In the list of the best universities in India, the name of Oriental University in Indore deserves a special mention. The university has done pioneering works in taking India to the global level. It has played a vital role in producing experts and professionals in various fields of education.

  • Earlier known as the Oriental Group, it got the recognition of university under section 2 (f) of the UGC Act, 196 in the year 2011.
  • It is still a part of the Oriental Group and focuses on the objective to contribute more and more in the field of aviation, energy, refinery and such.
  • The university is stretched over an area of 100 acres of land surrounded by picturesque views on the outskirts of the International Airport in the Indore-Ujjain Highway.
  • It has a supreme infrastructure having huge classrooms, fully furnished labs and workshops that makes sure that the students are provided with everything they need.
  • The campus has been designed by the most reputed contractors of the country who have given an international look to it.
  • The OU puts immense emphasis in offering such courses which would help in producing high class professionals that could be helpful to the nation’s cause.
  • Mr. K. L. Thakral is the first Chancellor as well as the Founder Chairman of the Oriental Group and also the University.
  • The students are also encouraged to be a part of various social services and cultural events as well to make them morally and intellectually stronger
  • The placement opportunities are wonderful. Most of the students got placed in A-list companies such as Infosys, CTS, Syntel and L&T Infotech.


The academic curriculum of the university has been designed to cater to the needs of the students and provide them with all the essential elements of a university life. The few well known departments are:

  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics
  • Department of Pharmacy


The University has an independent Training & placement Cell devoted to cater the needs of the organizations in conducting campus interviews for placements.

Placement of Engineering and Technology Students 2011

Name Of Company

Students Placed

Cognizant Technology Systems




Wipro Technologies


L&T Infotech


M & M


Wipro Infotech


Tech Mahindra






Persistent Systems


Mico Bosch










NIIT Technologies




Total Placements


Extracurricular Activities

The students at OU are not only provided top class education but also allowed to be a part of various social and cultural activities.

  • University students are engaged in community services like healthcare camps, advocacy campaigns, working for the underprivileged and many other works
  • The NSS wing of the university also takes in students to involve them in several social services such as planting trees, cleaning the campus and so on
  • The students also engage themselves in a number of cultural events that the university organizes and they are given shared responsibility to organize such events
  • The students of the university celebrate the various national and regional festivals with equal enthusiasm.


With such amazing array of courses and other activities that keeps the students active and lively in the campus, they are also provided with world class facilities. 

  • Superb accommodation facilities are provided to the students of the university making them feel completely at home and providing an ideal atmosphere to study and develop.
  • Separate hostels for boys and girls are there to be availed equipped with modern amenities and facilities
  • A mess providing quality food, hygienic too is there in each of the hostels
  • In-house laundry, a mini shopping center, music room and canteens etc are also provided to the students in the hostel

As like many top universities, the Oriental University also boasts of a magnificent library that is present in the campus offering remarkable resources to the students, teachers and scholars.

  • It has a fine assortment of books, magazines, e-books, newspapers, e-journals and so on that assists the students greatly
  • There are individual rooms in the library equipped with tables, chairs, shelves and other stuffs.
  • Internet connectivity of 24 hours is there in all the rooms that enable the students to access anything, anytime

Sports facility
The importance of physical fitness and sports has been realized well by the university and that is why it provides exceptional sports infrastructure in the campus.

  • There is present a huge playground having badminton and basketball courts and other outdoor games facilities too
  • The campus has facilities for jogging, yoga and many indoor games as well which gives ample scope to the students to stay fit and healthy and refreshing also
  • A modern equipped gym is there too with all the machines and instruments like dumbbells, discs, exercise bike and rowing machine etc