Top colleges to pursue Arts in India


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X and XII board exams for the academic year 2016-17 will start in March and once the exams are over it will be time for those aspiring to pursue arts to take the most crucial decision of their career -where to study.

For all those planning to pursue arts/humanities, we present to you the list of Top 11 arts colleges in India:

1. Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), New Delhi:

Founded in 1956, LSR is one of the most reputed institutes for Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce. The courses offered under Arts include History, Philosophy, Sanskrit, English, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, and Hindi.


2. St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi

Established in 1881 with the motto Ad Dei Gloriam (“To the Glory of God”, in Latin), St. Stephen’s College has consistently topped various surveys for both science and arts courses.

It is also one of three original constituent colleges of the University of Delhi. One can pursue BA and MA degrees in various humanities subjects including Economics, English, History, Philosophy, and Sanskrit.


3. Christ University, Bangalore:

Established in July 1969, it was formerly Christ College (Autonomous) and was affiliated to Bangalore University. It offers degree in a wide range of arts subjects like Economics, Philosophy, English, History, Mass Communication, Sociology and Psychology, besides offering general BA degree.


4. Loyola College, Chennai:

Founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1925, it aims at providing education in a Christian environment. Mainly meant for Catholics, students from other religions are also welcome here.

BA and MA courses offered in Arts include subjects like Economics, English Literature, History, Social Work, Tamil Literature, Sociology, French Literature, and Philosophy.


5. Miranda House, New Delhi

Founded in 1948 by the then Vice-Chancellor Sir Maurice Gwyer, Miranda House is a residential college for women. It is one of the premier women’s institutions of Delhi University and is reputed for offering degrees in science and liberal arts.

Degrees in Arts are offered for subjects like Bengali, Economics, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, and Sociology.


6. Hans Raj College, New Delhi:

Founded in 1948, Hans Raj College offers degrees in Science, Liberal Arts and Commerce. It is also well-known for sports and extra-curricular activities. Arts courses include BA degree in subjects like Economics, Hindi, English, History and Sanskrit.


7. Madras Christian College (MCC), Chennai:

MCC was founded in 1837 and is one of Asia’s oldest extant colleges. Though affiliated to the University of Madras, it functions as an autonomous institution.

It offers over 30 regular courses in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Arts, Sciences, and Commerce. Students interested to graduate in Arts can opt for subjects like English, Tamil, History, Philosophy, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, and Social Work.


8. Hindu College, New Delhi:

Affiliated to the University of Delhi, Hindu College was founded in 1899. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in science, humanities and social sciences.

Graduation in arts can be done in subjects like Economics, History, English, Hindi, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, and Sociology.


9. Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), New Delhi:

Affiliated to the University of Delhi, SRCC started granting undergraduate degrees in 1932 and graduate degrees in 1948. It offers General BA besides Honours in Economics and also MA in Economics.


10. Fergusson College, Pune

Founded in 1885, Fergusson College is a premier degree college. It offers BA degree in Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Hindi, History, Marathi, Mathematics (Industrial), Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology and Statistics (Applied). MA degree can be pursued in Economics, English, Marathi and Psychology.


11. Ramjas College, New Delhi

Established in 1917, Ramjas College is one of the first three colleges formed under the University of Delhi. It offers BA in subjects including Honours English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Economics, History, Political Science and Music, besides General BA program.



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