MBBS/BDS Seats in India through NEET
Prabha Dhavala, 18 May 2019

MBBS/BDS Seats in India through NEET - Most medical aspirants in the country generally are curious to know what the number of MBBS/BDS seats in India through NEET is. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the largest medical undergraduate entrance exam is the entry to the 70,693 MBBS seats and 26,693 BDS seats offered by medical and dental institutions respectively across the country. Knowing the number of MBBS/BDS seats in India through NEET allows candidates to gauge their chances of admissions to MBBS or BDS programmes. This article gives details of not just MBBS /BDS seats in India through NEET but also the seats offered through AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS. Medical aspirants can check all the details of the total number of MBBS and BDS seats in India through NEET in the article below in addition to the seats through AIIMS and JIPMER.

NEET 2020 will be tentatively held on May 3, for which the application process may start on November 1, 2019. Admissions to MBBS/BDS courses in all medical/dental colleges, government or private (except for AIIMS and JIPMER institutions) will be through NEET scores only. As per the new law, all entrance exams for MBBS and BDS like AIIMs and JIPMER may come under NEET UG.

In addition, the details of the MBBS seats offered in Institutions of National Importance like the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), are also given for the benefit of students. This data has been collected from the announcements by various Ministeries in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as well as the information listed in the official website of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Dental Council of India (DCI).

Increase in MBBS/BDS seats in India
To cope up with the requirements of the country’s rapidly growing healthcare sector, the Government of India has been attempting to raise the number of seats and colleges in MBBS and BDS through NEET year after year. The aim is to infuse more doctors into the system and strengthen it further. The year 2019 saw a substantial increase in the MBBS and BDS seats available on account of the EWS quota which was announced for the economically weaker section of the society.

The comprehensive state-wise list of the total MBBS and BDS seats in colleges across India, segregated as per categories, type of college- government, private, central, etc. is given in the table below for the reference of candidates aspiring for admission in undergraduate (MBBS or BDS) courses of medical/dental colleges in India.


Total MBBS/BDS Seats and Colleges in India

Type of Colleges

MBBS

BDS

Total Colleges

Total Seats

Total Colleges

Total Seats

Government Colleges

236

36,863

50

3,513

Private Colleges including Deemed Universities

249

33,830

263

23,260

Total Seats through NEET
519
70,693
313
26773

AIIMS & JIPMER institutions


15 AIIMS; 2 JIPMER
1205 (AIIMS) + 200 (JIPMER)
-
-

Grand Total

546

72,098

313

26773

MBBS/BDS Seats in India state wise:

While the total seats (both AIQ and State Quota) are mentioned above, the MBBS seats in India state wise are mentioned below along with the BDS seats for each state. MBBS and BDS seats (85%) are through the state counselling which a majority of students apply as per their state of eligibility.

List of Government Medical/Dental Colleges and Seats (MBBS/BDS)

GOVERNMENT COLLEGES

State/UT

MBBS

BDS

Total Colleges#

Total Seats*

Total Colleges#

Total Seats*

Andaman & Nicobar

1

100

0

0

Andhra Pradesh

13

2360

2

140

Arunachal Pradesh
1
50
0
0

Assam

6

900

3

176

Bihar

9

1140

1

40

Chandigarh

1

150

1

100

Chattisgarh

6

670

1

100

Delhi

6

1015

3

162

Goa

1

180

1

50

Gujarat

17

3350

4

500

Haryana

5

710

1

100

Himachal Pradesh

6

720

1

75

Jammu & Kashmir

3

485

2

126

Jharkhand

3

280

1

50

Karnataka

18

2550

3

160

Kerala

10

1455

5

240

Madhya Pradesh

10

1570

1

50

Maharashtra

23

4080

4

260

Manipur

2

200

2

100

Meghalaya

1

50

0

0

Orissa

7

1150

1

50

Pondicherry

1

180

1

40

Punjab

3

600

2

80

Rajasthan

14

2600

1

40

Tamil Nadu

25

3450

1

100

Telangana

8

1440

1

100

Tripura

1

125

0

0

Uttar Pradesh

18

2278

3

190

Uttarakhand

3

425

0

0

West Bengal

14

2600

3

250

Total

236

36836

47

2,930

Note: Compiled from MCI website including EWS seats added in 2019.

List of Private Medical/Dental Colleges and Seats (MBBS/BDS)

PRIVATE COLLEGES

State/UT

MBBS

BDS

Total Colleges#

Total Seats*

Total Colleges#

Total Seats*

Andaman & Nicobar

0

0

0

0

Andhra Pradesh

19

2,850**

13

1,200

Assam

0

0

0

0

Bihar

3

400

3

200

Chandigarh

0

0

0

0

Chattisgarh

3

450

5

500

Daman & Diu

0

0

1

100

Delhi

1

200

0

0

Goa

0

0

0

0

Gujarat

7

1,000

9

840

Haryana

6

850

9

850

Himachal Pradesh

1

150

4

280

Jammu & Kashmir

1

100

1

100

Jharkhand

0

0

3

300

Karnataka

39

6,195

44

3,360

Kerala

21

2,800

20

1,730

Madhya Pradesh

12

1,800

14

1,320

Maharashtra

30

4,220

34

3,250

Manipur

0

0

0

0

Meghalaya

0

0

0

0

Orissa

4

500

3

300

Pondicherry

7

1,050

3

300

Punjab

5***

1,050

13

1,150

Rajasthan

8

1,200

14

1,460

Sikkim

1

100

0

0

Tamil Nadu

24

3,600

28

2,760

Telangana

18

2,650

11

1,040

Tripura

0

0

0

0

Uttar Pradesh

30

4,150

24

2,400

Uttarakhand

3

450

2

200

West Bengal

4

550

3

300

Total

247

36,315****

260

24,130

MBBS Seats in AIIMs and JIPMER:

Candidates interested in knowing the number of MBBS seats in AIIMs and JIPMER can check the table below for the details. The seats are listed state wise.

Seats and Colleges established under AIIMS and JIPMER (MBBS)

State/UTs

MBBS

Total Colleges

Total Seats

Andhra Pradesh

1

50

Bihar

1

100

Chattisgarh

1

100

Delhi

1

107

Madhya Pradesh

1

150

Maharashtra

1

50

Orissa

1

150

Pondicherry

2

200

Rajasthan

1

100

Uttrakhand

1

100

Total

11

1,107

List of Central Medical/Dental Universities and seats (MBBS/BDS)

CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES

State/UT

MBBS

BDS

Total Colleges

Total Seats

Total Colleges

Total Seats

Uttar Pradesh

2

151

2

88

Total

2

151

2

88

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