Miranda College, which is for girls, was followed by Hindu College. Last year, the second position was secured by Lady Shri Ram College.
Anna University's rank slipped to 20 this year. against 14th rank last year. The University of Madras slipped 11 ranks from 28 to 39.
Pradhan said every higher education institution needs to be accredited and self-declaration and transparency shall be the basis of assessment and accreditation.
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has been ranked as the top university in the country for the second year in a row.