The top leading universities in Tamil Nadu (India) include SRM University, Bharathiar University, Amrita University, Karunya University, Alagappa University, SASTRA University, VIT University, among others.

SRM University is one of the top ranking universities in India, offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health sciences, and Science and Humanities. SRM Engineering is ranked India's No.1 in Private Engineering Colleges, according to the Education Times (The Times of India) - GFK Mode Survey 2009.

Bharathiar University has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and it is a member of the Association of Indian Universities and Commonwealth Universities. The University is accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC and placed among the top 10 universities at the national level and ranked 2nd among the non-professional Universities (Times of India).

Amrita University has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an 'A' grade, based on evaluation of all campuses and programs by a peer review committee.

Karunya University is a fully residential Christian private university in India. It is ranked 8th in the country as per the infrastructure ranking by Data Quest magazine, two places ahead of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Alagappa University is accredited with 'A' Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. The University offers education through Regular, Week-end, Distance and Collaborative modes.

SASTRA University has been accredited with GRADE 'A' by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission in February 2008. M/s. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. has accredited SASTRA with A grade (Highest) putting SASTRA in the elite company of premier institutions.

VIT University was founded with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. It has been ranked 7th best private engineering college by Outlook. Programmes at VIT have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

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