The top leading universities in Jharkhand (India) are Ranchi University, Birsa Agricultural University, Indian School of Mines, Vinoba Bhave University, among others.

Ranchi University is the leading institution of higher learning in this part of the country in terms of territorial jurisdiction it has, composition of the population it caters to the needs of, range, dimension and quality of academic programmes it offers and avenues for research it provides. The syllabi for main stream courses in science, humanities and commerce have been upgraded to meet the requirements of University Grants Commission(UGC). Jamshedpur Women's College and St. Xavier's College, Ranchi were accorded College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) status by UGC.

Birsa Agricultural University was established on 26 June 1981 with primary objective in developing area specific technologies and manpower in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry for the agricultural development of the plateau region of Bihar and economic upliftment of tribal and other backward class population of the region.

Indian School of Mines (ISM) is a fully residential and co-educational university located in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The all round achievement by the graduates of Indian School of Mines was duly recognized and the School was granted university status under the UGC Act in 1967. The School has links with prestigious universities and institutes across the globe and has an alumni base all over the world.

The Vinoba Bhave University is one of the premier universities of Jharkhand. The Association of Indian Universities granted membership to this University in December 1992 and in appreciation and recognition of the pace of the growth, granted permanent membership in 2001. The UGC, New Delhi has recognized the University and registered it under section 12 (B) of the UGC Act 1956, facilitating finances for its all round development. Vinoba Bhave University is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities, London.

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