Looking for the top ten universities offering the highest starting salaries has been a daunting task as most of the Universities in India are yet to release the current starting pay (based on experience at the university). However considering the task at hand we are giving you a list of salaries offered to Research Fellows and Associate Professors etc (designations generally attributed to individuals who are considerably new in the profession)

Aligarh Muslim University:

With a range of disciplines like Medicine, Management, Commerce, Social Sciences, Arts, Agricultural Sciences, Law and Life Sciences etc in the offing the university offers some of the most lucrative annual average salaries to its employees- INR 1.96 lakh (INR 1- INR 4 lakh) and INR 3.47 (INR 2- INR 6 lakhs) to its Research Fellows and Lecturers or readers respectively.

Annamalai University:

According to Payscale.com the Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu pays 5% more than the prevalent industry standards. Though information based on work experience of less than a year is not available, a lecturer or speaker here is entitled to average salaries of INR 117,508 – INR 443,061 per year.

Lovely Professional University (Indian Institute of Science/IIIT/IIT):

Some current salaries recently in the offing ranged from INR 30,000- INR 1, 00,000 per month for the post of Assistant Professors with variations based on different programs and eligibility criteria. Lecturers with Master degree (in relevant branch of Science) were offered something around INR 30,000 each month.

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Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad:

Some of the best salaries are up for the grabs for the posts of Junior System Administrator, Assistant Professor and Lecturers. According to career.com on an average these individuals are entitled to average yearly salaries of INR 1.73 lakhs (Junior System Administrator), INR 4.14 lakhs (Assistant Professors) and INR 2.24 lakhs per annum (lecturers), though exact salaries meant for absolute freshers are not mentioned.

Mumbai University:

The very famous Mumbai University according to Payscale.com usually pays 91% above the prevalent industry standards, which is fairly compatible to the high cost of living in the city. A speaker or a lecturer here is entitled to average annual salary range of INR 92,122 – INR 444,985

Symbiosis International University:

Although according to payscale.com Symbiosis International University pays 16 per cent below the market rates, the reason why it features in this list is that an individual with 1-4 years of experience is entitled an approximate remuneration of INR 362,500 per annum, with an Assistant professor’s salary hovering around INR 184,401 – INR 649,565 per year.

Banaras Hindu University:

The University shells out pay packets worth a whopping 116 per cent more than the usual market prices where with an experience of 1-4 years you are entitled to average remuneration worth INR 525,000 per year.

Doon University, Uttarakhand:

This University had recently posted jobs for Assistant and Associate professors with a proposed Pay Scale of INR 15600-39100 and Grade Pay of INR 8000, though the required number of years in the field was not mentioned.

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Bangalore University:

According to payscale.com this university pays five percent more than the average rates in the market. Careeropener.com reveals that Assistant professors, Associate professors and research scholars are entitled to salaries worth INR 4.6 lakhs, INR 11.21 lakhs and INR 3.39 lakhs per annum respectively.
Visva Bharati University is another university which has well designed pay structures for employees.

*Statistics have been derived from payscale.com, entrance-exam.net, careeropener.com and also from lpu.in. Salaries are subject to change with time.