Top MBBS Colleges in Kerala 2022

Almost 33% of students take science in their 10+2 or higher education. Many students take science for pursuing the medical field. Medical field is one of the most reputed fields in India. Medical field helps you pursue a career in many courses such as MBBS (Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery), BDS (Bachelors of dental surgery), BAMS (Bachelors of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS (Bachelors of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery) etc. MBBS is one of the most opted courses for science students. According to some researchers it has been found out that almost 7 Lakh people every year apply for an MBBS course and only 79.8K seats are available for MBBS in all over India. MBBS is a path to become a Doctor or a Physician. MBBS is a 5.5 year duration course with 1 year of mandatory internship. The fees for an MBBS course varies significantly across colleges wherein government colleges charge lower fees as compared to private colleges. 

For MBBS there is one fixed entrance exam conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) which is called NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test). Student who aspires to pursue a MBBS course needs to give the NEET entrance exam compulsorily. Without appearing for the NEET examination no candidate will get an admission in any undergraduate medical course in India. In India there are several good medical colleges offering MBBS courses for the students. AIIMS is the best medical college available in India for MBBS but other than that there are various colleges located in different states for MBBS. One such state is Kerala. Kerala is famous for its tourism, but it also has great educational facilities and great medical colleges for MBBS. Here we have listed the best medical colleges in Kerala along with essential information that interested students must note.

MBBS Colleges in Kerala: Eligibility Criteria

A candidate needs to know the eligibility criteria of the course they are pursuing. If a candidate is not eligible for the course then he or she will not be able to apply for that course. Eligibility criteria means there are certain terms and conditions which are laid by colleges or education authorities on the basis of which students are eligible to apply for that particular college or course. Below we have listed down common eligibility criteria which a student needs to fulfill for applying to the MBBS course :- 

  1. The student or candidate’s age should be a minimum of 17 years. 

  2. The student should pursue a science stream in 10+2 with subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology with mathematics being an optional subject.

  3. The students should complete their 10+2 examination with at least 50 to 60% from a recognized board. Students who belong to reserved category need to attain at least 40%. 

These were all the common eligibility criteria students should also look out for additional eligibility criteria mentioned by Medical Council of India. 

MBBS Colleges in Kerala: Admission Process

Admission process means steps which a student needs to follow for getting admission in a college. Below we have listed down admission process for the MBBS Course :- 

  1. First the student needs to fulfill all the eligibility criteria mentioned. 

  2. For getting admission to a MBBS course a student compulsorily needs to give NEET entrance exam. NEET entrance exam is conducted by NTA. It is conducted every year. This year 13 Lakh students appeared for NEET examination. 

  3. The results are declared by NTA on their official website. After the results are declared a mandatory counselling session is kept in every state. First a national wide counselling is organized where only 15% of the whole seats are allotted to students who scored the desired marks. After which 85% of the seats lie with every state for the medical colleges located there. Which means that when Kerala counselling is organized 85% seats are to be allotted to medical aspirants who are residents of Kerala. In the counselling session the seats are offered to students on two basis. 1st is on the basis of colleges listed by students as their preferred college and next the rank scored by them in NEET entrance exam.

  4. Once they get their preferred college the candidate needs to fulfill further formalities and they secure their admission in the college for which they have been allotted the seat. 

MBBS Colleges in Kerala: List of Top MBBS Colleges in Kerala

There are no specializations available in MBBS courses. MBBS course is an undergraduate program hence it does not include any specialization degrees available and it also does not have any further extra courses. In Kerala almost 75% of the registered students appeared for NEET entrance exam. The seats available for MBBS in Kerala are more than 3500 including both government and private colleges. There are more than 30 medical colleges in Kerala providing MBBS courses. 

Below we have listed top medical colleges of Kerala providing MBBS Course along with we have also provided their rankings if they are ranked by NIRF or Careers360. Further we also provided each college’s NEET Cutoffs of 2019 and their fees as well.

Name of the college 

NIRF 

Careers360 Rating / Ranking 

Entrance exam acceptable 

Cutoff

Fees 

Amrita School of Medicine , Kochi 

7

3

 NEET 

103119 Closing Rank 

Rs. 1 Crore

Government Medical College , Thiruvanthampuram 

Not assigned 

35

NEET 

400 Closing Rank 

Rs. 1.44 Lakhs 

Government Medical College , Kottayam 

Not assigned 

40 

NEET

568 Closing Rank 

Rs. 1.44 Lakhs 

Government Medical College , Kollam 

Not assigned 

44

NEET 

933 closing rank 

Rs. 1.44 Lakhs 

Government Medical College , Kozhikode 

Not assigned 

52 

NEET 

260 Closing Rank 

Rs. 1.54 Lakhs 

Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences , Amala Nagar 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

2178 closing rank 

Rs. 32.10 Lakhs 

Jubilee Mission Medical College , Thrissur 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

1621 Closing Rank 

Rs. 25.20 Lakhs 

Sree Gokulam Medical College , Venjaramoodu 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

4214 Closing Rank 

Rs. 25.20 Lakhs 

DR Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College , Karakonam 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

5057 Closing Rank 

Rs. 25.20 Lakhs 

Azeezia Medical College , Meeyanoor 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

4002 Closing Rank 

Rs. 25.20 Lakhs 

Pushpagiri Institute Of Medical Science , Thiruvalla 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

2289 Closing Rank 

Rs. 25.20 Lakhs 

Believers Church Medical College And Hospital , Thiruvalla 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

2496 Closing Rank 

Rs. 25.20 Lakhs 

Travancore Medical College , Kollam 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

2970 Closing Rank 

Rs. 25.20 Lakhs 

Karuna Medical College , Palakkad 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

6906 Closing Rank 

Rs. 24.32 Lakhs 

Government Medical College , Thrissur 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

1109 Closing Rank 

Rs. 1.44 Lakhs 

KMCT Medical College , Manaserry 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

3421 closing rank 

Rs. 24.93 Lakhs 

T D Medical College , Alapphauzha 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

1155 Closing Rank 

Rs. 1.44 Lakhs 

Government Medical College , Ernakulam 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

1098 Closing Rank 

Rs. 1.52 Lakhs 

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

2012 closing rank 

Rs. 25.20 Lakhs 

DM WIMS Medical College , Meppadi 

Not assigned 

Not assigned 

NEET 

6648 Closing Rank 

Rs. 26.95 Lakhs 

Career Opportunities Available for MBBS Graduates and Expected Salary

MBBS is seen as one of the most reputed courses in India and trains a person or a student for becoming a doctor. To be noticed that every physician would have a MBBS degree for sure. But other than that, after MBBS half of the students go for Pursuing Master of surgery in various specializations such as anesthesiology, General Surgery, Orthopedics, OphthalmologyENT etc. But it should be noted that there are also many self-employment and freelancing opportunities available after completing MBBS as well.

Job position 

Expected salary 

Physician

Rs. 6 Lakhs Per annum 

Medical officer 

Rs. 7 Lakhs per annum 

Dietician

Rs. 5 Lakhs per annum 

Pediatrician

Rs. 5.5 Lakhs per annum 

Medical surgeon 

Rs. 10 Lakhs per annum. 

Top recruiters for MBBS Graduates

In MBBS it is mandatory to do a 1 year internship after which a candidate gets the MBBS degree. Internships are generally offered by the college itself. For MBBS graduates the top recruiters generally would be hospitals , pharmaceutical companies , medical research departments etc. 

Below we have listed down top recruiters for MBBS graduates :- 

  1. Lilavati Hospital 

  2. Apollo Hospitals 

  3. Cipla ltd. 

  4. Sri Ganga Ram hospital 

  5. Fortis Healthcare Ltd

  6. Medanta Hospital 

  7. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

  8. Wockhardt Ltd

  9. Religare Health Insurance Company Ltd

  10. Apollo Munich Health Industries Co Ltd

FAQS 

Question 1 - I am interested in allopathic medicine and surgery. Which medical course should I pursue? 

Answer - MBBS is a very good course for individuals looking for a career in allopathic medicine and surgery. Candidates can also pursue an MD or MS afterwards to gain specialisation in the field.

Question 2 - Which body conducts NEET examination? 

Answer - NTA i.e. National testing Agency is the responsible body for conducting NEET examination in India. 

Question 3 - How many students appeared for NEET examination from Kerala in 2020? 

Answer - In Kerala almost 75% of the registered students appeared for NEET entrance exam. Students who score more than the cut off marks are eligible for appx 3500 seats available at medical colleges in Karnataka.

Question 4 - Are there any specializations available for MBBS? 

Answer - No there are no specializations available for MBBS. It is a general medicine course that helps the candidate acquire knowledge of the medical field. For a specialization, candidates must pursue MD or MS.

Question 5 - Mention job opportunities for MBBS graduates with their expected salary? 

Answer – Job opportunities for MBBS graduates exist in private hospitals, government hospitals, government dispensaries, pharmaceutical companies, private clinics and various other organisations.

Question 6 - Is it mandatory to do a 1 year internship for completing MBBS degree? 

Answer – Yes, it is compulsory to do a 1 year internship for getting an MBBS degree, as the internship is the part of the degree.

Question 7 - Mention the rankings by NIRF and Careers360 of Amrita Medical Science School? 

Answer – Amrita Medical Science School has been ranked 7th by NIRF  and 3rd by Careers360 in the list for top medical colleges in India.

Question 8 - Mention the best medical college in Kerala. 

Answer - According to NIRF and Careers360, the best medical college in Kerala is Amrita Medical Science School. 

Question 9 - How many seats are available for MBBS in Kerala? 

Answer- More than 3500 seats are available in Kerala for MBBS students. Candidates who qualify the NEET are eligible for these seats.

Question 10- What are the fees of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research for MBBS? 

Answer – The course fee charged by the institute for MBBS is around Rs. 10.34 Lakhs. Boarding, lodging, and dining charges are payable extra.

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