Till a decade ago it was believed that the word placement could only be associated with professional courses. It was the time when people felt that the ones studying arts were lesser than their counterparts.However, this is far from being true. Even the statistics convey the same. The number of arts colleges in India is low but the competition for those arts seats is too much. Many times it happens that seats for arts in a college are filled at a faster pace than other streams.Since the results are out and universities and colleges across the country are releasing their cut-off lists, let’s take a look at the best arts colleges in India in 2018 as per the India Today rankings.1. St. Stephen’s College, New DelhiFounded on February 1, 1881, St. Stephen’s is the oldest college in Delhi. It was first affiliated to Calcutta University, and later to Punjab University. With the establishment of Delhi University in 1922, it became one of its three original constituent colleges.2. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New DelhiA centre for academic excellence and achievement, LSR is today one of the finest institutions for Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce, while also offering a BSc programme in Statistics. Professional courses like Elementary Education and Journalism are among its strengths.3. Hindu College, New DelhiThe college boasts of an accomplished faculty of about 120 members, and more than 2,000 students. The college is also proud of its efficient and very supportive non-academic staff. It offers a number of courses in the sciences, humanities and the social science streams.advertisement4. Miranda House, New DelhiMiranda House, a residential college for women, is one of the premier women’s institutions of Delhi University. It was founded in 1948 by the then Vice-Chancellor Sir Maurice Gwyer, its foundation stone was laid by Lady Edwina Mountbatten. Miranda House offers liberal education in Humanities and Science to more than 2,500 students.5. Kirori Mal College, DelhiKirori Mal College (KMC), established in 1954 is one of the premier institutions of higher learning constituent to the University of Delhi, for all academic, administrative and extracurricular activity purposes.There are 21 undergraduate programmes including 15 honours courses in 19 Departments in the college. It is the only college in the University of Delhi which offers BSc in analytical Chemistry at the undergraduate level.6. Madras Christian College, ChennaiThe college was founded as a school in 1837. It is known as much for its academic standing and leadership building as it is for social commitment. Today, the college has more than 5,000 students and over 220 faculty members serving in 31 departments.7. Christ University, BangaloreChrist University was formerly Christ College (Autonomous) affiliated to Bangalore University. Established in July 1969, Christ College is a premier educational institute of Bangalore. The college has an innovative and modern curriculum.8. Loyola College, ChennaiLoyola College was founded by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1925, with the primary objective of providing university education in a Christian atmosphere for deserving students, especially those belonging to the Catholic community. Although this college is meant primarily for Catholics, it admits other students irrespective of caste and creed.9. Hansraj College, New DelhiA premier institution, with highly qualified academicians imparting education in different fields, the college today enjoys a reputation for outstanding performance in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities.10. St. Xavier’s College, MumbaiSt. Xavier’s College strives to form men and women who will build a more just and humane world. It strives for an intellectual endeavour that focuses on critical and creative thinking, with the aim of social transformation.