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 IndiaTo 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
Private Colleges including Deemed Universities
AIIMS & JIPMER institutions
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)
Andaman & Nicobar
Jammu & Kashmir
Note: Compiled from MCI website including EWS seats added in 2019.
List of Private Medical/Dental Colleges and Seats (MBBS/BDS)
Daman & Diu
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)
List of Central Medical/Dental Universities and seats (MBBS/BDS)
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