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Best Colleges in Karnataka

Karnataka is one of the most developed states of India and is home to many prestigious educational institutions. Top colleges in Karnataka offer courses in branches of Engineering and Architecture, Management and Business Administration, Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and Law. The colleges/universities in Karnataka are owned both by government and private bodies. The courses are offered in full-time, part-time, distance and online modes by the Top 10 Colleges in Karnataka. Admission to the top colleges of Karnataka is based on entrance exams like CAT, XAT, NEET, JEE, CLAT, NATE, NATA. 

Top  5 College in Karnataka Courses - Eligibility Criteria

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

B.Tech

Candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics are required as compulsory subjects in Class 12th.

M.Tech

B.Tech/B.E degree and/or master’s degree in sciences in a relevant discipline and valid score in GATE.

M.Sc

Bachelor's degree in relevant subjects. 

M.B.A

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% marks and have a valid score in CAT/XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/MAT. 

M.B.B.S

Candidates must have completed 10+2 or equivalent with a minimum of 50 per cent marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English. Candidates must have qualified NEET(UG).   

Ph.D

Candidates must have completed a master’s degree with a valid GATE score/ entrance examination

Top 10 Colleges in Karnataka: Entrance Exam Schedule 2024

CAT - Common Admission Test (CAT) is conducted every year in online mode for admission to  IIMs, IITs, NITs, MNITs and other B schools and colleges in India. 

KCET: The Karnataka Common Entrance Test or KCET is a state-level examination conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority once a year.

GATE - Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering(GATE) is a national-level exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in online mode every year.

Karnataka PGCET - Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test is conducted once a year by Karnataka Examinations Authority in offline mode. It is a state-level examination conducted in English.

CLAT- Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national-level examination conducted by the Consortium of NLUs in offline mode. 

JEE Mains- Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is conducted by NTA twice a year in online mode.

COMEDK UGET- It is a state-level examination conducted in online mode by the Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka.

Top Colleges in Karnataka -  NIRF Ranking 2023

National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF is a ranking system followed by the Government of India to rank colleges and universities across our country. The NIRF ranking 2023 for top colleges in Karnataka is mentioned in the table  

College Name

Category

NIRF Rank

IISc Bangalore

University

1

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Management 

2

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

Law

1

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

Medical

4

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal 

University

6

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal 

Engineering

12

Mysore University, Mysuru

University

44

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru 

University

34

Bangalore University - Bangalore University, Bangalore

University

64

MSRIT, Bangalore

Engineering

67

Top Colleges in Karnataka: Fee-wise

The fee details of top government colleges in Karnataka and top private colleges in Karnataka along with their fee structure is mentioned in the table below:

Top 5 Government Colleges in Karnataka: Fee Wise

The top 5 Government colleges in Karnataka with the fee range are mentioned below;

College Name

Fee Range

IISc Bangalore

Rs 28,400 to Rs 5,03,000

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Rs 85,000 to Rs 8,25,000

Mysore University

Rs 1,810 to Rs 11,50,000

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

Rs 4,99,000 to Rs 17,43,000

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

Rs 34,000 to Rs 4,13,000

Top 5 Private Colleges in Karnataka: Fee Wise

The top 5 private colleges in Karnataka with the fees are mentioned below:

College Name

Fees Range

MSRIT Bangalore - Ramaiah Institute of Technology

Rs 1.72 Lakhs to Rs 6.08 Lakhs

Jain University, Bangalore

Rs 15,000 to Rs 31.5 Lakhs

Christ University, Bangalore

Rs 30,000 to Rs 20.88 Lakhs

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal

Rs 11,000 to Rs 1.02 Crore

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru

Rs 15,000 to Rs 94,50,000

Top 5 Colleges in Karnataka: Course Wise

College Name

Top Courses

IISc Bangalore

B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Tech, MBA, M.Des

IIM Bangalore

MBA, PGP, Ph.D

National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

B.A. LLB, LLM, LLB, M.A

MAHE Manipal

B.E/B.Tech, MBBS, MBA, M.E/M.Tech

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru 

MBBS, M.D, B.Pharma, M.Pharma, M.S

Best Colleges in Karnataka: Placement Wise

The median salary for UG and PG courses of top colleges in Karnataka as per NIRF report 2024  is mentioned in the table below:

Placement Link 

Median Salary UG

Median Salary PG

IISc Bangalore Placements

Rs 3,00,000

Rs 2,25,000

Bangalore University Placements

Rs 6,50,000

Rs 3,50,000

MAHE Manipal Placements

Rs 7,00,000

Rs 11,75,000

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Placement

Rs 9,80,500 

Rs 15,50,000

NIT Surathkal  Placements

Rs 15,00,000

Rs 15,59,000

Top Colleges in Karnataka: Cutoff Wise

Candidates interested in applying to the courses in top colleges in Karnataka are required to meet the cutoff score of the course. The cutoff details for the top colleges in Karnataka is mentioned below:

Top Colleges in Karnataka: College Predictor

Note: Karnataka is one the best states in India to live with good infrastructure, good housing facilities, safety and affordability. The top 10 colleges in Karnataka provide good infrastructure, well-designed curriculum, financial assistance and employment opportunities to students. 

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IISc Bangalore - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka
Public/Govt

IISc Bangalore - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka Public/Govt 4.8/529 Reviews
NIRF Ranking: 2
NIRF Ranking: 2
M.Tech Computer Science and Engineering
300+ Brochures downloaded so far
300+ Brochures downloaded so far

Top Institutes Accepting Applications

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru

Mysuru, Karnataka
3.5/51 Reviews
Private

JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru

Mysuru, Karnataka Private 3.5/51 Reviews
NIRF Ranking: 55
NIRF Ranking: 55
MBBS
  • Exams : NEET
  • Fees : 89.39 Lakhs
100+ Brochures downloaded so far
100+ Brochures downloaded so far

Mysore University - University of Mysore, Mysore

Mysuru, Karnataka
Public/Govt

Mysore University - University of Mysore, Mysore

Mysuru, Karnataka Public/Govt 4.2/521 Reviews
NIRF Ranking: 71
NIRF Ranking: 71
B.Com
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi

    Belgaum, Karnataka
    4.3/57 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi

    Belgaum, Karnataka Public/Govt 4.3/57 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 92
    NIRF Ranking: 92
    BE Computer Science and Engineering
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    NITTE Deemed to be University, Mangalore

    Mangalore, Karnataka
    Private

    NITTE Deemed to be University, Mangalore

    Mangalore, Karnataka Private
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    MBBS
    • Fees : 79.16 Lakhs
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Yenepoya University, Mangalore

    Mangalore, Karnataka
    3.0/51 Reviews
    Private

    Yenepoya University, Mangalore

    Mangalore, Karnataka Private 3.0/51 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    MBBS
    • Exams : NEET
    • Fees : 100 Lakhs
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    UAS Bangalore - University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

    Bangalore, Karnataka
    4.2/52 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    UAS Bangalore - University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

    Bangalore, Karnataka Public/Govt 4.2/52 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    B.Tech Biotechnology
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    MSRIT Bangalore - Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

    Bangalore, Karnataka
    Private

    MSRIT Bangalore - Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

    Bangalore, Karnataka Private 4.1/5135 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    NIRF Ranking: 101-150
    BE Computer Science and Engineering
    1000+ Brochures downloaded so far
    1000+ Brochures downloaded so far

    BLDE University, Bijapur

    Vijayapura, Karnataka
    Private

    BLDE University, Bijapur

    Vijayapura, Karnataka Private
    NIRF Ranking: 151-200
    NIRF Ranking: 151-200
    MBBS
    • Exams : NEET
    • Fees : 81.15 Lakhs
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

    Mangalore University - Mangalore University, Mangalore

    Mangalore, Karnataka
    5.0/51 Reviews
    Public/Govt

    Mangalore University - Mangalore University, Mangalore

    Mangalore, Karnataka Public/Govt 5.0/51 Reviews
    NIRF Ranking: 151-200
    NIRF Ranking: 151-200
    B.Com
      600+ Brochures downloaded so far
      600+ Brochures downloaded so far

      Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta

      Shivamogga, Karnataka
      Public/Govt

      Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta

      Shivamogga, Karnataka Public/Govt 4.8/512 Reviews
      NIRF Ranking: 151-200
      NIRF Ranking: 151-200
      B.Com
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

        KLE Deemed University - KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belgaum

        Belgaum, Karnataka
        5.0/51 Reviews
        Private
        NIRF Ranking: 151-200
        MBBS
        • Exams : NEET
        • Fees : 82.35 Lakhs
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

        Karnataka Samskrit University, Bangalore

        Bangalore, Karnataka
        Public/Govt

        Karnataka Samskrit University, Bangalore

        Bangalore, Karnataka Public/Govt
        BA
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

        Dayanand Sagar College of Management and Information Technology, Bangalore

        Bangalore, Karnataka
        4.0/54 Reviews
        Private
        MBA
        • Fees : 1.98 Lakhs
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

        KKECS Institute of Management, Banaglore

        Bangalore, Karnataka
        4.0/51 Reviews
        Private

        KKECS Institute of Management, Banaglore

        Bangalore, Karnataka Private 4.0/51 Reviews
        MBA
        • Fees : 3.53 Lakhs
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        SJM Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga

        Chitradurga, Karnataka
        Private

        SJM Dental College and Hospital, Chitradurga

        Chitradurga, Karnataka Private
        BDS
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          VS Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru

          Bangalore, Karnataka
          Private

          VS Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru

          Bangalore, Karnataka Private
          BDS
          • Exams : NEET
          • Fees : 27.50 Lakhs
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          RRDCH Bangalore - RajaRajeshwari Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore

          Kumbalgodu, Karnataka
          Private
          BDS
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

          BMSCL Bangalore - BMS College of Law, Bangalore

          600+ Brochures downloaded so far
          600+ Brochures downloaded so far

          Jain College of MCA and MBA, Belgaum

          Belgaum, Karnataka
          3.5/53 Reviews
          Private

          Jain College of MCA and MBA, Belgaum

          Belgaum, Karnataka Private 3.5/53 Reviews
          MBA
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

            MSRCL - Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore

            Bangalore, Karnataka
            Private

            MSRCL - Ramaiah College of Law, Bangalore

            Bangalore, Karnataka Private 3.8/512 Reviews
            B.Com LLB
              300+ Brochures downloaded so far
              300+ Brochures downloaded so far

              Government Pharmacy College, Bangalore

              Bangalore, Karnataka
              Public/Govt

              Government Pharmacy College, Bangalore

              Bangalore, Karnataka Public/Govt
              B.Pharma
                300+ Brochures downloaded so far
                300+ Brochures downloaded so far

                Krupanidhi Degree College, Bangalore

                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                National Degree College, Bangalore

                Bangalore, Karnataka
                4.0/51 Reviews
                Private

                National Degree College, Bangalore

                Bangalore, Karnataka Private 4.0/51 Reviews
                B.Com Finance and Accounts
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                NMKRV College for Women, Bengaluru

                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                Canara Bank School of Management Studies, Bangalore

                Bangalore, Karnataka
                4.4/55 Reviews
                Public/Govt
                MBA
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                AS Patil College of Commerce, Vijayapur

                Vijayapura, Karnataka
                3.7/53 Reviews
                Private

                AS Patil College of Commerce, Vijayapur

                Vijayapura, Karnataka Private 3.7/53 Reviews
                MBA
                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                  Shree Devi College of Pharmacy, Mangalore

                  Mangalore, Karnataka
                  3.5/51 Reviews
                  Private

                  Shree Devi College of Pharmacy, Mangalore

                  Mangalore, Karnataka Private 3.5/51 Reviews
                  B.Pharma
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                    100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                    Karavali College of Pharmacy, Mangalore

                    Mudushedde, Karnataka
                    Private

                    Karavali College of Pharmacy, Mangalore

                    Mudushedde, Karnataka Private
                    B.Pharma
                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                      Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

                      Bangalore, Karnataka
                      5.0/51 Reviews
                      Private

                      Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

                      Bangalore, Karnataka Private 5.0/51 Reviews
                      D.Pharma
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                        Mallige College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

                        Bangalore, Karnataka
                        4.0/51 Reviews
                        Private

                        Mallige College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

                        Bangalore, Karnataka Private 4.0/51 Reviews
                        B.Pharma
                          100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                          100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                          NET Pharmacy College, Raichur

                          Raichur, Karnataka
                          3.8/51 Reviews
                          Private

                          NET Pharmacy College, Raichur

                          Raichur, Karnataka Private 3.8/51 Reviews
                          B.Pharma
                            100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                            National College of Pharmacy, Shimoga

                            Shivamogga, Karnataka
                            Private

                            National College of Pharmacy, Shimoga

                            Shivamogga, Karnataka Private
                            B.Pharma
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                              Soniya Education Trusts College of Pharmacy, Dharwad

                              Hubali-Dharwad, Karnataka
                              Private
                              B.Pharma
                                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                                RR College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

                                Bangalore, Karnataka
                                3.0/51 Reviews
                                Private

                                RR College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

                                Bangalore, Karnataka Private 3.0/51 Reviews
                                B.Pharma
                                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                                  100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                                  The Oxford College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

                                  Bangalore, Karnataka
                                  5.0/52 Reviews
                                  Private

                                  The Oxford College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

                                  Bangalore, Karnataka Private 5.0/52 Reviews
                                  B.Pharma
                                    300+ Brochures downloaded so far
                                    300+ Brochures downloaded so far

                                    Dr BR Ambedkar College of Law, Bangalore

                                    Bangalore, Karnataka
                                    Private

                                    Dr BR Ambedkar College of Law, Bangalore

                                    Bangalore, Karnataka Private
                                    BA LLB Integrated
                                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                                      100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                                      Hurakadli Ajja Law College, Dharwad

                                      Alnavar, Karnataka
                                      Private

                                      Hurakadli Ajja Law College, Dharwad

                                      Alnavar, Karnataka Private
                                      LLB
                                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                                        100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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