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Given below is the list of Top Central Universities in India 2023 approved by UGC. First for the benefit of those who do not know- A central university also known as a union university formed by an act of Parliament. As such, there is a special act in the form of Central Universities Act 2009 that regulates and governs these universities. These universities are under the purview of the Department of Higher Education of the Human Resources and Development Ministry of the Government of India. Central universities are permitted to award their own degree however they are restricted from granting affiliation to colleges. As per UGC's latest publicized list, there are 46 deemed central universities in India offering MBA, Btech, Mtech and Ph.D programs.

Andhra Pradesh -

Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur
National Sanskrit University (previously Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth), Tirupati

Arunachal Pradesh -

Rajiv Gandhi University,  Itanagar

Assam -

Assam University, Silchar
Tezpur University, Tezpur

Bihar -

Central University of South Bihar, Chhajjubagh
Mahatma Gandhi Central University, East Champaran
Nalanda University, Nalanda

Delhi -

Central Sanskrit University, New Delhi
Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapith, New Delhi
South Asian University, New Delhi
University of Delhi, Delhi

Gujarat -

Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar

Haryana -

Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh

Himachal Pradesh -

Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamashala

Jammu and Kashmir -

Central University of Jammu, Jammu
Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar

Jharkhand -

Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi

Karnataka -

Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga

Kerala -

Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod

Chhatisgarh -

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

Madhya Pradesh -

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Anuppur

Maharashtra -

Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha

Manipur -

Central Agricultural University, Imphal
Manipur University, Imphal
National Sports University, Imphal

Meghalaya -

North Eastern Hill University, Shillong

Mizoram -

Mizoram University, Aizwal

Nagaland -

Nagaland University, Zunheboto

Orissa -

Central University of Orissa, Koraput

Puducherry -

Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Punjab -

Central University of Punjab, Bathinda

Rajasthan -

Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer

Sikkim -

Sikkim University, Gangtok

Tamil Nadu -

Central university of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur
Indian Maritime University, Chennai

Tripura -

Tripura University, Agartala

Uttar Pradesh -

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University, Raebareli
University of Allahabad, Allahabad

Uttarakhand -

Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Garhwal

West Bengal -

Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan

Telangana -

English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.

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  • JNU  Jawaharlal Nehru University

    JNU Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the few universities in India does not require a formal introduction.
    Address : Jawaharlal Nehru University New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067 Phones: +91-11-26742676, 26742575, 26741557 Fax: 26742580

  • Tezpur University

    Tezpur University is a UGC recognized central university formed by an act of the state legislature in 1994.
    Address : Tezpur University Napaam, Tezpur Sonitpur, Assam (India) Pin - 784 028 Phone : +91-3712-267007/8/9 Fax : +91-3712-267005/6

  • University of Delhi

    University of Delhi epitomises high standards of teaching and research.
    Address : University of Delhi Delhi-110 007, India Phone No. (91-11-) 27667853, 27667011, 27667190

  • BHU  Banaras Hindu University

    Banaras Hindu University is a well known name among universities in India.
    Address : Banaras Hindu University Campus Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Road, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005 Ph:- 670-1673 2368558, 2307222

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University  IGNOU

    The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), established by an Act of Parliament in 1985, has continuously striven to build an inclusive knowledge society through inclusive education.
    Address : Indira Gandhi National Open University Maidan Garhi, IGNOU Rd, New Delhi 110068.

  • Jamia Millia Islamia University

    Jamia Millia Islamia or National Islamic University is a known name among universities in India.
    Address : Jamia Millia Islamia Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India Phone: +91(11)26981717,26984617,26984658, 26988044,26987183 Fax: +91(11)2698 0229

  • Allahabad University

    The University of Allahabad is a central public university.
    Address : Allahabad University Old Katra, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211002 Phone: 0532-2461083

  • Assam University

    Assam University is teaching cum affiliating university with 35 departments under its 16 schools of learning.
    Address : Assam University Silchar - 788 011, Assam, India Registrar : 91-03842-270806 Fax:-91-03842-270802

  • Central University of Tamilnadu

    Central University of Tamilnadu is a central multi-disciplinary educational established formed by an act of the India government.
    Address : Central University of Tamilnadu Collectorate Annexe, Thanjavur Road, Thiruvarur-610 004 (Tamil Nadu) Phone: +91 4366 220311 Fax: +91 4366 225312

  • Central University of Rajasthan

    Central University of Rajasthan is a new central university funded by the Government of India.
    Address : Central University of Rajasthan NH-8, Bandar Sindri, Dist-Ajmer-305801, Rajasthan [INDIA] Phone : +91-1463-238755

  • Central University of Bihar

    Central University of Bihar is one among the newest clan of central universities established in India.
    Address : Central University of Bihar BIT Campus, P.O.- B. V. College Patna - 800 014, Bihar, India Phone/Fax: 0612-2227600(Administration), 2226538(Academic)

  • Central University of Karnataka

    Central University of Karnataka is one among the 16 new central universities established by the Government of India during the UGC's XI plan period.
    Address : Central University of Karnataka Kadaganchi, Aland Road, Gulbarga Dist. - 585 311. Ph:- 08477-226705

  • Central University of Kashmir

    Central University of Kashmir formerly known as Central University of Jammu and Kashmir is funded and regulated by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
    Address : Central University of Kashmir Transit Campus, Sonwar (Near G.B.Pant Hospital), 190004 Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. Ph.No: 0194-2468357,0194-2468346 Fax. No: 0194-2468351,0194-2468354

  • Central University of Kerala

    Believing strongly that "Knowledge is eternal" the Central University of Kerala was formed in 2009 under the Central Universities Act in the northern most district of Kasargod.
    Address : Central University of Kerala Vidyanagar (PO), Kasaragod (DT), Kerala - 671123 INDIA Phone: + 91 4994 256420 Fax: +91 4994 257 033

  • Central University of Punjab

    The Central University of Punjab (CUPB) is a central university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
    Address : Central University of Punjab City Campus, Mansa Road, Bathinda-151001 STD code 0164 - 2864122, 2864106 (Tele-Fax)