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2018's top 20 arts colleges in India

June 02, 2018 08:30 IST

India Today has released its annual list of best colleges in India. 
In the second part of a series, we bring you the top 20 colleges for arts.

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St Stephen's College, Delhi

St Stephen's journey began in 1881 with just seven disciplines including philosophy, Sanskrit and English.
Currently, it offers 11 undergraduate degree courses in English, philosophy, economics, history, Sanskrit, BA, physics, chemistry, mathematics, physical science and computer science.

Photograph: Kind courtesy St Stephen's College, Delhi

St Stephen's College, Delhi is the ranked the best college for arts in India, as per India Today's annual university rankings.

Among the many factors that worked to its advantage is the student-run clubs and a well-stacked library.

'The college has 43 societies and clubs-driven mostly by students' committees which organise events and raise and collect funds for them. For each subject, there is a society in addition to other academic and cultural ones and the general clubs for social service, debating, dramatics and photography, to name a few,' Harshita Das/India Today said.

It houses one of the oldest libraries in the country, containing more than 95,000 books. Their digital collection runs to over 3.6 million titles, the report added.

Among its distinguished alumni include Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Shashi Tharoor, Kapil Sibal, Amitav Ghosh, Khushwant Singh and Rohit Bal.

Presenting the Top 20 of 100 arts colleges as per India Today's findings:

Top 20 arts colleges in India 2018

Top 20 arts colleges of 2018: India Today survey

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