute offer courses in Liberal Arts and Science.

6. Hansraj College

Formed in 1948, Hansraj College is ranked 14th in the overall category by NIRF Ranking 2021. The institute provides higher education with its excellent faculty team. The college campus offers all basic facilities.

7. Shri Ram College of Commerce

Shri Ram College of Commerce or SRCC is affiliated with the DU. Formed in the year 1920; the college is ranked 12 by the NIRF 2020. Admission to SRCC for UG courses is based on the merit list of 10+2. Admission to SRCC for PG courses is done through both merit-based and entrance-based. 

8. Hindu College

Hindu College is one of the most sought-after colleges at the University of Delhi. It is highly praised for its Arts, Science, and Commerce faculties. 

9. Madras Christian College

Chennai-based, Madras Christian College is a prestigious higher education college that offers excellence in the fields of Science and Arts. MCC offers full-time UG & PG courses in Commerce, Science and Arts.

10. St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

Kolkata located this institute was founded in 1860 by a Catholic Minority Religious Body and was affiliated to the University of Calcutta in 1862.