At some point in time, we all had a dream of becoming a doctor. Well, biology is not only about becoming a doctor rather there are many branches of biology in which you can make your careers like microbiology, botany and many more. It is a very demanding subject and hence more and more students choose it as the main subject in 12th standard. Some of the best colleges/ institutions for studying biology in India are mentioned below.

1. Indian Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology – IIT is always the best option when you pursue higher studies in science. This institute is located in Mumbai and is under public ownership. This institution has many academic divisions, including departments focused on aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering followed by the department of biology and microbiology. Its fee ranges from 2-3lakhs. It provides a placement package of 20-21LPA. The university has numerous partnerships with institutions in around two dozen countries for student exchanges, joint degree programs and collaborative research work. 

2. University of Delhi

University of Delhi – Located in Delhi, the University of Delhi is the most affordable and reputed University in India with a cluster of more than 70 colleges affiliated with it. The University have a range of colleges for all streams and almost every college offers various courses like B.Sc. honours and programs in science (biology field). The fee falls somewhere around 3k to 25k depending on the course and college opted. It provides a placement package of 2-3 LPA.



PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA– It is a University in Kolkata under private ownership. Its earlier name was Hindoo College which was later changed to Presidency and was associated with Calcutta University. The University is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and has around 17 departments that offer UG, PG and PhD programmes in various specializations including B.A, B.Sc., M.SC., M.A and many more across all the streams of arts, science and commerce. Admission to both UG and PG courses is through entrance exams; the exam for undergraduate courses is PUBDET and for postgraduate courses is PUMDET. The fee is around 10k to 20k. Average placement packages offered are around 5LPA.


PATNA SCIENCE COLLEGE– This College is under public/government ownership and offers around 7 courses across 1 stream. Some of the popular courses are B.Sc. and B.Sc. honours. ITS fee ranges from 11k to 50k varying with courses. The placement packages offered are around 3 -4 LPA. 

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5. Division of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science

Division of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science– This is a government institution situated in Bangalore. It offers many undergraduate courses across many fields. The most popular course of the college is B.Sc. Its fee ranges from around 40k to 60k. The average salary offered is around 8 -10 LPA. 


BANGALORE UNIVERSITY– It is a government-owned University and is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The University is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and offers courses/programs like B.E, B.Com, MA, M.Com, PhD, B.Sc. across many fields like engineering, designing, management, business and many more. The fee for various courses is around 10 to 25k. It provides a placement package of approximately around 18-19 lakhs.

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7. SAGE University

SAGE University – It is a private institute located in Indore set up by the Madhya Pradesh Private University Act. It offers around 100 + courses in various streams such as Applied Sciences, Agriculture, Computing, Engineering and Technology and many more. Its fee ranges from 1-2lakhs. It provides a placement package of around 3-4 LPA. Some of the top recruiters are Red Hat Linux, Micro Focus, Amazon Web Services, Google, etc.

8. Amity University

Amity University– It is located in Gwalior and is a private University established by Ritnand Balved Education Foundation [RBEF]. The university offers UG, PG in streams such as Engineering, Biotechnology, Management, Commerce, Design, Law, Mass Communication, Pharmacy, Fashion, Architecture, Psychology, Liberal Arts, IT, economics and many more. Its fee ranges from 2-3lakhs. It provides a placement package of 5-6 LPA.

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9. Ethiraj College for Women

Ethiraj College for Women – Also known as Ethiraj Chennai, this only women college is located in Egmore, Chennai. The college is under private/autonomous ownership and offers around 30+ courses across 7 and more streams like B.Sc. honours and programs, B.A, M.A, M.SC and many more. Its fee ranges from around 2 to 3 lakhs. It provides a placement package of around 2-4LPA.

10. Tezpur University

 Tezpur University – This University is established in Tezpur, Assam. It offers various UG and PG courses like BSc, BA, B.Com, B.Ed., MA, MScMBA and many more. It is recognised by UGC, AIC, AICTE and accredited by NAAC. The fee ranges from 10k to 70k varying with programs. Average placement packages offered are around 2.5 to 4 LPA. Its fee ranges from 1-2 lakhs. It provides a placement package of 2-3LPA. 

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Biology is a very good field for you if you are interested in research work. So many colleges and universities offer various courses in many branches of biology. If looking for the topmost colleges to study biology, must have a look at these colleges. Hope the article helps. 

By: Nupur Bhagat


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