Top Medical Colleges in East India 2015
Traditionally, East has been the most neglected region when it comes to education. Medical education also follows the same trend with only a few schools dotting the region and faculty crunch at an alarming level.
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Careers360 here presents a list of Top Medical Colleges in East India 2015.
With 32 colleges representing 8 of the 11 states that constitute East and North East, this is the most under represented region in medical education in India. In terms of over all quality too, the region has a lot of catching up to do. Just nine colleges out of the 32 rated have scored about 30% (150 or above out of 500). Only two colleges, Medical College, Kolkata and Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata have AAAA+ status among Top Medical Colleges in East India 2015. Both are in West Bengal, the most advanced state in the region. Top Medical Colleges in East India 2015 also includes AIIMS Bhubhaneswar which is among six new AIIMS set up in underserved areas of the country.
Across the board, students prefer colleges in state capitals, barring Odisha where SCB Medical College, Cuttack is the top choice. Very few private medical colleges are functioning in the region, and almost none in the North East. In terms of publications, just about 10 colleges have 30+ average annual publications with productivity hovering around 0.3. Most of them do not publish anything of consequence and primarily focus on teaching.
In terms of faculty too, the region obviously needs improvement. Lack of connectivity, reduced job opportunity for spouse and general apathy are some of the reasons that are cited for poor recruitment. But considering the fact that 13 medical colleges surveyed have less than 100 faculty members, the scenario is alarming, to say the least, especially since most of the colleges have 100 or above seats. The region has a long way to go in almost all parameters before it can attain a comparable status to other regions of the country.
Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Silchar