MBBS/BDS Seats in India through NEET

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‘Number of MBBS seats in India’ or ‘Total MBBS BDS seats in India’ are common search queries of many aspirants, as they naturally wish to know their chances of gaining admissions in the tough competition that marks NEET and the other two medical entrance exams, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS.

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Careers360 presents here the complete data on MBBS and BDS seats available for admissions through NEET. Apart from this, MBBS seats offered in Institutions of National Importance like the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences and the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, for which admissions are conducted through the two separate entrance examinations, are also given. The data has been collected from the information submitted by various Ministeries in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as well as that shared on the official website of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Dental Council of India (DCI).

Increase in MBBS/BDS seats in India
The Government of India has been attempting to raise the number of seats and colleges in MBBS and BDS through NEET year after year so as to increase the number of doctors working in the country’s rapidly growing healthcare sector. The MBBS and BDS seats available in some Indian states have already gone up compared to the 2017 MBBS/BDS admissions.

On March 23, 2018, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) in reply to a question asked in the Lok Sabha about the number of MBBS/BDS seats allotted to state-run and private medical/dental colleges in India, informed the Parliament about the details of MBBS/BDS seats available in each state of India. The reply stated that presently, there are a total of 30,455 MBBS and 2,930 BDS seats available in state-run institutions and 36,165 MBBS and 24,130 BDS seats available in private medical/dental colleges in India.

The admission to MBBS/BDS courses in all medical/dental colleges, whether it be government or private (except for AIIMS and JIPMER institutions) takes place through NEET scores. NEET is an all India undergraduate medical examination conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS courses throughout the country. NEET 2018 is scheduled to be held on May 6, 2018.

A comprehensive state-wise list of total MBBS and BDS seats and colleges across India, segregated as per categories, including government, private, central, etc. is given in the tables 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

216

30,455

47

2,930

Private Colleges*

247

36,165

260

24,130

AIIMS & JIPMER institutions

11

1,107

-

-

Central Universities

2

151

2

88

Grand Total

476

68,028

309

27,148

*Including Deemed Universities

 

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

12

1,900

2

140

Assam

6

726

1

40

Bihar

9

950

1

40

Chandigarh

1

100

1

100

Chattisgarh

6

650

1

100

Daman & Diu

0

0

0

0

Delhi

6

900

3

140

Goa

1

150

1

40

Gujarat

17

2,830

4

400

Haryana

5

600

1

60

Himachal Pradesh

5

500

1

60

Jammu & Kashmir

3

400

2

100

Jharkhand

3

350

1

50

Karnataka

18

2,650

3

160

Kerala

9

1,350

5

240

Madhya Pradesh

6

800

1

50

Maharashtra

22

3,050

4

260

Manipur

2

200

2

100

Meghalaya

1

50

0

0

Orissa

5

850

1

50

Pondicherry

1

150

1

40

Punjab

3

500

2

80

Rajasthan

8

1,450

1

40

Sikkim

0

0

0

0

Tamil Nadu

25

3,250

1

100

Telangana

7

1,100

1

100

Tripura

2

200

0

0

Uttar Pradesh

15

2,199

3

190

Uttarakhand

3

350

0

0

West Bengal

14

2,150

3

250

Total

216

30,455

47

2,930

*Data given by MoHFW in Lok Sabha in reply to unstarred question number 4650 on March 23, 2018.

#Number of colleges is based on data provided on MCI official website for 2017-18 period and is subject to change.

 

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

1,300

Assam

0

0

0

0

Bihar

3

400

4

240

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

6

840

Haryana

6

850

10

900

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

*Data given by MoHFW in Lok Sabha in reply to unstarred question number 4650 on March 23, 2018.

#Number of colleges is based on data provided on MCI official website for 2017-18 period and is subject to change.

 

**Figure given as ‘280’ in the Lok Sabha reply, which is erroneous as there approximately 19 private medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh a figure of 280 will give less than 15 MBBS seats per college on average. Data has thus been changed in accordance with that provided on the MCI website.

 

^The sum of total MBBS seats available in private colleges across India is given as ‘36,040’ in the Lok Sabha reply. However, when the MBBS private seats as given for individual states are calculated, the sum is ‘33,745’. This total has been further corrected after accounting the change in MBBS seats data of Andhra Pradesh private colleges.

 

$There is an inconsistency in the Lok Sabha and MCI data of the total number of MBBS seats available in the private medical colleges of Punjab. The Lok Sabha reply states that there are total 1,050 MBBS seats available in private colleges of Punjab, whereas both MCI and 2017-18 Punjab data indicate only 625 private MBBS seats in Punjab are available across 5 private medical colleges (including Deemed Universities). The source of Lok Sabha data for Punjab’s private MBBS seats is unavailable.

 

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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