MBBS/BDS Seats in India through NEET
Prabha Dhavala, 08 Dec 2018

MBBS/BDS Seats in India through NEET -  A common query by medical aspirants in the country is, " What are the number of MBBS/BDS Seats in India through NEET? The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), India’s premier medical undergraduate entrance exam, to be held on May 5 is the entry to the MBBS seats and BDS seats offered by medical and dental institutions across the country. The know how of the number of MBBS/BDS Seats in India through NEET allows candidates to check their chances of gaining admissions to MBBS or BDS programmes amongst the tough competition marking NEET. It may be noted that seats in all AIIMS and JIPMER is not through NEET but through AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS.

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NEET is an all India undergraduate medical examination conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS courses throughout the country. NEET 2019 is scheduled to be held on May 5, 2019 for which the application process started on November 1. 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.

Careers360 presents all details of the total number of MBBS and BDS seats in India through NEET in the article below. 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 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 2018 saw a substantial increase in the MBBS and BDS seats available in some Indian states as compared to the ones in 2017.

On March 23, 2018, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed the Lok Sabha that a total of 30,455 seats in state-run institutions and 36,165 seats in private medical colleges in the country are available for MBBS admissions while about 2,930 seats in state-run institutes and 24,130 seats in private dental colleges in India are available in BDS programmes . This was 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.

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

216

30,455

47

2,930

Private Colleges including Deemed Universities

247

36,165

260

24,130

Central Universities

2

151

2

88

Total Seats through NEET
465
66,771
309
27,148

AIIMS & JIPMER institutions


11
1.107
-
-

Grand Total

476

68,028

309

27,148

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

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. 

***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. 

****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.

 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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